Fiji Airways, Fiji’s national airline, has announced that flights to the South Pacific paradise will officially resume for fully vaccinated international travellers from 1st December 2021, with the first commercial flight from the United States to Fiji since March 2020 scheduled to depart Los Angeles and San Francisco on November 30th, arriving in Fiji (Nadi) 2nd December.
From 30th November, Fiji Airways will launch daily flights from Los Angeles to Fiji (Nadi) utilising its brand new Airbus A350-900 aircraft, five flights a week from San Francisco on its A330 aircraft, and two flights a week from Honolulu utilising it Boeing 737 MAX.
The Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama announced the travel framework which would allow Fiji to reopen its borders to tourists from 1st December after more than 20 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All arriving travellers must be fully vaccinated, present evidence of a 72-hour negative RT-PCR test prior to boarding, and complete an additional rapid test at their pre-booked resort or hotel upon arrival before commencing their holiday quarantine free.
Fiji Airways Managing Director & CEO Andre Viljoen said: “After almost two years of no tourism, we cannot wait to welcome back international travellers from 1st December and greet them with our famous Fijian hospitality.
“We can finally give our American friends a big bula welcome onboard our aircraft and safely transport them to a well-deserved vacation in paradise.”
“We fully support the health protocols and travel framework laid out by the Fijian Government for safety of Fijians and visitors alike.
“In addition to the measures announced, we have our Travel Ready programme to safeguard the wellbeing of staff and customers, which includes mask-wearing at all appropriate times on board our aircraft and at the airport.”
“Fiji is a pioneer of COVID-safe international travel; our entire working population is on track to be fully vaccinated by November and we are the only airline in the Australia-Pacific region to achieve a Skytrax 5-Star COVID Safety rating as well as the highest Hospital Grade “Diamond” certification by APEX Health and Safety powered by Simpliflying”.
Fiji Airways will adjust its planned schedules accordingly if certain states or destinations remain closed for international travel on 1st December