“The repatriation flight scheduled for 16th August 2020 has been cancelled.
:Chair of the COVID-19 Oversight Committee, Mr James Remobatu issued the cancellation notice.
“In the notice, the government of Solomon Islands apologizes to Solomon Islands nationals and those intending to travel on that flight.
“The Government made the decision after careful consideration on the global pandemic situation and the need for reprioritization of capacity at its borders to be well prepared to minimize the risks against any potential importation of this deadly threat”, the notice reads.
“The said flight was to take place between Solomon Islands, Australia and New Zealand.
“The government says they will advise intending travellers into Solomon Islands on the future date of repatriation flights, most likely set for the coming weeks.
“At the same time, it is understood the proposed flight to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on the 29th of August 2020 has been put on halt.”
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