SOLOMONS SANCTIONS REPATRIATION FLIGHTS
Honiara: Islands government has sanctioned two commercial flights that will enable a mass repatriation of citizens and some expatriates from neighbouring countries.
More than 300 people are expected on board two Solomon Airlines flights scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday next week.
This was announced by the Prime Minister’s secretary Jimmy Rodgers on Sunday, during a weekly update provided by the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation.
Mr Rodgers said most of the people being repatriated were Solomon Islanders who had been stranded in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Vanuatu because of COVID-19 border restrictions.