FSM COVID-19 Update & Easing of Immigration Restrictions

● Easing of Immigration Restrictions
 The FSM government has opened the borders and eased the entry of people into the country since August 1.

On the other hand, quarantine measures are being considered by each state government, including a 5-day home quarantine upon arrival in Pohnpei State, restrictions on flights and the number of people entering the country and a 14-day quarantine in Chuuk State, and restrictions on the number of people entering the country and a 7-day quarantine in Yap State.

● FSM COVID-19 Update

President signs COVID-19 Decree and FSM COVID-19 Update

On July 31, President David W. Panuelo has signed a decree on social distancing and other precautionary measures to address ongoing community transmission of the COVID-19 cases in the FSM. The decree comes into effect on August 1st, 2022. The President’s decree describes as below.
– There shall be no lockdown of any FSM State
– Persons are advised to stay home unless it is essential for them to leave their house, such as to go to work or to buy food and supplies
– Everyone must wear a facemask when in a public place
– Everyone is required to observe proper hygiene, and to avoid large crowds to the extent feasible
– Persons who are tested positive for COVID-19, or demonstrate flu-like symptoms, must stay at home.

For more information, please refer to the below website.
https://www.facebook.com/piofsm/posts/pfbid02stq2bSMbSygfr64r5h7ZksZcC9eKGNhZneGnma23yVxstv71wq3yo3SMHzkEb29Fl

COVID-19 Cases Detected in FSM

On July 19th, 2022, the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) became aware of multiple cases of COVID-19 in the communities of the State of Kosrae and the State of Pohnpei.
 
1. In the State of Pohnpei, the FSM Government is aware of seven (7) cases of COVID-19. The FSM Government requests for all residents as below.
– to avoid public gatherings as much as practicable
– to wear a facemask at all times
– to get vaccinated if not done so already
– to visit the Pohnpei State Hospital if one has any flu-like symptoms.
 
2. To the knowledge of the FSM Government, all public services will remain open. The public is urged to remain calm.
 
3. In the State of Kosrae, the FSM Government is advised that between July 16th and 17th several influenza-like-illnesses were showing up in the community. A medical team investigated, and upon going to a household of eleven (11) persons and testing them all determined that ten (10) of them were positive. Twenty-eight (28) people showed up at the Kosrae Hospital’s out-patient area. Of this group, twenty-five (25) were positive for COVID-19.
 
4. A repatriation flight to Kosrae State on Monday, July 18th, brought in one (1) passenger to Kosrae from Guam and three (3) from Pohnpei. Of these four persons, two (2) of them from Pohnpei State were found to be positive upon arrival into Kosrae.
 
5. This is a rapidly evolving situation and the information within this release should be assumed to be out of date upon its publication.
 
6. It is the intention of the FSM Government to meet with all State Governments and external partners at 9:00am, Pohnpei Time, on July 20th, 2022, to determine next steps.
 

For the latest FSM COVID-19 Update, please refer to the below website.
https://gov.fm/index.php/fsmpio

Captive Insurance Webinar was held

Captive Insurance Council (CIC) held a “FSM Captive Insurance Webinar” on November 18, 2021 from 2:30pm Tokyo Time.

President Panuelo gave a live message from the Federated States of Micronesia, Ben Whitehouse, the captive insurance consultant to the Insurance Commissioner in the FSM and many other captive specialists discussed hot topics and a tax advisor spoke about Captive Insurance with CFC rules.

FSM COVID-19 update

Federated Stated of Micronesia (FSM)
COVID-19 Latest Updates as of November 10, 2021
New cases: 0
Total cases: 1 (Recovered)

 

Travel restrictions have been extended to January 31, 2022. Only FSM citizens are currently able to enter the FSM.

 

• Currently, no COVID-19 cases within its borders of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

• The current flight schedule of United Airlines is as below

(1)Mondays:Guam – Honolulu
(2)Tuesdays:Honolulu – Guam
(3)Wednesdays:Guam – Honolulu (skipping Kosrae and Kwajalein)
(4)Thursdays:Honolulu – Guam (skipping Kosrae and Kwajalein)
(5)Saturdays:Guam – Pohnpei – Guam
• Travelers should be prepared for the possibility that United Airlines could reduce/suspend service to the FSM on short notice.