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Monday, September 14, 2009

How to get to | Tokelau

This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the email me link at top right, or leave a comment.

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Tokelau, a territory of New Zealand located between Samoa and Hawaii, is difficult to reach. It is one of the least touristed places anywhere on earth. There are no airports or seaports. Other than private yacht, the only way to reach Tokelau is by taking a supply boat from Apia, Samoa.
TIP Allow plenty of time. The boat doesn't have a rigid schedule but is approximately once per week.
When swine flu first became widespread earlier in 2009, Tokelau imposed a 7 day quarantine on all arriving people.

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