The first scheduled tourism flight to the country on Fiji Airways will be on 1st Dec
Fiji will reopen its border to travel partner countries from 11th November.
The list of travel partners includes Australia, New Zealand, United States of America, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Qatar, Germany, Spain, France, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Japan and most Pacific Island countries and Territories.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says to come to Fiji, travellers must have spent at least 10 days in any of these places.
He stresses that this list isn’t fixed and countries can be added as they achieve widespread vaccination of their population.
Bainimarama adds Fiji will have a no jab, no-fly policy.
Bainimarama adds there will be no traditional quarantine requirements.
The Prime Minister says instead there will be different sets of requirements for tourists, residents and those visiting friends and family.
Tourists from travel-partner countries will have no quarantine requirement from 11th November onward ahead of the official reopening on 1 December.
Bainimarama says instead, after showing proof of vaccination and testing negative for the virus 72 hours before their departure, they will arrive in Fiji and head straight to their hotel.
He says tourists will spend their first two days in Fiji on their hotel premises.
He says they are drawing up the borders of those travel-safe areas now and they will be large enough for tourists to enjoy the best of Fiji but restrictive enough to protect areas with low vaccination coverage.
Bainimarama adds for returning residents from travel-partner countries or those visiting friends and relatives, the protocols are a bit different.
He says these travellers will want to leave the travel-safe areas and they can.
Bainimarama adds after spending three days on hotel premises in Fiji, a negative COVID-19 test result will allow these travellers to enter Fijian communities in any location.
He says for travellers from countries that are not yet travel-safe partners, fully vaccinated travellers must complete a ten-day stint in a traditional quarantine centre upon arrival in Fiji before a negative COVID-19 test result clears them to enter the community.
Bainimarama adds the first scheduled tourism flight to the country on Fiji Airways will be on 1st December.
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