Islands reopening to vaccinated tourists in December

Fiji is “more than ready” to welcome visitors back, according to its tourism board.

Starting Dec. 1, the islands will reopen to fully vaccinated travelers who test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of departure, with PCR test. A rapid test will also be required within 48 hours of arrival. 

Unvaccinated minors will be allowed in with accompanying vaccinated adults.

“It’s been almost two years since we welcomed international visitors,” Fiji Minister for Tourism Hon. Faiyaz Koya said in a statement. “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.”

The reopening date was announced after Fiji marked an 80% vaccination rate among eligible residents.

Additional details on travel requirements can be found on Tourism Fiji’s website.

Fiji reporter almost 3,000 new COVID-19 cases in the past month, according to Johns Hopkins data.

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