Fiji to Open for Tourists by End of 2021

Fiji announced that it would be open for tourists by the end of 2021.

Fiji Tourism CEO Brent Hill, however, said that the date was yet to be finalized.

The island government initially planned to reopen its borders to tourists in December, but that date might be accelerated if its immunization program continues.

According to Hill, tourists must be fully vaccinated, show evidence of negative RT-PCR test, and be for a “green list” nation.

“The key thing is, if you’ve got a really strong level of local vaccination, coupled with only accepting fully vaccinated travelers who test negative before they get on the plane, then you’re dramatically reducing the risk,” Hill said.

“Fiji Airways is committed to putting on a strong schedule right from the get-go,” he added.

Minister for Commerce, Trade, Tourism, and Transport Faiyaz Koya announced that they are “collectively working towards a November reopening.”

“With COVID-safe behavior, we will reduce our community transmission and give confidence that Fiji is a safe holiday destination and will not be a source of cases in their respective countries,” Koya added.

Koya also said he is confident with their collective effort. They will “achieve the desired outcomes and create a safe environment to welcome back tourists.”

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