Fiji drops pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirement from Sunday
All visitors above the age of 16 years must now display proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to entering the country

Fiji drops pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirement from Sunday

All visitors above the age of 16 years must now display proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to entering the country

By Vijay Narayan
Friday 29/04/2022

From Sunday May 1st 2022, fully vaccinated visitors to Fiji will no longer be required to produce a pre-arrival negative COVID-19 test prior to entry.

The Fijian Government says this is a move that reduces costs and lends greater convenience to those travelling to the country.

The change applies to all visitors entering Fiji by air or sea who were previously required to take a PCR test or rapid antigen test prior to their arrival to Fiji.

The Government says this step is in line with best practice for entry requirements among highly vaccinated societies and follows countries such as Australia and Singapore who have also removed COVID-19 testing as an entry prerequisite.

The current requirement to book an in-country pre-COVID rapid antigen test, prior to departing for Fiji, remains.

The test must be done within 48 to 72 hours of arrival. In-country tests must be booked prior to arrival to Fiji on https://entrytestfiji.com/.

Commencing from this Sunday, the vaccination requirement for entry into Fiji has also been widened.

All visitors above the age of 16 years must now display proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to entering the country.

The lowering of the age requirement for the vaccine prerequisite comes as more children globally are granted access to vaccines.

The Government says Fiji’s key visitor markets have considerably high coverage of vaccination amongst those below the 18-year age threshold.

It says requiring that all tourists aged 16 years and above provide proof of vaccination prior to visitors to Fiji further reduces the risk of community transmission of COVID-19 and allows Fiji to capture a greater percentage of the fully vaccinated tourism market.

All other existing conditions for entry remain applicable. The COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Taskforce will continue to review Fiji’s entry requirements and COVID safe measures, with a focus on strengthening community surveillance and the robustness of the in-country testing digital platform, supplemented by the already high vaccination rates.





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