Vanuatu repatriation flight next month

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BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO

REPATRIATION flight for Vanuatu is set for next month since Vanuatu is still COVID-19 free says Dr Jimmie Rodgers Secretary to the Prime Minister.

“For Vanuatu we are hoping that they will come next month. Vanuatu is still COVID-19 free at this time. Whoever bought flights to come in here as much possible we will not import COVID-19 into the country,” Rodgers said.

He said for now on they will not mix people that come from different flights in different quarantine stations.

Rodgers explains that one flight will be accommodated in one quarantine stations. So that if there is any extension it will not affect others that come from different flights.

He adds for the weekly Brisbane flights it will continue with limited passengers who fulfil all requirements.

Rodgers stressed they are hoping to bring in students from Fiji and other countries with high priority TA’s for government.

“For now, we are reviewing those flights,” he said.

Dr Franco Rodie Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development also stated that there are Solomon Islands graduating students remaining in Vanuatu these are law students who need to come back.

“So, we are planning before the end of February to bring them home.”

“There others as well in Fiji who will need to come home as well and so we are given green light to resume flight to bring them home. All continuing students will remain in their country of studies,” Rodie said.


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