Micronesia

The Covid-free Pacific islands looking to rejoin the world

The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Marshall Islands, neither of which have had Covid-19 public cases, are planning to re-open their borders.

The FSM has declared the plan to open its boundaries without quarantine beginning from August 1.

For the time being, the Marshall Islands has steadily decreased its quarantine necessities since 2021, and the nation’s top govt supervisor said Friday it is no longer “accurate and sustainable” to uphold the 2.5 years of border closing.

The Marshall Islands borders, which were closed since March 2020 to tourism upholding one of the world’s strictest Covid-19-prevention arrangements, are anticipated to further reduce isolation as soon as next month.

The healthcare sectors in the FSM and the Marshall Islands have been involved in an aggressive Covid-19 immunization program.

The FSM & Marshall Islands must have seen numerous so-called “border” instances of Covid-19 in managed isolation. But there is no spread into their island societies due to severe isolation guidelines.

Nauru and Niue have no public transmission of Covid-19.

Pitcairn, Tokelau, and Tuvalu also had no border or public transmission instances of Covid.