As of today 19 May, there are a total of 3 active cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Fiji. This was confirmed by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama last week, adding that a total of 15 patients have now fully recovered from the virus. For more information, please visit the Fijian Government official website and media centre by clicking here.
In anticipation of the borders re-opening to Fiji as part of the Pacific Travel Bubble, Fiji has created a Tourism Recovery Team to prepare the country to welcome visitors again, based on health and hygiene guidelines that meet Australian Standards.
Fiji Airports have been working with their own Airports industry association and international counterparts to plan for facilitating visitors in a post-COVID environment. An announcement will be made shortly, outlining proposed changes in health and hygiene practices within their facilities.
The Ministry of Health and Medical Services are developing operational guidelines, in close consultation with the travel industry. This will form the basis of how Fiji resorts work in a post COVID environment. FHTA and SOFTA will play a leadership role in monitoring guidelines on improving health and hygiene practices to support containment that will meet the expectation of consumers in post-COVID19 travel. Outrigger Clean Commitment 2020 is an example of the new resort guidelines.
OFFICIAL INFORMATION SOURCES
If you need any further information, please see below links:
- The Fijian Government
- The Ministry of Health & Medical Services
- The Ministry of Industry Trade & Tourism
- Fiji Department of Immigration