Coronavirus in Fiji: Advice for Travellers

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COVID-19 Travel Restrictions in Fiji

The 2019 outbreak of COVID-19, commonly known as the Coronavirus, has resulted in travel restrictions in many countries around the world including in Fiji. This guide provides advice for travellers visiting Fiji during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fiji has taken active measures to prevent the risk of COVID-19 reaching the islands, with the country having only five confirmed case of the virus. This guide uses updates from the Fijian Government and will be updated when new information becomes available. Travel restrictions are frequently reviewed by the Fijian Government.

This article was last updated in May 2021.

For general advice on travelling in Fiji, take a look at 30 Tips for Travelling in Fiji.

Cases of COVID-19 in Fiji

As of May 2021, Fiji has had a total of 139 cases of COVID-19 and 38 active cases.

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Arriving in Fiji from Overseas

Update: May 2021.

Fiji’s international airports are closed. Overseas visitors will not be able to fly to Fiji in the near future. We will update this article when the situation changes.

As well as travel bans on people arriving in Fiji from mainland China, Iran, South Korea, the United States, Europe and the UK, anyone arriving in Fiji from overseas must self-isolate for 14 days. Visitors are also required to have thermal scanner checks upon arrival at a Fiji international airport.

Arriving in Fiji from mainland China, Iran, South Korea, the United States, Europe and the UK

There is a temporary travel ban on any foreign national arriving in Fiji who has travelled in or through mainland China, Iran, South Korea, the United States, Europe and the UK within 14 days of arriving in Fiji. In other words, you will not be able to enter Fiji if you have been in mainland China, Iran, South Korea, the US, Europe or the UK within 14 days of your arrival date in Fiji. Those who have been in any of the stated countries must self-isolate in another country for 14 days before arriving in Fiji.

Arriving in Fiji from Elsewhere Overseas

Anyone arriving in Fiji from any other country than the countries stated above must self-isolate in Fiji for 14 days from their arrival date into Fiji. Also referred to as “self-quarantine”, self-isolation essentially means not going out in public and not making close contact with other people.

Arriving in Fiji via Cruise Ship

Cruise ships have a temporary ban from berthing anywhere in Fiji. If Fiji is on your cruise ship itinerary, contact your cruise liner to get the latest update.

For general advice for arriving in Fiji, take a look at Everything You Need to Know About Arriving in Fiji.

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How to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Fiji

To protect yourself and others from the transmission of COVID-19, there are few measures that you can take. As recommended by the Fijian Government, following the advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO), you should:

  • Frequently wash hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub
  • Avoid touching your face, especially your mouth, nose and eyes
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue. Throw the tissue away immediately and wash hands
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever and/or cough – stay at least 1 metre (3 feet) away.

Finally, the Fijian Government recommends avoiding travel to mainland China, Iran, Italy and South Korea.

What if You Develop COVID-19 Symptoms in Fiji?

If you have developed a fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing (especially if you have been to a COVID-affected country in the last 14 days), then immediately contact the appropriate phone number below:

Central Fiji – 2219905
Eastern Fiji – 2219906
Western Fiji – 2219907
Northern Fiji – 2219908

For the latest announcements from the Fijian Government concerning Coronavirus, visit the Fijian Government website.

For general health and safety advice for visiting Fiji, take a look at How to Stay Safe in Fiji and 10 Health Tips for Fiji.

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