Tuvalu has the final COVID-19 patients in quarantine since the epidemic began. Pitcairn and Tokelau have no instances. Tuvalu’s acting prime minister announced the charges on May 20.
All Fijians under quarantine. No restrictions applied. Open schools, companies, and repatriation flights. 52% are vaccinated.
FSM will end quarantine on August 1. Increase immunizations and medical staff till then. Entrants must be fully immunised and COVID-19-negative. Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae will be served in June.
Marshall Islands might end quarantine. The country has a four-week quarantine until December.
Two weeks in Honolulu quarantine and two in-country. Three days ago, Hawaii quarantined.
Out-of-country quarantine may be eliminated and in-country quarantine shortened. Cabinet will discuss COVID-19 in the next weeks to reopen borders.
FSM and Marshall Islands quarantined cases but avoided community transmission.
After fewer COVID-19 cases, Tonga reduced restrictions. Businesses reopened on May 21, except nightclubs. Secondary schools resumed on May 23, while primary schools remain closed. Curfew is midnight-5am. Kingdom’s border will reopen in October or November.
Tonga has recorded 11,632 cases and vaccinated 91% of 12-year-olds and 58% of 18-year-olds.
Samoa’s COVID-19 alert level is 1. Fiame Naomi Mata’afa announced the change on May 31. Preschool starts July 4. All schools reopened. Foreign arrivals started August 1. The first-dose and adult immunisation rates are 93% and 98%, respectively.
Solomon Islands will reestablish its border 1 July. Arrivals must have negative PCR and RAT tests within 72 hours after arrival. From 1 June through July, international travellers will be quarantined for six days. Despite a 24% vaccination rate.
WHO and PNG authorities have warned about increased community transmission during elections. The lowest vaccination rates in the Pacific are 3% of the population and 30% of health personnel. WHO warns frontline health workers and media. People are advised to be vigilant during campaigns, voting, and celebrations.
French Polynesia and New Caledonia no longer need masks. Unvaccinated travellers may now visit French territory save Wallis and Futuna. French Polynesia reported 72,922 COVID-19 cases and New Caledonia 62,016.
As 2022 cases exceed 9,000, Vanuatu has vaccinated 75% of its eligible population. Two Omicron sub-variants are spreading nationwide, says the Ministry of Health.
May saw more COVID-19 instances in Fiji. Despite 91% second-shot coverage, booster rate is 29.5%.
American Samoa wants to acquire 65 acres in Hawaii to shelter COVID-19 victims. Guam pays for booster shots for adults. Northern Mariana Islands currently allows 5-11-year-old booster shots.