Stakeholders need to finalise protocols on tourism & travel for announcement on 10th Oct - Sayed-Khaiyum

Stakeholders need to finalise protocols on tourism & travel for announcement on 10th Oct - Sayed-Khaiyum

By Semi Turaga
Sunday 03/10/2021
Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum [Photo: Fijian Government]

Tourism stakeholders have been told by Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum about the need to finalise all the protocols on tourism and travel so they can be announced on 10th October.

In a meeting with border control agencies, stakeholders in the Tourism sector and the Health Ministry at Tanoa Hotel in Nadi, Sayed-Khaiyum stressed that every stakeholder will play a critical role when international borders open as Fiji will not want to close its borders and hotels again – creating strain on everyone.

He says they want to be methodical and sure of their steps and open up the borders properly and rebuild.

Sayed-Khaiyum adds the only hotels that should be allowed to operate would be those that agree to adhere to the various requirements under the protocols to facilitate safe travel.

He stresses that it is critically important that everyone participate in this as they are already creating the soft and hard infrastructure to cater to the thousands of tourists that they are expecting.

A question and answer session was also held with the Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong, where stakeholders were able to clarify key issues regarding the COVID-19 Safety protocols, plans and other measures that will be implemented when international borders reopen.

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