All fully immunized travelers visiting Fiji will no longer be required to provide a negative pre-test for COVID-19 from May 1st. This decision is due to facilitating the movement of visitors and reducing the number of visitors. This change is reported to apply to all visitors arriving in Fiji by air or sea who previously had to undergo a PCR or Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) before arrival.

However, travelers should note that they must undergo a pre-Covid RAT test in the country before entering Fiji. According to reports, the test should be carried out within 48 to 72 hours after the arrival. The entry vaccination requirement has also been extended from 1 May and accordingly all over the age of 16 are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination before entering the country.

With this, the Government has stated that requiring all tourists aged 16 and over to provide proof of vaccination before visits to Fiji will help reduce the risk of community transmission of COVID and allow the nation on the island to take advantage of the tourist market.

The measures are consistent with Fiji’s ongoing efforts to strengthen its in-country testing program and broader community surveillance efforts focused on the safety of Fiji and visitors.

Additionally, the Covid-19 Risk Mitigation Task Force will continue to review Fiji’s entry requirements and safeguards, focusing on strengthening community surveillance, supplemented with immunization rates that are already undergraduate.

Should reports circulate, no COVID-19 positive people have been admitted to hospitals across the country, although 21 new cases were recorded this week.