Fiji Is Opening – Here's What You Need To Know

11 October 2021
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International travel/reopening of borders is so close we can almost taste the fresh coconuts on the beach in Fiji.  

What we know about the Fiji travel bubble:

  • Fiji is open to select countries from 11 November

  • Visitors must show proof of vaccination and test negative for COVID-19 72 hours prior to departure to the pacific region

  • Visitors must follow COVID safe procedures and head straight to their pre-booked hotel for 48 hours

  • 48 hours after arrival, travellers take a Rapid Diagnostic Test and be COVID free

  • Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia have announced the return of direct flights to Fiji from mid-December

Here’s The Latest Update On The Fiji Travel Bubble:

Fiji's Prime Minister has announced the easing of restrictions, including "relaxed quarantine" for arrivals from designated "travel partner countries" including Australia and New Zealand from 11 November.  
What hangs in the balance is getting there – with the confirmation of flights prior to 1 December to the island nation still to be announced.  
While the Australian government is still to determine the re-opening of international travel to make this possible, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, has also announced Australia’s borders could re-open for vaccinated travellers in NSW from as early as 1 November, with proposed home quarantine on return to Australia.  

Fiji Travel Bubble Fast Facts:

Visitors from Fiji’s "travel partner countries" can enter the country with "relaxed quarantine" requirements from 11 November, ahead of an official reopening date of 1 December when the first Fiji Airways tourist flights will recommence. How they get flights there is up to the airlines from the various travel partner countries. 

Visitors must show proof of vaccination and test negative for COVID-19 72 hours prior to departure. 

On arrival visitors must head straight to their pre-booked hotel where they will spend their first two days in the country – however travellers will have access to hotel amenities. Let’s call it "quarantine lite". 

48 hours after arrival, travellers take a Rapid Diagnostic Test which if confirmed negative will grant free rein of "safe travel areas". 

Fiji’s safe travel areas are still being determined, with the goal to provide protection for areas with lower vaccination rates. 

Qantas and Jetstar have announced the return of direct flights from Sydney to Fiji from mid-December, with an initial schedule of over 3000 weekly seats and plans for more in 2022 if demand is strong. 

Virgin Australia will bring forward the resumption of flights between Australia and Fiji from 23 December 2021 to 16 December 2021. 



What Happens If You Test Positive In Fiji?

If travellers test positive on arrival in Fiji, they will have to hotel quarantine and use their travel insurance to cover expenses. After quarantining for 14 days, they must test negative, and they can travel home. 

Do Kids Need To Be Fully Vaccinated? 

Currently, the Fiji Government states that unvaccinated children can travel with their vaccinated parents. However, these parents must be fully vaccinated. 

How Fiji Plans To Keep Fijians And Travellers Safe:  


The Care Fiji Commitment 

The Fijian tourism industry has adopted the ‘Care Fiji Commitment’ – in line with the World Health Organization standard of best health and safety measures. This will allow holiday-goers to have a relaxing, safe and enjoyable time in Fiji.  


Care Fiji Commitment follows these key principles: 

1. Border restrictions to protect Fiji, our people and our visitors 

2. Best practice COVID-19 mitigation measures across the tourism industry 

3. Destination-wide COVID-19 health and hygiene policies 

4. Frontline staff trained in COVID-19 safe practices 

5. Globally recognised control and mitigation measures 

6. CareFIJI contact tracing app in place 


Do You Need A Visa To Enter Fiji? 

A tourist visa is not required for citizens of Australia for stays up to 90 days.

All Travellers Will Also Need: 

- A valid passport with at least six months validity. 
- A valid plane ticket out of Fiji within 90 days.

More updates to come. 

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