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All Travellers Must Test Within First 72-hour Window: Portal

All international travellers to Fiji - including returning residents must undertake a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) at an approved hotel, laboratory, or pharmacy within 48 -72 hours of their arrival. “They must take themselves to the testing facility, and not expect it to be arranged by the tourism operator,” Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association said.
06 Apr 2022 11:00
All Travellers Must Test Within First 72-hour Window: Portal
Tourists from Australia arrive in Nadi on April 5, 2022. File Photo: Mereleki Nai

All international travellers to Fiji – including returning residents must undertake a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) at an approved hotel, laboratory, or pharmacy within 48 -72 hours of their arrival.

“They must take themselves to the testing facility, and not expect it to be arranged by the tourism operator,” Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association said.

This, as an online portal which addresses pre-entry requirements for inbound tourists, was launched on Monday.

 

The steps come into effect from April 7.

The portal, https://entrytestfiji.com/, provides a list COVID-19 testing locations across the country, that tourists can go to for COVID-19 test.

Tourism operators are advised to inform guests of the testing facilities within the vicinity.

 

There are two categories of facilities which guests can select from to to get tested – hotel or resort facility, and city/town facility.

Testing facilities identified on the website include Over 40 labs and pharmacies, and over 80 resorts, hotels and tourism operators.

 

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The portal, https://entrytestfiji.com/, provides a list COVID-19 testing locations across the country, that tourists can go to for COVID-19 test.

Fiji’s Entry Conditions
A hour-long webinar for stakeholders was hosted by Tourism Fiji yesterday, to discuss pre-booking of Fiji RAT test.

Through the Fiji Entry portal – guests can pre-book and pay for their Fiji RAT test.

Travellers to Fiji must produce test booking confirmation at the airport check-in to board flights to Fiji.

 

“If you have not booked a test before your arrival at the airport, this can still be done on your mobile device to receive an immediate booking confirmation,” the website said.

BedBank owns the site, which was established under a Government grant.

Travellers are free to choose the service provider for their tests.

 

Failure to take a COVID-19 incountry test will meet with a fine of up to $1000, under the Public Health Act 1935.

Tourism Fiji chief executive officer, Brent Hill, said the Ministry of Health would not have removed the three-night minimum stay for arrivals, if alternatives were not put in place.

 

Feedback: frederica.elbourne@fijisun.com.fj



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