Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has announced Fiji will reopen its borders again from December 1, 2021. Bainimarama said this while commemorating Fiji Day and 51 years of the island nation’s independence on the 10th October 2021. Like other destinations, Fiji was also closed for almost two years due to COVID -19.
This official announcement comes off the heels of Fiji reaching its goal to get 80% of its eligible population vaccinated with both doses. While travel restrictions will be lifted in December, travelers from India keen to visit Fiji shores may need to wait a little longer due to the continued travel restrictions in place between the two countries.
Travellers to Fiji must be fully vaccinated (children under 18 can travel with a vaccinated adult) from a “Travel Partner” country (defined as one with high vaccination rates and low-test positivity rates), as well as providing a negative PCR test taken 72-hours prior to departure.
“It’s been almost two years since we welcomed international visitors. 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. We are ready to let happiness find you again,” Faiyaz Koya, Minister for Tourism, Fiji, said.
“We are ecstatic that Fiji will open its borders to international visitors before the end of the year,” says Tourism Fiji’s CEO Brent Hill. “This is the moment we have been planning for nearly two years now and I can assure the world that Fiji is safe and ready to welcome you back. The islands are just as beautiful – if not more beautiful – than ever and the locals just as warm and friendly. Fiji is the vacation the world needs and deserves right now, and we can finally offer that again from December.”