Is Fiji Safe?
Fiji has remained relatively untouched by Covid-19 and cases are extremely limited, though strict preventative measures remain in place to combat the virus. We will be posting regular updates to this page to keep you informed of the situation in Fiji. As soon as travel is allowed again, you’ll see it here first!
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Last updated: 30/10/2020
Cases overview in Fiji
Corona virus Fiji
- Fiji Airways has suspended international passenger flights through the end of September 2020.
- Travelers must present airline check-in staff with a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test taken not more than 72 hours prior to departure.
- If you’re a returning Fijian citizen or Fiji resident, and regardless of whether you arrive by air or sea, you must download the careFIJI App to enter the country.
- Anyone entering Fiji is required to quarantine for 14 days in a designated location.
- As of 16 March 2020, cruise ships cannot enter Fiji.
- Currently a very limited number of flights are arriving and departing from Nadi International Airport and borders remain closed to many countries.
- Health screenings are in place for all travellers to detect illness.
- Social distancing is being encouraged, and even enforced in the lockdown zones
- The Fijian government is asking all Fijians to be responsible citizens and download the careFIJI app to help contact tracing.
- Gathering of ore than 100 people are banned
- Medical staff can isolate any suspected cases
- The Fijian Ministry of health enhance simple hygiene measures such as coughing or sneezing into the crook of their arm or into a paper handkerchief, washing their hands 20+secs with soap or using alcohol-based hand cleaning products
Fiji is planning to create a travel bubble with Australia and New Zealand as the country relies heavily on the tourism industry. Fiji Airway and the national tourism body would be the government’s primary partners for this project. If successful, the government also hopes to open a Pacific pathways program to visitors from Tuvalu, Kiribati, and Tonga, with possible inclusions of Samoa, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
What can we do to help Fiji?
The Fijian Government started the "Love Our Locals" campaign to boost bookings and keep Fijian at work during these difficult times. The Minister for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport highlighted:
“Love Our Locals conveys a spirit of community solidarity. Tourism employs thousands of people across our nation, both directly and indirectly, and we encourage everyone to show their support by booking a tour, grabbing a coffee with friends, or exploring other parts of our beautiful country.”
Fiji relies on tourism for the majority of its income. Now that the tourism industry has almost entirely collapsed in the face of Covid-19, the islands are suffering from an immense economic downturn, putting many people out of work and under incredible strain. A way to help the locals is to consider rescheduling your travel plans instead of cancelling bookings. If you have plans to visit Fiji next year, in 2021, please book as far in advance as possible to stimulate the flagging economy.
When it’s safe to travel again, consider buying more from street vendors who are likely to have been the worst hit, and if you can permit it - explore more of the 300+ islands of Fiji than you may have previously considered. You can learn more about Fiji's islands to help plan your trip on our dedicated Travel Tips pages.
Ferry services to Yasawa and Mamanuca during Coronavirus pandemic
Currently all regular services to and from the islands are suspended.
If you had a fast boat booking for travel in the next few months or for other destination-related questions, feel free to contact us directly if you wish to reschedule your trip. We also invite you to consult our Terms and Conditions if you have any questions regarding a cancellation.