As part of the Solomon Islands’ Governments efforts towards the welfare of its citizens who are currently studying and residing in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands High Commission in Port Moresby have assisted a total of 39 students who have recently completed their studies in various tertiary institutions across PNG,

as well as, some [3] who are returning due to other academic reasons will be among the 55 passengers disembarking the WABS Pacific Travel Solutions chartered flight enroute to Fiji through Honiara on Tuesday 14th December, 2021.

Also on the flight are; Mr. Livae Nagikana and Junior Qoloni whom were rescued by Villagers from East New Britain after drifting out from Solomon Islands waters for 29 days.

All passengers on the flight are fully vaccinated on either, Astra Zeneca or Johnson & Johnson and all have undertaken 3 PCR pre-departure tests with negative results including the final tests conducted 72 hours before the departure of the flight.

Upon arrival all passengers will undergo mandatory quarantine of 14 days except for those with dependents (not vaccinated) who will be in quarantine for 21 days. They will also undergo the required PCR tests while in quarantine with negative results before they can be release.

The Solomon Islands High Commission wishes to acknowledge all stakeholders involved in facilitating the repatriation of the students and other SI nationals who are travelling on the flight, including the Solomon Islands Covid-19 Oversight Committee, the National Capital District (NCD) Provincial Health Authority Covid-19 team, the WABS Travel Solution (charterers) and the students themselves for ensuring that documentations are made available and safety during the Cov-19 pandemic is adhered to.

- SIHC Port Moresby Press Release