The previous extension announced on 21 December 2020 ends at 8pm today.
The declaration states that there is a continuous spread of the novel coronavirus disease (“Covid-19”) worldwide and in countries close to Tonga.
The extension is necessary to prevent or minimize risk and the loss of human life to Covid-19
The Declaration of a State Emergency applies over all the land and sea areas of Tonga.
The Government has approved several repatriation flights to allow Tongan citizens stranded overseas to return home.