‘The wait is over’: Fiji to open for quarantine-free travel

Fiji will open to international visitors from December 1. 

Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama made the announcement on Sunday after the nation hit 80 per cent double dose vaccinations. 

Fiji’s border has been shut for almost two years due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Pacific nation made vaccination compulsory for all workers and every hotel must now have a dedicated Wellness Ambassador responsible for keeping everybody safe. 

Fiji is open to tourism from December 1 2021
Cloud Nine Fiji. Credit: Fiji Tourism

“We are ecstatic that Fiji will open its borders to international visitors before the end of the year,” Tourism Fiji’s CEO Brent Hil said.

“This is the moment we have been planning for nearly two years now and I can assure the world that Fiji is safe and ready to welcome you back.

“The islands are just as beautiful – if not more beautiful – than ever and the locals just as warm and friendly.

“Fiji is the vacation the world needs and deserves right now, and we can finally offer that again from December.”

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The rules of entry

Fiji will still have entry requirements in place to ensure the safety of both visitors and locals.

It will only accept people from “travel partner” countries, defined as nations with high vaccination rates and low-test positivity rates, such as Australia.

Anyone entering Fiji must be fully vaccinated. They must provide a negative PCR test taken less than three days prior to departure. Unvaccinated children under the age of 18 will be able to travel to Fiji accompanied by a vaccinated adult.

You can book now…

Australians can book flights on www.fijiairways.com and browse and book resort stays at www.fiji.travel. Fiji Tourism said they will have package deals coming soon.