Fiji No Longer Requires Vaccinated Tourists to Take Pre-departure COVID Tests

Fiji No Longer Requires Vaccinated Tourists to Take Pre-departure COVID Tests

From May 1 vaccinated visitors to Fiji are not required to present a pre-arrival negative COVID-19 test before entering the country. 

This is also the case for all people traveling to the island by air or sea, who were previously obliged to take PCR or rapid antigen test (RAT) in order to be let into the country. This decision aims to simplify the travel process, including decreasing the cost, informs Passport-photo.online.

Nevertheless, visitors are required to book an in-country pre-Covid RAT test before their journey. The test must be taken 48-72 hours after entering the country. Before arrival, all visitors that are 16 years old or older must also present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination – the reason for this requirement is to decrease the possibility of transmission of COVID in the community, allowing the Fijian tourism to generate income while ensuring safety on the island.

The island aims to ensure the safety of both the citizens and travelers, inter alia, by strengthening its in-country testing. The situation is said to be under control, accounting for the change of travel rules.