Fiji ‘ready’ to welcome international visitors from December 1

Fiji says it is ready to welcome back international visitors after announcing  it will reopen its borders on December 1 this year.

The islands have been closed to international tourists for almost two years due to the Covid pandemic.

Minister for tourism Faiyaz Koya (pictured) said: “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.”

The destination is keeping entry requirements in place to minimise risk of the spread of Covid-19.

Visitors from ‘green list’ countries, which include the UK, must be fully vaccinated and provide a negative PCR test result taken within less than 72 hours prior to arrival in Fiji.

Unvaccinated children under the age of 18 can travel to Fiji accompanied by a vaccinated adult.

Tourism Fiji chief executive Brent Hill said the tourist board was “ecstatic” about the news, adding: “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.”

In total, 80% of the eligible population in Fiji has now been double-vaccinated and its Care Fiji Commitment promises travellers can stay in certified resorts where every member of staff has been vaccinated.

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