Graduating students from Fiji will have to wait until December 27 and 28 before they are repatriated home in two separate flights as the government reveals flight details to bring back nationals from various countries in the region and beyond.
Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs Collin Beck this afternoon announced via the government’s weekly COVID-19 update on radio that flights are being planned mostly to repatriate graduating students and other nationals.
He states that there are two more flights planned for Fiji to bring back graduating students and they will happen on the 27 and 28 of December.
The first flight that repatriated mostly Fiji based students arrived on 19 November with students from Fiji National University, University of Fiji and some from USP and few nationals who were stranded in Kiribati. They are now in quarantine for 14 days.
Beck further reveals that Papua New Guinea based students and other nationals there will travel back home on a planed direct flight to Port Moresby on December 12. This flight will also bring home some 40 students from the Philippines who will be travelling from Manila to Port Moresby and connect to Honiara.
On December 6, Solomon Airlines will fly to Auckland to repatriate students, seasonal workers and other nationals who are currently in New Zealand. Beck adds the flight will also cater for students travelling from Taiwan.
Meanwhile the second flight to Manila will take place this Tuesday whilst the final one is for on December.