Economy Measure Code Measure Currency Code Amount (Local) Amount (USD) Source Details
Cook Islands 04 04 - Equity support NZD
Cook Islands 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures NZD COVID-19 Cook Islands Response. https://covid19.gov.ck/?v=1588300681872 (1 May 2020).

(i) April 16, Prime Minister, Hon. Henry Puna, declared the Cook Islands "a COVID-19 free zone", however the country remains in Code Yellow with relaxed restrictions; and (ii) Restrictions have been lifted for the following areas (a) schools are now open, (b) travel between the Pa Enua (Outer Islands) open, (c) churches are now open, (d) social gatherings are no longer limited to 10 people, (e) alcohol retail sales extended until 6pm, (f) non-contact sports may resume, and (g) restaurants & cafes may re-open.

Federated States of Micronesia 04 04 - Equity support USD
Federated States of Micronesia 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures USD IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 12 April 2020).

(i) The national and state governments have introduced travel restrictions; banning or requiring 14-day self-quarantine prior to entry into the Federated States of Micronesia; and restricting residents from traveling abroad; and (ii) The state of Chuuk closed schools.

Fiji 04 04 - Equity support FJD
Fiji 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures FJD IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 3 July 2020).

(i) The authorities have been proactive in their efforts to keep the virus out of Fiji by early imposition of travel restrictions; (ii) They reacted to the first confirmed case with a broad set of measures, including reinforced detection measures, restrictions on movements and gatherings, closures of schools and certain types of businesses (e.g. cinemas, gyms, etc.), a nationwide curfew and lockdowns of affected areas; and (iii) As the number of cases have remained constant since Mid-April, the authorities started relaxing containment and mitigation restrictions at the national level on April 26th; (iv) June 4, no new cases have been detected as of the past 30 days, and the last active case was cleared by authorities; (v) June 21, Phase 2 of Fiji’s COVID-safe Economic Recovery Plan leads to the gradual easing of some restrictions (e.g. national curfew, limitations on public gatherings) and the reopening of schools and certain recreational facilities under strict conditions. The reopening of the economy under Phase 2 has been tied up with the launch of CareFIJI, a contact-tracing mobile application. [update]

Kiribati 04 04 - Equity support AUD
Kiribati 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures AUD International Monetary Fund (IMF). https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accesed 13 April 2020).

(i) January, Travel restrictions have been in place; (ii) March 17, A press release to prevent speculations and panic was released and government task forces have been formed to address commodities and cargo buffers, communication and awareness, isolation centers and containment efforts, and border control; (iii) March 21, Borders have been closed except for delivery of essential goods (quarantine requirements apply at all ports); and (iv) March 28, A state of public emergency has been declared and schools are suspended.

Marshall Islands 04 04 - Equity support USD
Marshall Islands 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures USD IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 13 April 2020, 14 May 2020, 24 June 2020).

(i) January 24, Travel restrictions from affected countries have been imposed; (ii) March 8, Entry of all international travelers by commercial flight has been suspended; (iii) April, To ensure food and other supplies, container vessels and fuel tankers have been exempted from entry restrictions, but with strict safety requirements including prohibition of human contacts and a minimum of 14 days between departure from ten restricted countries and arrival in Marshall Islands; (iv) May, To ensure continuity of transshipment services, a limited number of carrier vessels and purse seiners can enter Marshall Islands for transshipment, after spending 14 days at sea and only after clearance by corresponding agencies; and (v) Container vessels and fuel tankers that have a history of entering Majuro and Ebeye ports with same crew and corresponding health records can enter ports (no disembarkation) without 14-day quarantine.

Nauru 04 04 - Equity support AUD
Nauru 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures AUD IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 9 July 2020).

April: (i) The government has imposed a number of containment measures including a near-total ban on entry by air into Nauru effective March 16; (ii) Social distancing measures have been encouraged including limiting or cancelling public gatherings and recommending working arrangements from home where possible; (iii) Screening and quarantine measures have also been in effect since March 16 and apply to all passengers on arrival, including a mandatory 14-day stay in approved transition accommodation and further measures for symptomatic cases; (iv) Cargo flights are operating at normal frequency at this time, but subject to strict handling on arrival, including on contact with crew; (v) The Government of Nauru extended the emergency measures to be in force until they announce an easing [date unspecified]; (vi) As of June 25, 2020, the authorities have implemented a testing regime for COVID-19 and reduced the mandated time in quarantine, alleviating some of the budgetary implications of containment [update].

Niue 04 04 - Equity support NZD
Niue 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures NZD
Palau 04 04 - Equity support USD
Palau 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures USD IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accesed 26 May 2020).

No amount/estimate: The authorities have adopted early prevention and containment measures. These include temporary bans on international air and sea travel, health screening at ports of entry, school closures, and restrictions on public events.

