To All Pohnpei Residents Stranded in Hawaii or Guam

Kaselehlie Maingko.

Following the temporary closure of borders and extensive travel restrictions imposed by countries because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are aware that some Pohnpei residents are currently stranded in Guam and Hawaii and are eager to return home. The Pohnpei State Government empathizes with these affected individuals particularly in these challenging times and more importantly appreciates their patience while the government takes bold steps to facilitate their quick travel back home. Thank you for your enduring spirits!  Your quick return home and reunification with your families is very important to us.

While there is no specific confirmed date yet for your travel back home, we would like to assure you that the Pohnpei State Government is actively working with the National Government and relevant entities to ensure your return home as soon as possible.

In the meantime, we would like to encourage all affected and interested persons to kindly contact the nearest FSM Consulate Office (see phone numbers below) if not already done so, to register their Name; Passport Number; Date of birth; Age; Purpose of travel; Original intended travel date back to Pohnpei; Number of people you are traveling with (e.g. as a family), copy of itinerary or flight booking and contact details. This registration list will be used to coordinate flights into Pohnpei with United Airlines, the FSM National Government, and Pohnpei State Government.  Please note that you are still responsible for your own travel costs, i.e. purchasing your own ticket. 

You will be required to be tested for COVID-19 before you depart.  Testing will be arranged and paid for by the FSM National Government.  Consulate staff will provide further details on testing when you register.  Upon arrival in Pohnpei, you will also be required to go through the Pohnpei State Department of Health and Social Services protocols for medical screening and mandatory quarantine for a minimum of 14 days in a designated quarantine facility.

More information will be provided in due time.

For further inquiries, please call below numbers:

FSM Consulate General Guam (671) 646-9154

FSM Consulate Office Hawaii (808) 836-4775

Kalahngan and please be safe!


Pohnpeian Translation to follow.

26 thoughts on “To All Pohnpei Residents Stranded in Hawaii or Guam

  1. How about those residing in the US mainland and willing to return home as well, no ticket booked yet still waiting for travel restrictions to be lifted, please provide information with regards to this issue.

  2. Hello Sir/Madam . I came to America on February, 12, 2020 due to a heart problem. Admitted at Saint Luke’s Hospital In Kansas city on February, 28, 2020. for an open heart Surgery. Discharged at the end of March and got stranded here because of this Pentamic. I would like to find out if there is a way that could be arranged for me to joint those that are stranded in Honolulu and Guam. Please let me know what should I do cause I really want to get back home as soon as possible cause of my business and also it is my place of resident. Please kindly inform me ASAP so that I could book my flight accordingly. Thanks and I’ll be waiting for you responds.

  3. 1. There are remains that are still in mortuaries that are waiting to be taken to their respective States for burial. I am sure there will be members of the families residing in Hawaii that would want to come with the remains. Will they be able to accompany the remains to their respective States.
    2. There are also people that are not stranded but want to come home and stay home. Are these people allow to come home.
    3. The number of days prior to departure to FSM that a person must be tested.

    Thank you Enginkehlap. Please keep us posted on any and all latest developments.

  4. Hello Sir/ Madam. I came here to America on February 12/2020 due to a heart problem .Admitted in Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City for an open heart Surgery.Discharged at the end of March 2020 and was ready to come back home but due to this Pandemic I got stranded here in Missouri. I would kindly asked if there is a way that could be arranged for me to joint those that are stranded in Hawaii and Guam get back home with them. I humbly asked for your assistant so that I could be back home soon and start opening my business again. My store is very precious for me for this is the only source of income for me and my small family. Please inform me ASAP so that I can book my flight accordingly.

  5. Hello Sir/ Madam. I came here to America on February 12/2020 due to a heart problem .Admitted in Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City for an open heart Surgery.Discharged at the end of March 2020 and was ready to come back home but due to this Pandemic I got stranded here in Missouri. I would kindly asked if there is a way that could be arranged for me to joint those that are stranded in Hawaii and Guam get back home with them. I humbly asked for your assistant so that I could be back home soon and start opening my business again. My store is very precious for me for this is the only source of income for me and my small family. Please inform me ASAP so that I can book my flight accordingly. Thanks and I will be waiting for your response…

    1. Thank you for your questions. Our priority is the health, safety, and well-being of the people of Pohnpei, including residents. We understand that there are many questions and uncertainties at this time. For now, the information posted is what is being requested. More details will be provided in due course. Please note that safely repatriating all our residents will likely take a long time and people abroad should act and plan accordingly. Thank you for your continued patience and please be safe!

  6. Kaselehlie oh kalahngan en kupwuramwail oh met ongete those who were stranded in Hawaii and Guam? Please clarify, because I also hope to return home asap to be with my families. I look forward to hearing from you.

  7. AnnaMarie Tairuwepiy
    Hello, i was just on the phone with the Consulate office here in hawaii and apparently they cant answer any of my questions due the fact that they haven’t been informed by the FSM Government what exactly is the procedure.. have they been informed? Please advise..

    1. Hi do u also have financial aid for filipinos workers who got stranded here in guam. And have no flight assurance going back in pohnpei. Pls feel free to inbox me. Im here now at dededo since march 7 and doeant have any source of living 671 6780276. Or you can message in messengee

  8. And for those who are stranded in the mainland? We’ve been trying to return back to pohnpei since april 9th. Where do we contact to give our information?

    1. Thank you for your questions. Our priority is the health, safety, and well-being of the people of Pohnpei, including residents. We understand that there are many questions and uncertainties at this time. For now, the information posted is what is being requested. More details will be provided in due course. Please note that safely repatriating all our residents will likely take a long time and people abroad should act and plan accordingly. Thank you for your continued patience and please be safe!

  9. Hi there,
    I have a colleague who is a new hire, also needing to travel to Pohnpei which will be where her station of work will be. Does she also need to contact the Consulate Office in Honolulu as well? If the Consulate Office in Honolulu has not yet been informed, who do we call?

    1. Thank you for your questions. Our priority is the health, safety, and well-being of the people of Pohnpei, including residents. We understand that there are many questions and uncertainties at this time. For now, the information posted is what is being requested. More details will be provided in due course. Please note that safely repatriating all our residents will likely take a long time and people abroad should act and plan accordingly. Thank you for your continued patience and please be safe!

  10. I am working on Kwajalein and would like to return home. Will I be required to take a test? There are no cases in the RMI and no tests available at this time. I still have a job so there is no rush to get home as I know there are others in worse circumstances. Thank you.

    1. Thank you for your questions. Our priority is the health, safety, and well-being of the people of Pohnpei, including residents. We understand that there are many questions and uncertainties at this time. For now, the information posted is what is being requested. More details will be provided in due course. Please note that safely repatriating all our residents will likely take a long time and people abroad should act and plan accordingly. Thank you for your continued patience and please be safe!

  11. I called the FSM Consulate here in Hawaii and they were not aware if any special flights arranged fir stranded residents. Is there any such? It is not easy to book flight then cacelled and get penalize fir the tickets.

    1. Thank you Maggie. We are not aware of any special flights as well. We are asking our residents to register so that when flights are allowed we will have a better understanding of how to accommodate returning residents in quarantine.

      Kalanghan

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