We are exploring options of having home-stay for travellers from travel partner countries โ€“ Dr. Fong

We are exploring options of having home-stay for travellers from travel partner countries โ€“ Dr. Fong

By Dhanjay Deo
Sunday 16/01/2022
Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr. James Fong

Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr. James Fong says they are exploring options to transition from hotel stay to home-stay for travellers from travel partner countries.

Dr. Fong says this will require a broad network of private partners who can provide rapid testing sites that can track those that need to be tested and facilitate timely reporting of all results and defaulters.

He says until they get to that stage, they request all incoming travellers to remain patient and if they find the current arrangement too inconvenient, they may wish to defer their travel to Fiji to a later date.

Dr. Fong adds they are also reminding all outgoing travellers that they need a vaccine certificate to travel out of Fiji and this needs to be submitted at least 7 days prior to travel.

He further says the positivity rate among travellers remains low and they continue to support international travel through the mitigation measures outlined in the current protocol for travel partner and non-travel partner countries.

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