Papua New Guinea 04 04 - Equity support PGK
Papua New Guinea 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures PGK IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 8 May 2020).

(i) The government had started imposing containment measures since early February, including (a) a ban on travelers from Asian countries, (b) reduced international flights, (c) mandatory health declaration forms for incoming travelers and enhanced screening at designated ports of entries; (ii) April 2, the PNG parliament voted to shutdown the country and extended the state of emergency which started on March 24 for further two months.

Samoa 04 04 - Equity support WST
Samoa 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures WST IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 9 July 2020).

(i) January 24, Samoa implemented travel restrictions to protect citizens of the country, among the first countries in the world to do so and has gradually tightened the rules; (ii) March 20, The government declared a State of Emergency and instructed the public to avoid mass gatherings (of five or more people), and unnecessary travel; (iii) March 26, The amended State of Emergency Orders was signed into law, which gives police officers the legal authority to enforce the Emergency Orders to the full extent of the law; April: (iv) The government is taking full precautions and preventive measures to control the transmission of COVID-19, including preparation of the health system to treat and care for patients; (v) The government issued the amendments of the Emergency Orders on May 13 and May 20, to gradually lift lockdown restrictions. Currently most businesses are under normal operations. Social distancing measures still apply for dining at restaurants, and public and village gatherings are permitted only on limited occasions. Social gatherings in public places remain closed until further notice.

Solomon Islands 04 04 - Equity support SBD IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 9 July 2020).

No amount/estimate: May: (i) The government will use a fraction of the COVID-19 Bond on equity investments into Soltuna, Kolombangara Forest Products Limited, and Solomon Airlines; (ii) The stimulus package includes equity injections to government-owned companies

Solomon Islands 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures SBD IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 9 July 2020).

April: (i) The government has implemented measures to prevent the entry of COVID-19 including suspension of all international flights until July 15 (except for those carrying essential COVID-19 related cargo), no entry of noncitizens, and strict mandatory quarantine for all returning passengers; (ii) In addition, the government has declared a state of emergency, scaled down public services to essential services only and temporarily closed entertainment places, closing schools (most will resume on April 27; exam classes in low-risk areas will resume on May 18) and temporarily suspending some services, as well as restrict travel of its citizens to the capital, Honiara; (iii) The Prime Minister has ordered the restriction of small craft vessels to and from the common border between Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea; (iv) April 8, The government announced an extension of the state of emergency for another 4 months ending on July 25, 2020; May: (v) May 8, The Prime Minister made the order to reopen business entities except for night clubs within the emergency zone, Honiara; (vi) May 11, The national carrier, Solomon Airlines announced the suspension of all international flights until July 15, but it will continue to operate government approved cargo and charter flights as needed; (vii) On May 20, the emergency zones went into a mock lockdown for 36 hours to test their capabilities in case of future needs; (viii) May 25, all schools had reopened; (ix) May 26, after confirming its in-country COVID-19 testing capability, the government repatriated its stranded nationals from Australia, New Zealand, Vanuatu, and Fiji. More repatriation flights from these countries were scheduled for June (19 and 31) and July (1).

Tonga 04 04 - Equity support TOP
Tonga 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures TOP IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 7 May 2020).

(i) The Government of Tonga has been introducing increasingly restrictive containment measures since January 2020; (ii) In March, it toughened measures for incoming travelers, while all international cruise ships and yachts were barred indefinitely; (iii) On March 21, Tonga declared a state of National Emergency. As a preventive measure, a nation-wide lockdown came into effect on March 29, which entails the prohibition of all flights into the country and all public transportation inside the country, the closure of all nonessential businesses and public facilities, a stay-at-home order, a night-time curfew and the prohibition of public gatherings; (iv) The authorities started easing restrictions on April 12, 2020, by lifting the national lockdown, and domestic restrictions were further eased on June 11, for example by further reducing curfew hours and relaxing restrictionsremoving the prohibition on the size of permissible gatheringscontact sports. The state of National Emergency and the border closure, however, have been extended until July 8 and September 12, respectively. [update]

Tuvalu 04 04 - Equity support AUD
Tuvalu 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures AUD IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 14 May 2020).

(i) Tuvalu has established a COVID-19 National Taskforce that will act as an Advisory body to Cabinet and provide updates on a regular basis; (ii) Quarantine and self-isolation measures; (iii) The State of Public Health Emergency, which was first declared on March 20, 2020, was extended for another 6 months on March 26, 2020.

Vanuatu 04 04 - Equity support VUV
Vanuatu 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures VUV IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 7 May 2020).

