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Wednesday 5 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paul Gauguin arrived in Nuku'alofa on the morning of 3 October, the first cruise ship welcomed onto our shores in two and a half-years, since the border closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thursday 29 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The local tourism industry that was hit hard with the closure of Tonga's international borders in 2020 is looking for revival. The first cruise ship Paul Gauguin, is scheduled to arrive on 3 October in Nuku'alofa, with a total of eight cruise ships listed for the rest of the year.
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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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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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Saturday 23 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's borders will open on 1 August, with the number of weekly flights increasing slowly over the next two months, the Tonga Government announced last night. Adults must prove they are vaccinated for COVID-19 (unless exempted) with at least two doses, and all passengers must have a supervised negative rapid antigen test (RAT) before departure.
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Friday 15 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government has today handed back bookings to airlines and travel agents "Starting tomorrow, services will be provided commercially by airlines and travel agents," said MEIDECC CEO, Paula Ma’u. Tonga is moving toward an incremental border re-opening, with zero MIQ for incoming passengers starting in August.
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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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Friday 1 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Weekly flights will resume between Tonga and Australia starting on 7 July to September.
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Thursday 31 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga won the BIE Gold Award for exhibition design at the Expo 2020 Dubai on March 30, for its “supreme aesthetic functionality with extraordinary visitor discovery” in the the Opportunity District, Interior Design Category.
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Thursday 31 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four repatriation flights arrived in Tonga yesterday, March 30, with 277 passengers, MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u confirmed this afternoon.
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Wednesday 16 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has reduced its Managed Isolation Quarantine (MIQ) requirement for international arrivals from 21 to 15 days, for the 180 repatriates who arrived at Fua'amotu International Airport yesterday, on three flights coming from New Zealand, Fiji, and Australia.
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Tuesday 15 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three repatriation flights are scheduled to arrive in Tonga today from New Zealand, Fiji, and Australia, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for MEIDECC, Hon. Poasi Tei, confirmed on Feb.14. They are the first passenger flights in over three months.
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Thursday 9 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Repatriation flights to Tonga from Australia, Vanuatu, Fiji (for stranded passengers), and possibly Samoa have been confirmed tentatively for January 18 next year, MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma'u told Matangi Tonga this afternoon. A repatriation flight from New Zealand that was scheduled for January 11 has been delayed and confirmed tentatively for January 20.
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Thursday 28 October 2021

Auckland, New Zealand
Tonga will be on New Zealand’s one-way quarantine-free travel list along with Samoa, Vanuatu and Tokelau starting on November 8, but only for people who have the right to reside permanently in New Zealand as well as people covered by border exceptions.
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Tuesday 19 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s next repatriation flight is on scheduled to arrive from Christchurch, New Zealand, on October 27 with 300 passengers.
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Tuesday 5 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The repatriation flights from Australia and New Zealand planned to arrive in Tonga this month have been postponed due to COVID-19, confirmed a MEIDECC statement today.
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Monday 4 October 2021

Auckland, New Zealand
People over the age of 18 years planning to travel on Air New Zealand international flights will need to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 from 1 February 2022, or to provide a medical exemption.
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Wednesday 25 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The repatriation flight from Vanuatu that was due to arrive today with around 14 passengers was cancelled due to aircraft technical difficulties, confirmed Chief Medical Public Health Officer, Dr Reynold ‘Ofanoa today.
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Tuesday 24 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The repatriations that were scheduled to arrive in Tonga tomorrow, August 25, and next week have been deferred until further notice, MEIDECC have announced.
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Tuesday 6 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A float parade and fun fair events were held on Monday, July 5 a public holiday in Tonga. People flocked to the Nuku'alofa waterfront to enjoy the events, after more than a year since mass gatherings, including the annual Heilala Festival were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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