As news on the Coronavirus continues to evolve, we wanted to keep you updated with how it’s impacting Fiji.  The Novel Coronavirus began to affect China late last year and has since spread, impacting a number of other countries. On 31 January the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern. To contain the spread of the virus China has implemented some restrictions on the travel of its citizens, and other countries have also implemented travel restrictions.

As part of the Fijian Government’s ongoing work to contain the global spread of the coronavirus, on Sunday 2 February 2020, the Department of Immigration announced that Fiji’s borders will be closed to all foreign nationals who have been in mainland China within 14 days of their intended travel to Fiji. Similar to newly-instituted policies in Singapore and Australia, no passenger arrivals or transits will be permitted for those falling under these controls, effective immediately and until further notice.

The Department of Immigration also advised that as of 2 February 2020, there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Fiji. Given the global spread of the virus, the government has decided on this measure of extreme precaution in the interest of mitigating the risk of an outbreak of the coronavirus in Fiji.

Tourism Fiji will continue to closely monitor the situation with our partners such as Fiji Airways, FHTA, SOFTA and Government to manage the impact from the disruption. This includes several changes to Fiji Airway’s Hong Kong flights –  click here to see the updated flight schedules.

Also, due to reduced participation from our trade partners as a consequence of the Coronavirus, we have decided to postpone our Singapore & Malaysia Roadshow that was scheduled from 11th -14th February in Singapore.

We are also liaising closely with our Chinese trade partners to keep them informed of the travel advisories that have been put in place by the relevant authorities. Our local team in China have been in touch  daily with agents to provide our assistance and support as required. For the latest media releases and information visit;

It’s been a challenging start to 2020. We will continue to keep you updated on the situation and if there is anything, I or the team at Tourism Fiji can support you with, please contact us:

Matthew Stoeckel

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