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Pacific Tourism Organisation welcomes Kiribati border reopening announcement  

The Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) welcomes the announcement by the Government of Kiribati, that all international travel to and from Kiribati will return to normal on the 1st of August, 2022.

The official announcement also confirmed that the Government of Kiribati has reduced the compulsory in-country quarantine days for all travellers from seven (7) to three (3) days.

In addition, the Government of Kiribati confirmed that the country’s COVID-19 Alert Level has been reduced from 3b to 3c and it has relaxed the SOP guidelines currently being practised as part of Kiribati’s preventive measures against COVID-19.

SPTO CEO Christopher Cocker welcomed the announcement of Kiribati opening its borders to international travel. Adding that reopening of borders in the Pacific for tourists is an indication that tourism in the Pacific is recovering”.

“SPTO is currently in process of implementing its NZMFAT funded digital transformation project for tourism recovery in the Pacific, not only transforming destination marketing, sustainable planning and development but for tourism data and statistical information as well,” Mr Cocker said.

Mr Cocker mentioned that following earlier announcements, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu will open their borders to international travel on July 1st. Adding they join Fiji, Tahiti, and PNG which are now open to tourists.

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