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Thursday 29 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After two-years and six-months, Tonga has lifted most of its COVID-19 health restrictions, including that for international travel and the national curfew, effective from 27 September. The border has now fully re-opened, with a requirement for foreign adults to provide proof of vaccination before arrival.
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Friday 23 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around 40,000 doses of the COVID-19 MRNA Moderna vaccine donated by the Government of Spain arrived in Tonga on 22 September.
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Tuesday 13 September 2022

Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand has ended its traffic light system, which means international travellers will no longer need to be vaccinated to enter the country, and the mandatory COVID-19 testing is scrapped.
Wednesday 7 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The number of COVID-19 active cases, which saw a second wave peaking last month, is on a downward trend in Tonga.
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Thursday 1 September 2022

The new COVID-19 variant BA.5 has been confirmed in Tonga, after the re-opening of our border on 1 August, CEO of the Ministry of Health, Dr Siale 'Akau'ola said.
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Tuesday 30 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's midnight curfew has been eased by to start at 1:00am to 5:00am, as weekly flights to Tonga have increased, since the gradual re-opening of Tonga’s international border on 1 August. Two national State of Emergencies have also been renewed.
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Tuesday 23 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Health received 10,000 rapid antigen testing kits from China, to assist with the containment of COVID-19, after the gradual re-opening of Tonga's international border.
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Wednesday 17 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
COVID-19 cases have spread throughout Tonga, after the progressive opening of the country’s borders on 1 August 2022, but there are no hospitalizations, reports the Tonga Ministry of Health.
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Tuesday 2 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With hugs and tears families were reunited at Tonga's Fua'amotu International Airport, after arriving on the first flight as Tonga re-opened its international border with zero quarantine, on Monday 1 August. Lu’isa Sakalia, from Ma'ufanga kissed her young nephew and held him tight.
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Tuesday 2 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's current night time curfew - midnight to 5:00am - due to COVID-19 remains but will be re reviewed this month, after Government approved the incremental border re-opening on 1 August.
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Thursday 28 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s last repatriation flight arrived today with over 300 passengers, before Tonga's international border opens on 1 August with zero MIQ.
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Thursday 14 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Eua has of this week had 19 active COVID-19 cases. They are in home isolation and doing well, said Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola. He encouraged those who are still not vaccinated or have not had boosters to do so, advising the public not to be complacent because COVID is still here and there are still different variants abroad.
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Wednesday 6 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is looking for an incremental border re-opening in August, said MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u today, and the good news is that the government may hand back incoming bookings to the airlines from mid-July.
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Wednesday 22 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three repatriation flights from Australia, New Zealand and Fiji are expected to arrive in Tonga on June 29 and 30 with more than 500 passengers.
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Sunday 19 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga may look at re-opening its borders to revive its economy if the current downward trend of active COVID-19 cases in the community continues to decline. There were only 234 active COVID-19 cases recorded as of 14 June.
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Sunday 19 June 2022

Wellington, New Zealand
Travellers will no longer need a COVID-19 pre-departure test for all arrivals to New Zealand, starting at 11:59pm from Monday 20 June.
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Wednesday 1 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All primary and early childhood school students in Tongatapu, Vava’u and Ha’apai will return to the classroom on Monday, June 6.
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Wednesday 1 June 2022
Piukala

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's quarantine and isolation days will be reduced to three-days, starting on 30 June as COVID-19 cases continue on a downward trend. Until then, the five days quarantine will apply to arrivals.
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Wednesday 25 May 2022
SET program

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
First term school fees for 3849 secondary school students throughout Tonga are being paid under the World Bank's SET Project. A total of $962,250 pa'anga was disbursed from the World Bank's SET Project on 23 May, to pay the Term 1 fees for eligible secondary students of disadvantaged families.
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Thursday 19 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan secondary school students will return to classrooms on 23 May, under eased restrictions. Also, the night time curfew will be reduced tp 5 hours , from midnight to 5:00am from 21 May.
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