Castaway Island normal supervisor Steven Andrews says the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions will see one other spike in vacationer arrivals from lengthy haul markets primarily the North American and European markets.
He shared the announcement by Commerce Minister Mania Kamikamica that vacationers to Fiji would now not be required to supply proof of COVID-19 vaccination and journey insurance coverage was welcome information for the tourism sector.
“I’m of the opinion that in consideration of very excessive vaccination share of the Fiji inhabitants and around the globe and the very minimal numbers of any critical COVID circumstances in Fiji, it’s well timed and an awesome resolution,” Mr Andrews stated.
“That is the market that we want to additionally see development from because it permits us to not be too reliant on simply the Australia and New Zealand market.”
Mr Andrews stated authorities’s resolution was well timed and this was an ideal time to carry restrictions knwing too nicely its consequence on the tourism sector. He has additionally known as on vacationers to benefit from this chance to go to Fiji.
“Nevertheless, please do be thoughtful that in the event you do have COVID signs previous to leaving your counties please do a COVID check and take into account suspending the vacation in case you are optimistic.
“Effectively carried out to the Fiji Authorities for making this decisive resolution.”
Mr Kamikamica additionally talked about within the assertion that border authorities would proceed to evaluation border well being measures and keep group surveillance for early warning of future threats whereas fostering socio-economic restoration.