Kiribati Repatriation Awaits Landing Permit
The government will repatriate Solomon Islanders in Kiribati if a landing permit is approved in Tarawa.
Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr. Jimmie Rodgers told journalists that 28 Solomon Islanders are currently awaiting repatriation from Kiribati.
We are trying to organize one for pick up from Kiribati. We have a close to 100 in Fiji. These are low risk countries. If we have a landing permit, then we plan to put a flight next week to bring them back so that they can be quarantined for two weeks. Once they complete their quarantine with those from the Philippines then we get ready for the next Philippines repatriation flight, Rodgers says.
He also says there is a likelihood for a third flight to Auckland in November.
Rodgers say nationals shall be coming in from Europe, France, Geneva, UK, and Taiwan as well as the engineers for the Tina Hydro and several road projects..
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