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Tevita Vuibau
Thursday, August 14, 2014

FIJI has expressed disappointment over Australia's decision to upgrade its travel advisory saying it does not reflect the true situation on the ground.

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) issued a renewed travel advisory warning Australians to exercise a high degree of caution when travelling to Suva because of the prevalence of crime and potential for civil unrest.

Australians are told to pay close attention to their personal security at all times and monitor the media for possible new safety or security risks.

The travel advisory was issued through DFAT's Smarttraveller website.

Foreign Affairs Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola gave his assurances that all was well in the capital and there was no need to worry.

In a statement released late yesterday, Ratu Inoke voiced his "disappointment that the Australian Government had deemed it appropriate for the upgrading of the Australian travel advisory".

He added while he "understood that it was the prerogative of the Australian Government to do so as a precautionary measure, it is certainly not a true reflection of the situation on the ground".

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