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28 Nov 2021

Kiribati: Repatriation of seafarers stranded due to COVID-19 restrictions underway; seafarers fear losing basic living wages due to travel delays

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Repatriation of I-Kiribati seafarers stranded in Fiji, Australia, Germany, Indonesia, South Korea, and Spain, due to COVID-19 restrictions is underway following recent travel arrangements. Despite that, Kiribati’s ongoing border closures delay the process leaving seafarers concerned about losing access to basic living wages while in transition.