Fiji Eases Restrictions From February 9

It is now simpler and cheaper to travel to quarantine-free Fiji following a significant announcement by the Fijian Government over the weekend involving the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Effective February 9, visitors from travel partner countries above the age of 12 years will now have the option to use a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) taken within 24 hours of the flight’s scheduled departure as opposed to the more expensive PCR test to enter Fiji.  

The easing of restrictions were possible because of Fiji’s high rate of vaccination—more than 93 percent of Fiji’s population over the age of 15 years has been fully vaccinated—coupled with the falling number of hospitalizations, the strong uptick of booster vaccines and the effectiveness of the Care Fiji Commitment, which helps to ensure guest safety at all times. 

The island nation has has also announced the end of its nationwide curfew for the first time since March 2020. In further good news, all vehicles, such as buses, vans, and taxis, can also operate at full capacity. However, the mask mandate is still in place. 

Making the announcement on Sunday, the Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the easing of restrictions means a great deal for Fiji’s economy and the restoration of livelihoods.  

“With the ease of restrictions locally and testing requirements made easier and more affordable, we’ll create more local economic activity and attract more tourists. That means more business, including micro and small businesses, more demand, and more jobs for our people. And it will further consolidate our path towards record-breaking economic growth,” Sayed-Khaiyum said.  

Tourism Fiji CEO Brent Hill said they are also working through phasing out the requirement of showing proof of a three-night stay at a CFC-certified resort as more venues are now able to facilitate the 48-hour in-country RAT. 

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