International travel to resume in Kiribati this August

Kiribati Airport
Air carriers at Bonriki International Airport. PHOTO: Air Kiribati

All international travel to and from Kiribati will return to normal on August 1st this year, reports Radio Kiribati.

Incoming passengers are required to have a valid COVID-19 test 24hrs before departure. The number of days spent in quarantine centres in the country has been reduced to three days. 

Those testing positive will spend a week in quarantine until the test returns a negative result.

A statement from the Office of the President said curfew hours have been ceased for all islands and kava bars and night clubs are now back to normal opening hours.

Inter-island travel will continue, but with strict Ministry of Health and Medical Services protocols.

Meanwhile, the first three-member medical team from China stared work at the Tungaru Central Hospital in the capital, Tarawa last week, since the resumption of diplomatic relations between Kiribati and China.

Meanwhile, the first three-member medical team from China have stared work at the Tungaru Central Hospital in the capital, Tarawa last week, since the resumption of diplomatic relations between Kiribati and China.

A statement from the Chinese Embassy in Bairiki said the three doctors include an anaesthesiologist, Dr Zhang Yong, Emergency Consultant, Dr Sun Bin and Internal Medicine consultant, Dr Ma Qiuhua.

The team arrived in Tarawa with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi three weeks ago.

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