29 Jun 2020

Tuvalu revises economic relief measures

2:25 pm on 29 June 2020

Tuvalu has revised economic relief measures as the country moves from Covid-19 alert level three to level two.

Tuvalu's Parliament building

Tuvalu's Parliament building Photo: RNZ Pacific/ Jamie Tahana

Monthly $AU40 payments to all citizens have ceased and will now be limited to households with no regular income.

Monthly payments to sponsored overseas students ends but will continue for those in private study abroad.

Amounts will vary in accordance with the alert level of the country of study and are limited to four students per household.

Payments to civil servants abroad continue until they return home and frontline officers in Tuvalu continue receiving risk allowance until the state of emergency is lifted.