COVID-19 Fiji: ‘Positivity rate low among travellers’

Australian tourists arrive at the Nadi International Airport on the first flight out of Sydney as Fiji opens its International border. Picture: REINAL CHAND/FT FILE

The positivity rate among travellers remains low, says Health Ministry permanent secretary Dr James Fong.

He said they continued to support international travel through the mitigation measures outlined in the present protocol for travel partner and non-travel partner countries.

“We are exploring options to transition from hotel stay to homestay for our travellers from travel partner countries,” Dr Fong said.

“This will require a broad network of private partners who can provide rapid testing sites that can track those that need to be tested and facilitate timely reporting of all results and defaulters.

“Until we get to that stage, we request all our incoming travellers to remain patient and if they find the current arrangement too inconvenient, you may wish to defer your travel to Fiji to a later date.”

He reminded all outgoing travellers that they needed a vaccine certificate to travel out of Fiji.

“This needs to be submitted at least seven days prior to travel to the email address.”

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