During his weekly national radio address, Tuila'epa said 50 people were not allowed to board a repatriation flight last Friday because they did not
meet proper Covid-19 travel requirements.
''This means they are not worried by the pandemic, but it is nothing for anyone to play around with,'' he said.
The prime minister said some passengers turned up without the required health test evidence while others had documents but without signed verification from medical professionals.
He said subsequently there were 50 wasted vacant seats that others could have used.