Fiji drops pre-arrival COVID-19 test requirement

Fiji no longer requires fully vaccinated visitors travelling to the country whether by air or sea to test negative for COVID-19 prior to entering the country, effective from this Sunday 1 May, one of the changes the Fijian Government announced today.

Visitors however will need to take an in-country COVID rapid antigen test (RAT) within three days of their arrival, which they must book for prior to arriving in Fiji.

Booking for the in-country test must be done via the link:

The government said the decision to do away with the pre-entry testing is in line with best practice for entry requirements among highly vaccinated societies and follows countries such as Australia and Singapore.

Starting Sunday as well, all visitors above the age of 16 years must now show 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. Fiji’s key visitor markets have considerably high coverage of vaccination amongst those below the 18-year age threshold,” the Fijian Government said in a statement.

“In Australia, the vaccine coverage for ages 16 and above is significant across all key visitor market states of New South Wales (95%), Victoria (94%) and Queensland (92%). New Zealand has a vaccination coverage of 95 per cent for those 12 years and above. In the United States, vaccine coverage for those between the ages of 12 and 17 years the vaccine coverage is 77.4 per cent.

“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.”

Visitors are advised that all other existing conditions for entry remain applicable and can be reviewed at

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