(i) March 26, a national State of Emergency (SOE) was declared for a two-week period, which was extended for a 30-day period on April 11 and then again on May 11, for the dual purposes of continuing COVID-19 prevention and containment measures as well as responding to Tropical Cyclone (TC) Harold which impacted Vanuatu on April 6-7; (ii) Quarantine and self isolation measures; (iii) Closed all ports of entry for international flights and cruise ships; (iv) The government has (a) closed all ports of entry for international flights and cruise ships; (b) suspended departures for seasonal worker programs to Australia and New Zealand (with optional repatriation of workers already abroad); (c) closed all schools until further notice; (d) established curfews for businesses and transport, but not essential medical and communication services; (e) banned gatherings of more than 5 people (suspended temporarily as of April 5 to allow for group sheltering caused by TC Harold and its aftermath); and (f) been encouraging social distancing; (v) Tourism, which contributes 24.6% of Vanuatu’s GDP, has effectively ceased.

Cook Islands 04 04 - Equity support NZD
Cook Islands 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures NZD COVID-19 Cook Islands Response. https://covid19.gov.ck/?v=1588300681872 (1 May 2020).

(i) April 16, Prime Minister, Hon. Henry Puna, declared the Cook Islands "a COVID-19 free zone", however the country remains in Code Yellow with relaxed restrictions; and (ii) Restrictions have been lifted for the following areas (a) schools are now open, (b) travel between the Pa Enua (Outer Islands) open, (c) churches are now open, (d) social gatherings are no longer limited to 10 people, (e) alcohol retail sales extended until 6pm, (f) non-contact sports may resume, and (g) restaurants & cafes may re-open.

Federated States of Micronesia 04 04 - Equity support USD
Federated States of Micronesia 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures USD IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 12 April 2020).

(i) The national and state governments have introduced travel restrictions; banning or requiring 14-day self-quarantine prior to entry into the Federated States of Micronesia; and restricting residents from traveling abroad; and (ii) The state of Chuuk closed schools.

Fiji 04 04 - Equity support FJD
Fiji 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures FJD IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 10 June 2020).

(i) The authorities have been proactive in their efforts to keep the virus out of Fiji by early imposition of travel restrictions; (ii) They reacted to the first confirmed case with a broad set of measures, including reinforced detection measures, restrictions on movements and gatherings, closures of schools and certain types of businesses (e.g. cinemas, gyms, etc.), a nationwide curfew and lockdowns of affected areas; and (iii) As the number of cases have remained constant since Mid-April, the authorities started relaxing containment and mitigation restrictions at the national level on April 26th; (iv) June 4, no new cases have been detected as of the past 30 days, and the last active case was cleared by authorities. [update]

Kiribati 04 04 - Equity support AUD
Kiribati 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures AUD International Monetary Fund (IMF). https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accesed 13 April 2020).

(i) January, Travel restrictions have been in place; (ii) March 17, A press release to prevent speculations and panic was released and government task forces have been formed to address commodities and cargo buffers, communication and awareness, isolation centers and containment efforts, and border control; (iii) March 21, Borders have been closed except for delivery of essential goods (quarantine requirements apply at all ports); and (iv) March 28, A state of public emergency has been declared and schools are suspended.

Marshall Islands 04 04 - Equity support USD
Marshall Islands 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures USD IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 13 April 2020, 14 May 2020).

(i) January 24, Travel restrictions from affected countries have been imposed; (ii) March 8, Entry of all international travelers by commercial flight has been suspended; (iii) April, To ensure food and other supplies, container vessels and fuel tankers have been exempted from entry restrictions, but with strict safety requirements including prohibition of human contacts and a minimum of 14 days between departure from ten restricted countries and arrival in Marshall Islands; and (iv) May, To ensure continuity of transshipment services, a limited number of carrier vessels and purse seiners can enter Marshall Islands for transshipment, after spending 14 days at sea and only after clearance by corresponding agencies.

Nauru 04 04 - Equity support AUD
Nauru 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures AUD IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 11 June 2020).

April: (i) The government has imposed a number of containment measures including a near-total ban on entry by air into Nauru effective March 16; (ii) Social distancing measures have been encouraged including limiting or cancelling public gatherings and recommending working arrangements from home where possible; (iii) Screening and quarantine measures have also been in effect since March 16 and apply to all passengers on arrival, including a mandatory 14-day stay in approved transition accommodation and further measures for symptomatic cases; (iv) Cargo flights are operating at normal frequency at this time, but subject to strict handling on arrival, including on contact with crew; (v) The Government of Nauru extended the emergency measures to be in force until they announce an easing [date unspecified]; (vi) As of June 4, 2020, the authorities have implemented a testing regime for COVID-19 and reduced the mandated time in quarantine, alleviating some of the budgetary implications of containment [update].

Niue 04 04 - Equity support NZD
Niue 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures NZD