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Fiji Relaxes Entry Requirements for Travellers

Fiji Relaxes Entry Requirements for Travellers

Travellers visiting to Fiji are no longer required to take the Covid-19 test when they arrive as the country relaxes entry requirements.

Before this change, guests had to schedule a rapid antigen test (RAT) for 72 hours prior to arrival.

Tourists had to spend seven days in seclusion if the test proved positive.

There had also been a pre-departure exam requirement, but this was removed in May.

The Fijian government announced that for carrying out the relaxation of entry requirement, effective of September 5, on-arrival testing will also no longer be required because of the nation’s widespread immunisation programme and low caseload.

Arrivals with Covid-19 symptoms would still need to be tested, but the five-day isolation period would now apply to those who tested positive.

The Government said the reduced isolation period would “greatly assist” the Fijian tourist industry.

“With hotels reporting occupancy at pre-Covid levels, they will now be able to free up inventory – easing the pressure during peak tourism season,” the statement said.

“This further allows hotels to take new bookings and bring in new spend.”

It would still be necessary for all visitors to get all the necessary vaccinations. Travellers must also show proof of travel insurance.

Fiji Airways has also lifted the requirement to wear face masks onboard its flights to Fiji.

78,638 visitors were welcomed to Fiji in July, which represents an 82% increase over July of last year.

By the end of the year, the island country hopes to have hosted 500,000 tourists.

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Written by Tamanna Reza

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