Hard to tell. Fiji is ready to open up their borders but they depend on their bigger neighbors New Zealand and Australia’s airports to serve international travelers with connecting flights. Back in June, all countries in the region were negotiating a “Bula Bubble” to open up their borders to each other, but since recent spikes in COVID cases in Australia, the plan has been delayed.
Fiji’s travel requirements and restrictions
If after checking your savings account you now know you are a good prospect to travel to Fiji, we have the list of requirements to help you be granted access to these amazing islands.
As we have already mentioned, as a non-Fiji citizen you are allowed to enter if you can arrive by sea.
Visitors are required to quarantine in a government-approved hotel for 14 days at their own expense, and only locals can quarantine home.
All travelers will be tested for COVID-19 at their own expense too.
We recommend you to contact Fiji Immigration for specific inquiries about this process.
Is Fiji safe to visit during pandemic?
Yes, Fiji handles the spread of Coronavirus very well and only 42 total positive cases and 2 deaths as of December 4. The last case was detected on December 2. (Source: WHO)
Fiji is also one of the very few countries in the world that do not have any warnings from the CDC organization. (CDC.gov)
Fiji fighting COVID, Leptospirosis and Dengue fever
With only a couple of deaths to COVID-19, Fiji is not exactly fighting the same pandemic crisis the world is currently facing. However, not everything is good for Fijians. The government has reportedly urged citizens to beware of potential leptospirosis, measles, typhoid and dengue fever outbreaks.
I am a local – What restrictions should I expect at the airport?
Traveling under the “New normal” brings some annoying, but necessary health measures to keep us all safe. So when arriving at Nadi International Airport you will be requested to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test, keep social distancing and wear a face mask at all times.
In order to avoid uncomfortable situations, we recommend you to check your temperature at home.
So, you are a local and have never been able to visit one of your own country’s luxurious resorts? “Love your Locals” is something we think you want to hear about.
Fiji has started a “solidarity campaign” encouraging locals to discover deals in their own backyard to explore Fiji and help with the economic recovery efforts.
Chris Hamilton, Resident Manager of Shangri-La Resort says that they have received an overwhelming response since more than 200 locals are booking more than 100 rooms each weekend!
Why you shouldn’t remove Fiji from your bucket list just yet
We understand. Traveling to Fiji now is a bit of a hassle but it is not going to be like this forever. The destination is well worth the wait.