The island paradise of Fiji, known for its incredible scenery and warm, welcoming people, will be open to visitors once again starting this December.
After nearly two years of being closed to the outside world, Fiji is more than ready to safely welcome its travellers back. The 333 islands are as beautiful as ever, brimming with idyllic turquoise waters, soft white sand beaches, and the vibrant “Bula Spirit” for which Fiji is known.
“It’s been almost two years since we welcomed international visitors. And in these two years, we’ve struggled, we’ve adapted and we’ve prepared. Today, our national airline is ready, our hotels and tour providers are ready, and Fijians are ready to safely welcome the world back. We are ready to let happiness find you again” Minister for Tourism, Hon. Faiyaz Koya.
The country will still have entry requirements in place to ensure the utmost safety of both visitors and locals. A fully vaccinated traveller must be from a “Green List” country (defined as one with high vaccination rates and low-test positivity rates, including):
- New Zealand
- United States of America
- United Kingdom
- United Arab Emirates
- The Republic of Korea
- Most Pacific Island Countries and Territories
Travellers must provide a negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours prior to arrival in Fiji and fulfil an obligation to take an additional negative Rapid Antigen Test, before returning back home, based on individual home country requirements. Unvaccinated children under the age of 18 will be able to travel to Fiji accompanied by a vaccinated adult. Travel insurance is, as always, highly recommended.
“We are ecstatic that Fiji will open its borders to international visitors before the end of the year,” says Tourism Fiji’s CEO Brent Hill. “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 starting December.”
The health and safety of its people and visitors remain Fiji’s number one priority, and the country can open back up thanks to a successful vaccination program that has reached the 80% vaccination milestone – with 80% of its eligible population now fully vaccinated with both doses.
Travellers can book and travel in confidence with the Care Fiji Commitment, where they can stay in certified resorts, use certified transportation and experiences, and be assured that all tourism businesses they come in contact with have a 100% vaccinated staff. Travellers can fly via the USA and the Far East safely with Fiji Airways, which have been awarded the Apex Diamond certification for safety and the Skytrax 5-star COVID19 Airline safety rating.
Visitors to Fiji can expect to be welcomed into the country with open arms by the friendly locals who are as warm and hospitable as ever. Fiji remains an ideal destination where travellers can spread out amongst 333 islands, stay in boutique resorts, have an entire beach to themselves, and escape any crowds. Whether looking for an adventure, a romantic getaway, or a leisurely vacation, Fiji provides the perfect level of remoteness to detach from the worries of back home.