FAS nations continue to implement strict travel restrictions

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The Freely Associated States continue to implement strict travel restrictions in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Just last week, the Marshall Islands extended its ban on all international air travel until August 5.

The government has issued several COVID-19-related travel restrictions since late January. The current advisory carries the last directive suspending international air travel to the Marshall Islands.

The FSM Government is also planning to extend its international travel restrictions to September 30 after President David Panuelo submitted a request to the 21st FSM Congress.

As of now, the FSM has already extended its Public Health Emergency Declaration to July 31st.

Meanwhile, all commercial air travel to Palau has been temporarily suspended as of March 26 until further notice but airmail and cargo service continue on a weekly basis through chartered services.

Currently, there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in the three FAS nations.