Tonga visit

President of IOC visits Tonga

Bach and his delegation arrived by private jet utilising Tonga's Covid-19 protocols for short-term high-level visits (MIQ Zero).

Tonga's international borders are closed at the moment due to Covid-19.

The IOC President attended a function at the Tonga Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (TASANOC) office which had limited attendees, before meeting the Prime Minister Hu'akavameiliku Siaosi Sovaleni at his office in Nuku'alofa.

WHO Director-General to visit Tonga

Dr Tedros met with Tongan leaders, health workers and community members to explore how WHO and the Tonga Government can continue to work together in close partnership.

The visit is historic as for the first time ever, the Kingdom, is visited by a WHO Director-General.

Also visiting the country will be WHO’s Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Elizabeth Iro. Prior to taking the role of CNO in 2017, Iro served as the Cook Islands Secretary of Health.

Chinese hospital ship treats thousands in Tonga

The ship, the Ark Peace, also deployed medical staff in a helicopter to 'Eua to treat patients.

The vessel also made calls to Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Fiji during its tour of the region but skipped Solomon Islands which recognises Taiwan.



Duke and Duchess of Sussex to visit Tonga in October

The Tongan Prime Minister's advisor, Lopeti Senituli, this week confirmed the dates for the royal visit.

Mr Senituli told Matangi Tonga that Prince Harry and Megan are expected to arrive in Tongatapu on the 25th and depart the following day.

No programme has been confirmed at this stage.

The royal couple will also be visiting Fiji, Australia and New Zealand during their tour of the Pacific region.


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to visit Tonga, Australia, Fiji and NZ

The royal couple, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will be making the tour around the time of the Invictus Games in Sydney, which is set for Oct. 20-27.

Harry, a British military veteran who served in Afghanistan, created the Paralympic-style games as a way to inspire wounded soldiers toward recovery. About 550 competitors from 17 countries competed in 12 sports during the event in Canada last year.

OFC President Chung visits Vava’u

The new regional technical centre will include an administration office, changing room block, toilet block and one natural playing field in the village of Makave.

Tonga Football President, Lord Ve’ehala and General Secretary, Lui ‘Aho accompanied President Chung to Vava’u to witness that the dream as it becomes reality thanks to FIFA funding for the ambitious infrastructure project which will serve the growth of football in Vava’u.