Fiji ends COVID quarantine for vaxxed visitors, holidays on!

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Updated March 30, 2022

In major news, the Fiji Government has announced that fully vaccinated travellers will have no need to quarantine while holidaying. Talking before the Fijian parliament, the Fiji’s Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said that this will come into effect from April 7, 2022.

The news comes as a much-needed shot in the arm, pun not intended, for the country’s tourism industry and its partners. Sayed-Khaiyum elaborated that all visitors flying into Fiji will need to take a simple Rapid Antigen Test from a government-approved medical institution or outlet. This, he said, will be applicable for visitors from all countries, levelling the playing field. This will coincide with removal of the existing travel partner system where travellers had to undergo a three-day quarantine at a government-approved hotel/resort along with a RT-PCR test.

Additionally, he announced that Fiji will be relaxing the mandatory mask mandate at public spaces and making them voluntary. Social distancing norms will also be not enforceable and become simply a matter of choice and sensibility.

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Holidays as normal as we know it – bring it on!

So, as of April 7th, 2022, travellers to Fiji no longer need a pre-booked 3-night stay at a Care Fiji Commitment (CFC) hotel.

This will be replaced with a pre-booked and prepaid Rapid Antigen Test to be taken within 48-72hrs of their arrival into Fiji. The said booking will be made through a new portal which, will be announced any day. Careful though – even if this is hassle-free, passengers traveling on and after April 7th will be denied boarding without proof of RAT booking.

At check-in, fully vaccinated travellers from anywhere in the world now only need to show

  • A valid proof of full/double vaccination
  • A pre-departure negative COVID test report. This can be either a RT-PCR test done within 48 hours before or verified RAT test 24 hours before.
  • Travel insurance – because that’s just good planning
  • And a pre-booked/prepaid RAT test to be taken within 48-72 hrs of arrival into Fiji.

“The timing for the Fijian Government’s decision to relax Fiji’s entry requirements could not be better as we head into the best time of year to visit Fiji,” Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO Andre Viljoen responded to the news in a statement.

We couldn’t agree more with it ourselves – check out our freshest Fiji holiday deals – from all-inclusive Fiji island holidays to adults-only getaways, we got them all! You can also check out our blogs on other South Pacific countries and their COVID updates, too.

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