Fiji repatriation flight proposed for this month

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A planned repatriation flight to bring home Solomon Island students in Fiji is proposed for 26th October 2021 if approval is given by the cabinet.

This was confirmed by Dr Jimmie Rodgers Secretary to Prime Minister in a radio talk back show on Sunday.

“We will be going back to cabinet next week for a proposal on how Solomon Islands can slowly re-open its flights. I’ve mentioned this one because we are going to be recommending first repatriation flight from Fiji to be on the 26th of October.” Rodgers said.

He said this flight if approved will only bring in smaller number of people to enter the country.

“We will be finalising a discussion paper to go through cabinet for their consideration for re-opening of flights.

“But for us to completely open our borders it’s a tough call,” Rodgers said.    

Acting High Commissioner for Solomon Islands in Fiji Ellison Mason confirmed that in term of the proposed repatriation flight his office is now working with the Fiji government to ensure clearance is given.