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Tuesday 6 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 135 passengers who were repatriated from New Zealand and Fiji have tested negative for COVID-19. Tonga is on schedule to start vaccinating frontline and vulnerable groups on April 15.
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Wednesday 31 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A repatriation flight with 110 passengers arrived in Tonga from Auckland, today. Another flight from Australia was scheduled today, to pick up seasonal workers, who are expected to depart for Australia later this evening.
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Tuesday 9 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The repatriation flight that was scheduled to arrive tomorrow, March 10, with passengers from Auckland, will now only carry cargo, confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u this morning.
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Monday 1 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A repatriation flight from Auckland planned for Wednesday, March 3 has been postponed due to New Zealand raising its lockdown levels, the Tonga government announced today.
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Thursday 4 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ninety-eight passengers were repatriated on an Air New Zealand flight from Auckland this afternoon, confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma'u today.
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Thursday 14 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first two repatriation flights for 2021, with a total of 238 passengers from Samoa and Auckland, New Zealand, arrived in Tonga this afternoon, 14 January, confirmed Tonga Police.
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Thursday 14 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM Queen Nanasipau‘u and HRH Prince Ata were among the 214 repatriated passengers who arrived in Tonga on a flight from Auckland, New Zealand this afternoon.
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Tuesday 24 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
117 repatriated passengers arrived at Fua’amotu International Airport from Brisbane, Australia this afternoon. Tongan seasonal workers boarded the return flight to Brisbane.
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Friday 30 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A repatriation flight to Tonga from Auckland, New Zealand with 172 passengers arrived at Fua’amotu International Airport this afternoon, 30 October.
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Friday 28 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An Air New Zealand charter flight that arrived at Fua’amotu International Airport last night picked up Vietnamese and Sri Lankan nationals who had been working on a project in Tonga, confirmed Paul Karalus of Tonga's Air Terminal Services today.
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Friday 28 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A repatriation flight from Fiji that was scheduled for Saturday, 29 August, has been deferred to next Wednesday, Ministry of Health CEO Dr Siale 'Akau'ola, confirmed last night. Meanwhile, a Hawkes Bay fruit grower has called Tonga's failure to repatriate its vulnerable young men and seasonal workers, who are left stranded in New Zealand, as “unconscionable” (shockingly unfair or unjust) .
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Thursday 20 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 150 quarantine passengers repatriated from New Zealand have been released to go home after they all tested negative for CoViD-19, confirmed the Ministry of Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola, today.
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Friday 7 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 150 passengers repatriated from New Zealand on Tuesday have all tested negative for CoViD-19 confirmed MEIDECC CEO, Paula Ma’u today. Currently, over 2800 people are registered on the government’s repatriation list wanting to return to Tonga, The next repatriation flight is booked tentatively for 25 August.
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Tuesday 4 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s second repatriation flight arrived this afternoon with 150 passengers coming from New Zealand. One very happy family was waiting beside the road at Fua'amotu village near the airport, to welcome home one of the passengers, a 70-year-old father and grandfather, whom they hoped could see them as the quarantine buses left the airport.
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Tuesday 4 August 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Some lucky Tongan citizens who have remained in New Zealand since the COVID-19 lockdown are on the way home today on a repatriation flight.
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Friday 31 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A second repatriation flight from New Zealand will bring 150 passengers from New Zealand on Tuesday, August 4. Half of the passengers are expected to be seasonal workers.
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Monday 13 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A large secured motorcade with all the emergency services that Tongatapu could muster, delivered the first 58 repatriated Tongans to the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel this afternoon. Tonga is protecting its CoViD-19 free status.
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