Fiji is not open to tourism, only citizens and residents can enter

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

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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.