Marshall Islands news

August 31, 2020

Vice Reaches Out to Young Pacific Climate Activists

Young climate activists in the Pacific are being asked to apply for a new media initiative.
August 31, 2020

Marshall Islands bans outbound travel

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.
August 14, 2020

PACIFIC UNITE Virtual Concert

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.   
August 12, 2020

Cook Islands uphold regional maritime security via 17th annual Forum Fisheries Committee Ministers Meeting

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.
August 10, 2020

Marshall Islands Borders Begin Slow Reopening

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.
July 9, 2020

Marshall Islands continues inbound travel ban

The Marshall Islands has extended its ban on inbound travel to the country for another month in an effort to maintain its coronavirus-free environment.
May 15, 2020

Virtual Consulting Lifeline Created to Help Struggling South Pacific Tourism Operators

High profile Solomon Islands dive tourism entrepreneur, Belinda Botha has stepped up with a timely and proactive helping hand to offer virtual business coaching advice to struggling South Pacific tourism operators - COVID-19 Human Capital Virtual Consulting.
May 13, 2020

SPTO Launches COVID-19 Recovery Strategy for Members

The Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has today launched the “SPTO COVID-19 Recovery Strategy”, which has been developed to guide and support the COVID-19 recovery efforts of SPTO and its members.
April 27, 2020

SPTO Member Countries’ Consolidated Response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus 27th April 2020

As at 27th April 2020 and as per the official WHO website and information received from members the relevant stats for the Pacific are as follows.
March 9, 2020

Marshall Islands bans incoming travellers for 14 days

The Marshall Islands has taken the unprecedented action of closing off all airline travel into the country for a two-week period in an effort to prevent importation of the coronarivus Covid-19.
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