1 Jul 2020

Tonga delays opening of borders

4:01 pm on 1 July 2020

Tonga's government has delayed plans to reopen its border to New Zealand.

Prime Minister Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa said the plan to allow inbound passengers this month had been deferred.

He said he would make a formal announcement about the government's plans "soon."

Tonga cancelled all flights to the country in March, leaving hundreds of Tongans stranded abroad, mostly in New Zealand.

The country has seen no cases of Covid-19.