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$1000 Spot Fine For Failure To Comply With Fiji’s Arrival Testing Procedure

Travellers who fail to comply with arrival testing require­ments once in Fiji will be penalised. This will include a spot fine of $1000.
13 Apr 2022 12:31
$1000 Spot Fine For Failure To Comply With Fiji’s Arrival Testing Procedure
Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Dr. James Fong shows the proper way of wearing the mask on April 22, 2021. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Travellers who fail to comply with arrival testing require­ments once in Fiji will be penalised. This will include a spot fine of $1000.

This warning by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MOHMS) follows the lifting of all quarantine measures for incoming travellers as of April 7.

Permanent Secretary Dr James Fong, while reiterating the state­ment, said travellers 12 years and above must produce proof of a pre-booked and pre-paid rapid antigen test to be administered in Fiji after 48 hours, but before 72 hours of ar­rival in Fiji.

This, he said, was a travelling re­quirement to Fiji.

“Our border protection will be mediated by the fact that travellers are vaccinated, have a negative pre-departure test and will be tested in-country by a rapid antigen test,” Dr Fong said.

“Booking for tests could be made through this link: https://entrytest­fiji.com (see QR code)

see QR code

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“As such the onus is now, more firmly on every individual to keep themselves safe with the measures that are available and known to be effective.

“We leave it to you to assess your own level of risk and decide to continue to take measures such as masking and social distancing.

“For example, we know wearing a mask in public will lower your risk of getting infected, and it is now an individual’s choice that is recom­mended by the ministry.”

He added that the lifting of mask­ing and other mandates, and eas­ing of travel restrictions, was not a sign that the risk of outbreak and resurgence of COVID-19 was over.

“It is only a reflection of MOHMS ‘appreciation that all that can be done to engage the community to live safely with the risk of COV­ID-19 has been done,” he said

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