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Wednesday 7 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four repatriation flights are being planned to arrive in Tonga on April 28 and 30. While, a flight from Australia today took more seasonal workers.
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Tuesday 23 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three repatriation flights to Tonga are now expected to arrive on March 31 and April 1. The flights will be from Auckland, Brisbane and Fiji.
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Friday 19 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Repatriation flights from New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji are expected arrive in Tonga on 31 March, confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u this morning.
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Wednesday 3 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Repatriation flights from Australia and Fiji arrived this afternoon with 167 passengers, confirmed Deputy Police Commissioner ‘Atunaisa Taumoepeau.
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Tuesday 2 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dates for repatriation flights to Tonga have been scheduled for the remainder of 2021, confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u today.
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Wednesday 17 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Repatriation flights are scheduled to arrive in Tonga on March 3, from New Zealand, Australia and Fiji.
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Wednesday 6 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two repatriation flights with 280 passengers are planned to arrive in Tonga on 14 January, from Auckland, New Zealand, and Samoa.
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Saturday 12 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 129 passengers repatriated from New Zealand on 9 December have tested negative for CoViD-19 in their first round of testing, confirmed Chief Medical Officer (Public Health) Dr Reynold 'Ofanoa on December 11.
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Thursday 10 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One hundred and fifty-seven repatriates arrived at Fua’amotu International Airport from Nadi, Fiji, at 12:50pm today, 10 December, Tonga Police confirmed.
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Tuesday 8 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Repatriates from Brisbane tested negative for CoViD-19 and were released from quarantine in Nuku'alofa this morning, confirmed Chief Medical Officer (Public Health) Dr Reynold 'Ofanoa today.
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Monday 26 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All 141 passengers repatriated from Christchurch, New Zealand earlier this month have tested negative for CoViD-19 confirmed Ministry of Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola today. Another 230 repatriated passengers are expected to arrive later this week from Brisbane and Auckland.
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Friday 11 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two repatriation flights are being planned for next month to return around 300 people from Christchurch, New Zealand and Brisbane, Australia, confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u today.
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Monday 13 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is ready to receive its first repatriation flight from Fiji today, with 58 passengers expected to land at Fua’amotu International Airport at 12:45pm on a Fiji Airways flight chartered by the Tonga government.
Wednesday 17 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 50 passengers to board the first repatriation flight from Auckland to Tonga will probably be selected next week, confirmed MEIDECC CEO, Paula Ma’u today, 17 June. “If that goes well, it depends on health and their analysis on whether we will increase the number and even the flights.” Otherwise at that rate, with about 7,000 Tongans overseas who want to return to Tonga, it might take years to repatriate everyone and quarantine will be costly. By Eleanor Gee.
Tuesday 16 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Ministry of Tourism has confirmed today that government is planning for the first repatriation flight of 50 Tongans “after next week as a start” and that the first passengers will arrive “in three weeks from last Friday, if everything is going as planned”.
Sunday 14 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Editor's comment: On Friday we reported the government’s announcement that there would be a test/drill repatriation flight, with 50 overseas Tongans arriving on an Air New Zealand cargo flight “next week”, and quarantined for two weeks at the Tanoa Hotel. The problem with our report was that we believed what we were being told at the Prime Minister's press conference held at the Fa'onelua Centre. But the “flight arriving this week” was simply their flight of fantasy.
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Friday 29 May 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Samoan citizens stuck in New Zealand can now return to Samoa as the first of a series of repatriation flights departed Auckland to Apia today, 29 May.