18 Apr 2020

Tonga extends border closure until mid-June

12:02 pm on 18 April 2020

Tonga has extended its border closure until 12 June.

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Photo: AFP/Torsten Blackwood

The country closed its border and order the cancellation of all inbound and outbound flights last month, in a bid to prevent Covid-19 entering.

Some exceptions on border entry have been made for repatriation and humanitarian flights.

The government yesterday decided that the border closure will be extended until mid-June.

However, restrictions on movement and gatherings in the kingdom have been relaxed, with schools reopening this week.