… this part of the world, they are very strict with their laws, (if you break them, they are dire consequences) so when they have said no one in or out, the people had to listen. We will be watching closely as time progresses.
2. Tonga, Oceania (Population, +100,000)
Tonga has been strict with travel rules since February. Tonga is a Polynesian kingdom of more than 170 South Pacific islands, many are lined in white beaches and coral reefs and covered with tropical rainforest. The main island, Tongatapu, is protected by lagoons and limestone cliffs. It has the capital of Nuku’alofa, and his home to many beach resorts and plantations.
Since Fiji’s first reported case of coronavirus, Tonga closed its borders to foreigners and only allowed foreigners to leave who were traveling back on flights to their own countries. At first there were eight suspected cases of COVID, but after they were tested, all came back negative. As of 29th of March, Tonga has been in lockdown and hasn’t opened back up to visitors since.
3. Vanuatu, Oceania (Populations, +300,000)
Vanuatu has no reported cases and implemented strict policies for those coming in from overseas from February. Remember that Oceania is a geographic region that includes Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Many of those places reported some coronavirus cases, but not many. Those travelling from infected countries to Vanuatu were not permitted in or had to undergo quarantine. Plus, if anyone arrived into the country, they had to provide a medical certificate.