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repatriation flights

Samoa Airways jet on runway
Apia, SAMOA — A repatriation flight from Auckland to Apia on Friday is expected to be the last for at least three weeks. The pause will prevent quarantine facilities from being overwhelmed. The Samoa Observer reported that initially there were going to be 15 quarantine sites in Samoa, grouping...
Samoa Airways Twin Otter
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At Sunday’s cabinet meeting, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga said the repatriation flights to bring back home local residents stranded in Samoa will run for this one last week and starting Aug. 1, for a period of two weeks, the flights will bring in specialized workers needed...
Samoa Airways Twin Otter
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Additional repatriation fights have been confirmed to return the rest of local residents stranded in Samoa, to American Samoa. While there has been no official statement from ASG, both Samoa Airways and Talofa Airways confirmed the additional flights on both its websites...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With more local residents stranded in Apia, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has approved additional repatriation flights so all local residents can be returned to American Samoa along with specialized workers needed in the territory. At Sunday’s government coronavirus task...
DoH staff at the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs facility in Pago Pago conducting daily testing
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Health Department on Monday issued a public notice explaining “repatriation” as some people from Samoa appear to want to travel to American Samoa for vacations and other purposes. “Repatriation means to return someone to his/ her own country, to return to their home...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Twenty-four hours after ASG implemented its repatriation plan to return back to the territory local residents stranded in Samoa after inter-Samoa borders were closed two months ago, the local Attorney General’s Office issued an advisory yesterday morning that “OK Board”...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG’s new repatriation plan for American Samoa residents stranded in Samoa due to border closure over the COVID-19 threat, will be carried out in phases — based on available quarantine facilities — starting tomorrow, Wednesday, with priority to travelers without medical...
 Air New Zealand planes parked up at Auckland Airport
Apia, SAMOA — The Government of Samoa in collaboration with the Government of New Zealand and Air New Zealand will begin repatriation flights out of Auckland for Samoan nationals and residents on Friday 29 May and thereafter on June 12 and 26 as well as July 9 and 23.  The flight on May 22 is still...