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Lifting Of Three-Day Quarantine Please Visitors, Locals Returning

Babi Cook of Australian is happy that the quarantine requirement of a minimum three-night stay at a Care Fiji Commitment (CFC) registered hotel is lifted.
13 Apr 2022 13:09
Lifting Of Three-Day Quarantine Please Visitors, Locals Returning
Prasneel Kumar (right), with his mother Shashi Lata, at the Nadi International Airport. Photo: Mereleki Nai

Babi Cook of Australian is happy that the quarantine requirement of a minimum three-night stay at a Care Fiji Com­mitment (CFC) registered hotel is lifted.

Ms Cook and her daughter Tarah, arrived here last Friday for a 10-day stay and will spend most of their Easter holidays with their Fijian family in Maqalevu Village, Nadi.

The lifting of the restrictions is now effective following the Govern­ment’s 2021-2022 Revised Budget announcement last month in Par­liament.

“We were so excited to meet our Fijian family here at the airport upon arrival. The ease of restric­tions will enable us to spend more time here with our Fijian family,” Ms Cook said.

Michael Cook, who came with his siblings to greet their Australian family at the airport, said it was a rewarding experience to wait at the airport for their families.

During the restriction period, families here had to wait at home for their visiting loved ones, after completing the required three-day quarantine.

Standing at the back (from left) are Tara Cook, Babi Cook, Michael Cook and Max Cook. In the front is Mackenzie Cook at the Nadi International Airport arrival lounge. Photo: Mereleki Nai

Standing at the back (from left) are Tara Cook, Babi Cook, Michael Cook and Max Cook. In the front is Mackenzie Cook at the Nadi International Airport arrival lounge.
Photo: Mereleki Nai

Prasneel Kumar, who was at the arrival lounge to greet his mother, Shashi Lata, said: “My mother has been away studying in Australia for months. When I heard that the protocols were lifted, I just couldn’t wait to travel from Suva and meet my mother here.”

Meanwhile, Ms Lata had no idea that Fiji had lifted its restrictions, but she was pleased to meet her son at the airport.

Multi Property vice president Neeraj Chadha praised the lift­ing of the three-day quarantine requirement, saying it was a good move.

“It will only make it easier for guests to travel in peace. The mes­sage is clear: when you come to Fiji, you have hassle-free and contain­ment-free travel,” he said.

Lillie rates Fiji as a favourite school holiday destination

Fiji is one of many favourite school holiday destinations for Lil­lie Roberts.

This week, visitors from Austral­ia flooded the Nadi International Airport. Parents and their chil­dren, who spoke with the Fiji Sun, expressed their excitement about coming to Fiji to spend their holi­days.

For 17-year-old Lillie, her last holi­day visit here was in 2019.

“It is good to be back here. Fiji is one of my favorite’s school holiday destinations and I enjoy coming here with my family,” he said.

Her mother, Danielle Roberts, said they would spend a one-week holi­day here.

“We excited to be back here in Fiji. After the travel ban had been lifted, we couldn’t wait to arrange for our holidays here in Fiji,” she said.

“We are also grateful to be told that the three-night stay at Care Fiji Commitment (CFC) Certified hotel for quarantine purposes has been lifted.

“So, it is going to be an exciting holiday for us visiting our favourite places in Fiji,” she added.

The Tionville siblings, who are here too with their parents, are looking forward to an exciting Fi­jian holiday experience.

Meanwhile, Fiji Airways execu­tive manager operations control, Shalendra Maharaj, said he could see the confidence of tourists com­ing back to enjoy their holidays in Fiji after the lifting of three-day ho­tel isolation was announced.

Feedback: mereleki.nai@fijisun.com.fj 



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