The report presents the analysis of travel restrictions as of 1 September 2020 and places the emphasis on analysing common factors of destinations which have started easing restrictions and of destinations which borders remain closed, with a view to better understand the underlying factors and supporting decision making in this regard.
While the Pacific awaits the return of visitors, strategic partnerships between regional agencies are working to ensure that the tourism and aviation sectors are adequately prepared for the reopening of borders for tourism.
In the wake of skyrocketing coronavirus infections in Hawai'i and Guam, and government-mandated "lockdowns" in both islands to contain Covid-19 spread, the Marshall Islands government has suspended non-essential outbound air travel.
The Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has the privilege of partnering with the United Nations and other project partners to deliver the Pacific Unite Virtual Concert, which will be screened both regionally and internationally on Saturday 15th August, 2020.
The Cook Islands recently concluded participation in the 17th annual Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Committee Ministers Meeting (FFC Ministerial) held from 6 – 7 August, conducted online for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Majuro - Although the Marshall Islands extended its border closure through September 5, over 100 US Army Reagan Test Site workers have been repatriated since June as part of an ongoing exemption to allow "mission critical" workers stranded in the US to return to the missile range at Kwajalein Atoll.