Fiji travel update: full vaccinations will no longer require testing before departure

All fully immunized travelers visiting Fiji will no longer be required to provide a negative pre-arrival COVID-19 test prior to entry, which will be effective from May 1. The move comes in the wake of making travel easier for visitors, as well as reducing their spending, according to a statement released by the Fijian government. According to reports, this change will apply to all visitors entering Fiji by air or sea, who previously had to take a PCR or rapid antigen test (RAT) before arrival.

However, travelers should note that they will need to book an in-country pre-Covid RAT test before entering Fiji. According to reports, the test should be done within 48-72 hours of arrival. From May 1, the vaccination requirement to enter the country has also been expanded, and in line with this, all over 16s will now be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 before entering the country. country.

Referring to this, the government added that requiring all tourists aged 16 and over to show proof of vaccination before visits to Fiji will further reduce the risk of community transmission of COVID and allow the island nation to exploit the tourism market.

These measures are in line with Fiji’s ongoing efforts to strengthen its in-country testing program and broader community surveillance efforts designed for the safety of Fijians and visitors.

In addition, the Covid-19 Risk Mitigation Task Force will continue to review Fiji’s entry requirements and security measures, while focusing on strengthening community surveillance, complemented by vaccination rates. already high.

If reports are to be believed, there have been no admissions of COVID-19 positive people to hospitals across the country, although 21 new cases were recorded this week.

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