Fiji COVID Travel Restrictions and Additional Costs
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Questions about Fiji’s COVID travel restrictions? We’re here for you! As Specialists in travel to Fiji, we are keeping up to date on all restrictions and providing our clients with the information they need to make their trip to Fiji a reality.
We will update this as often as possible, but please understand these are fluid and may change. The cost of these travel restrictions are not included in your package. We have outlined the approximate costs below so there are no surprise expenses or hidden costs to your trip.
Last Updated: 12/14/2021- Changes are in green below ; 12/27/2021 Changes are in red below
Last Checked: 12/27/2021
Going to Fiji
Traveling with Children – Children below 18 can travel to Fiji without a vaccination, however it is recommended that if your child is able to get vaccinated, that they do so before travel. Children 12 years and older will need to meet the same testing requirements as adults.
Travel Insurance – Travelers entering Fiji must have medical travel insurance, with international coverage that covers COVID-19 before traveling. If you or a travel companion tests positive for COVID-19 during your stay, appropriate insurance will be needed to cover costs related to room relocation and booking extensions, rebooking airline tickets and any associated medical costs. We will provide a quote for travel insurance through Travelex after deposit. The cost of this is dependent on the price of your trip and age. This is generally ranges from $60 – $170 per person.
Travelers (foreign nationals entering Fiji for a holiday) must have proof of insurance for COVID-19 coverage. Many travel insurance companies, including Travelex, now include this coverage in their standard policies but if yours does not, you can also acquire COVID-19 specific coverage online prior to travel with Fiji Care. The Fiji Care travel insurance will only apply in the unlikely case that you test positive for COVID-19 in Fiji and does not replace the general benefits of travel insurance. Fiji Care will cover any costs related to that event such as isolation, hospitalization, testing etc. It does not cover any costs related to existing entry/exit protocols such as required tests.
Get vaccinated – Fiji is only open to fully vaccinated travelers. Currently Fiji recognizes Astra-Zeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Your last shot must be at least 15 days before your departure date.
Get tested before your travel – It is essential that everyone over 12 years old gets a negative RT PCR Test done 72 hours (see Travel Alerts below) before you board your flight to Fiji as this will be checked. Your RT-PCR tests should be taken by a travel test provider (hospital, doctor, lab) that issues an official document with your results. PCR tests must be performed by nasopharyngeal, nasal or mid-turbinate speciment collection methods. Drive through tests and SMS text results will not be accepted. To find a test location near you who can ensure fast PCR results, search for “Fast Travel RT-PCR Tests near me”. This is approximately $150 USD in the USA or it may be covered by your health insurance
Effective 27 December 2021, travelers 12 years and above departing from the U.S.A and the U.K must now produce a negative PCR test taken no more than 1 calendar day prior to the scheduled day of departure. This applies to all travelers disembarking in and transiting through Fiji.
Travelers must present evidence of a negative test that has a specimen collection date indicating that the specimen was collected no more than 1 calendar day before the flight’s departure (or first flight in a series of connections booked on the same itinerary).
Effective 1 January 2022, all travelers from Travel Partner Countries (USA is a “Partner Country”), 12 years and above must now produce a negative PCR test taken no more than 2 calendar days prior to the scheduled day of departure. This applies to all travelers disembarking in and transiting through Fiji.
Travelers must present evidence of a negative test that has a specimen collection date indicating that the specimen was collected no more than 2 calendar days before the flight’s departure (or first flight in a series of connections booked on the same itinerary).
Check in App Required – You’ll need the careFIJI contact tracing app to access businesses as soon as you land in Fiji. Make sure its downloaded and Bluetooth activated wherever you’re traveling in our islands. (Click here to download) https://carefiji.digitalfiji.gov.fj/download-app/
Get tested on arrival – Travel for tourists on holiday in Fiji is quarantine free but you will need to take a mandatory Rapid COVID-19 test at a CFC-certified resort 48 hours after your arrival in our islands. With this 48hr timeframe, you can still enjoy using the facilities at your resort, transiting to your CFC-certified resort on another island or booking a daytrip tour as long as you’ve engaged CFC approved and certified tourism operators throughout. This is approximately $20 USD
Effective 1 January 2022, all eligible travelers will now be required to take an approved Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) after 24 hours of their arrival into Fiji. This is approximately $20 USD at your hotel.
Confirmed Booking with a Care Fiji Committed Accommodation and Airport Transfer in Fiji – If booked with us, your accommodation and transfer meets these requirements. Please bring your vouchers to have documented proof of a 3-night CFC booking. We recommend a print out and a digital copy.
Proof of Travel Requirements – Fiji and other countries are still working out the best way for you to provide proof that you have met all the Travel Requirements. Here are some tips to ensure you have the necessary documentation. We will update this as the situation evolves.
– All travelers to Fiji must have 5 required documents ahead of their trip. We recommend you carry your original documents as well as a digital copy/photo on your phone.
- COVID-19 Declaration for travel to Fiji (We will include a copy of this in your Final Documents)
- Proof of Covid-19 vaccination (CDC card or Digital Certificate where available, see below)
- CareFiji Certified resort 3-night paid reservation (This is a voucher we send to you in your Final Documents)
- CareFiji Certified transfer to CFC resort (This is a voucher we send to you in your Final Documents)
- Proof of Covid 19 insurance while in Fiji (This is sent to you by your insurance company. If you purchase through us, TravelEx will send you a copy of your coverage.)
- Proof of negative PCR Covid 19 test result (supplied by the testing site)
– If you live in a state where digital certificates are available, you will want to acquire it for easy entry.
The following states use a platform called MyIRMobile, which allows residents to obtain their immunization records on a PDF that can be either printed or stored on their phones.
- District of Columbia
- North Dakota
- West Virginia
- And soon Puerto Rico
Fiji Airways Check List
To help you comply with Fiji’s entry requirements, Fiji Airways has created a handy checklist for you here. The checklist will further guide you on where to go if you do not have what you need to board your flight to Fiji.
Be Covid Safe
– Wear a mask in public places (eg restaurants, tour buses, shops)
– Social distance where possible (2m)
– Wash or sanitize your hands frequently
– Activate your careFIJI contact tracing app to check into businesses.
Avoid Low-Vaccination Zones – Most people in Fiji are vaccinated but there are still some Fijians (youths, elderly and sickly) who remain unvaccinated and vulnerable. Whenever possible please avoid ‘low vaccination zones’. These areas will change as vaccination rates consistently increase across Fiji. A map of these areas will be released closer to the Fiji’s reopening in December.
For updates to this policy, please click here: https://www.fiji.travel/covid-19/travelling-to-fiji
For in-depth FAQ, please click here: https://www.fiji.travel/faq
Special Travel Alerts can be found here: https://www.mcttt.gov.fj/home/traveltofiji/international-travel/
To Return to the USA
- Currently air passengers returning to the United States are required to get a COVID-19 test within one day of their flight’s departure and provide proof of a negative test. All Rapid Antigen and RT-PCR test requirements needed for your arrival in Fiji or return home will be managed at your CFC certified accommodation. This is approximately $20 USD in Fiji.
- People returning to the United States must provide a CDC Attestation Form (We will include a copy of this in your Final Documents). While these will be available at the airport, we recommend you printing one out for each traveler and bringing it with you to avoid the hassle at the airport.
Stay up to date on USA travel restrictions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel.html