Fiji is only open to citizens and holders of residence permits. All arrivals must have a negative COVID-19 test result and be quarantined for 14 days.
In January, the government announced the launch of a new risk management strategy called “Commitment to take care of Fiji” to ensure the safety of visitors “for when we can receive international travelers again”.
Fiji is fully ready to safely reopen for tourism, but to do so it needs to bring important regional partners such as New Zealand and Australia on board, perhaps through travel bubbles.
Tourism and temporary visits are currently prohibited.
Reopening of Fiji for tourism – latest updates
March 6 – Fiji ready to open
Although Fiji is doing well, the decision to reopen now depends on future negotiations on “Bulla blisters” with New Zealand, and perhaps Australia, two of Fiji’s biggest industry partners.
Fiji’s first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine is due to arrive tonight, as announced by the Minister of Health, Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete. Medical personnel and other essential workers are first in line to be vaccinated.
“They (Fiji) are far ahead in terms of their clean business program, Fiji is very advanced.” were the words that Cristopher Cocker, CEO of the Pacific Tourism Organization used to highlight Fiji’s preparedness compared to the less tourism-oriented nations in the region that are, in his view, not ready to reopen. (Source)
February 6 – Fiji’s reopening strategy
Fiji recently announced a new reopening strategy which includes a new careFIJI smartphone app that uses Bluetooth technology without tracking to capture visitor details and help identify any potential COVID-19 cases.
The country has also set up a series of local testing and isolation facilities, reception centers for tourists who may be ill and an emergency telephone number.
Fiji’s reopening date remains uncertain.
According to Corine Capuano, the representative of the World Health Organization for the South Pacific in Fiji should receive the vaccine COVID-19 in the second half of 2021.
According to CDC, Fiji is currently ranked among the safest places to visit in the world, compared to COVID-19. On November 4, the country celebrated its first 200 days with 0 cases.
Unfortunately, 4 cases were reported on December 4. Even so, Fiji is a country almost free of COVID-19.
Is Fiji open to tourists?
Yes, the Fiji Islands have been open to tourism since July, but only for people who spend a lot and can pay for yachts and pleasure boats to enter the country or for citizens who return home.
When will Fiji reopen its borders for the rest of the travelers?
Hard to say. Fiji depends on its larger neighbors, New Zealand and Australia’s airports, to serve international travelers on connecting flights.
In June, all countries in the region were negotiating a “Bula Bubble” to open its borders to each other, but since the recent spikes in COVID cases in Australia, the plan has been postponed.
Can Americans visit Fiji?
American Visitors they must follow the same rules as other nationalities, which means that they will not be allowed in the country unless they are resident in Fiji or have a valid work permit. For those who believe they are qualified, they can officially request permission to travel in this email [email protected]
Fiji travel requirements and restrictions
Returning visitors and citizens must be quarantined in a government-approved hotel for 14 days at their own expense, and only local residents can quarantine at home.
All travelers will be tested for COVID-19 at their own expense.
Contact Immigration from Fiji for specific queries on this process.
Is it safe to visit Fiji during the pandemic?
Yes, he is. Fiji has dealt with the spread of the coronavirus exceptionally. So far, the country has reported only a total of 63 positive cases and two deaths.
Fiji fighting COVID, leptospirosis and dengue
With just a few deaths for COVID-19, Fiji is not exactly battling the same pandemic crisis the world is facing today.
However, not everything is good for Fijians. The government reportedly asked citizens to watch out for potential outbreaks of leptospirosis, measles, typhoid and dengue.
Traveling under the “new normal” brings some annoying but necessary health problems measures to keep travelers safe.
Upon disembarkation, you will be asked to prove a negative result in the COVID-19 test, maintain social distance and wear a face mask at all times.
Fiji has launched a “solidarity campaign” encouraging locals to find businesses in their own backyard to explore Fiji and help with economic recovery efforts.
Chris Hamilton, resident manager at Shangri-La Resort, said they received an impressive response, as more than 200 residents are booking more than 100 rooms each weekend.