COVID-19 vaccination is highly recommended for those seeking entry into Fiji.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says two weeks ago they found out that an unvaccinated individual from Korea travelled into Fiji through an Air New Zealand flight.

Bainimarama says he was not vaccinated, and he is now in one of the quarantine hotels.

The PM says he was sick and tested positive for COVID-19.

“Anyone coming into Fiji unvaccinated will go into quarantine area and will be vaccinated. The will remain in quarantine area until he gets the second dose before he can be released from there.”

Bainimarama says protocol and policies needs to be established with regards to people who come in without being vaccinated.