Fiji Making It Easier To Visit

It’s now simpler and cheaper to travel to quarantine-free Fiji following a significant announcement by the Fijian government recently that involves easing COVID-19 restrictions.

Effective Feb. 9, visitors from Travel Partner Countries over 12 years of age now have the option to use a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) taken within 24 hours of the flight’s scheduled departure as opposed to the more expensive PCR test to enter Fiji.

The announcement has been made possible due to Fiji’s high rate of vaccination – 93%+ of Fiji’s population over the age of 15 have been fully vaccinated — coupled with the falling number of hospitalizations, the strong uptick of booster vaccines and the effectiveness of the Care Fiji Commitment, which helps to ensure guest safety at all times.

As well, Fiji has also announced the end of its nationwide curfew for the first time since March 2020. In further good news, all vehicles, such as buses, vans, and taxis, can operate at full capacity; however, mask-wearing is still being enforced.

Fiji’s Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General, Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the easing of restrictions means a great deal for Fiji’s economy and the restoration of livelihoods.

“With the ease of restrictions locally and testing requirements made easier and more affordable, we’ll create more local economic activity and attract more tourists. That means more business, including micro and small businesses, more demand, and more jobs for our people. And it will further consolidate our path towards record-breaking economic growth,” Hon. Sayed-Khaiyum said.

Tourism Fiji CEO Brent Hill said they are also working through phasing out the requirement of showing proof of a 3-night stay at a CFC-certified resort as more venues are now able to facilitate the 48-hour in-country RAT.

Hill explained: “This is another significant announcement for tourism in Fiji. It follows the already welcome recent changes, including reduced isolation protocols and adding nine new travel partner countries. We know last night’s announcements will make Fiji an even more attractive destination to travel to – cheaper, simpler, but just as safe.”

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Photo courtesy Fiji Tourism