Health Alert for Fiji – COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Suva, Fiji (April 6, 2020)

Location:  Fiji

Event:  The Fiji Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Fiji.

The Government of Fiji has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Fiji authorities have announced a nationwide curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.. A quarantine has been implemented around the Greater Suva area. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Visit the website of the Fiji Ministry of Health for additional information on these new measures.

Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  Fiji Airways has announced the suspension of scheduled flights, and the Fiji Government has announced the closure of Nadi Airport for scheduled flights. The U.S. Embassy continues working to arrange a flight option for citizens seeking to depart Fiji. If you have not already contacted us, please email suvaacs@state.gov if you would be interested in flying from Fiji to the United States.

Fiji Airways is seeking to measure interest of the number of people wishing to travel from Nadi to Los Angeles. If you are interested in traveling, please complete the online form available at https://www.fijiairways.com/en-us/flight-information/travel-alerts/. If you have already registered interest with Fiji Airways, please monitor your phone and email for possible updates.

The government has implemented quarantines around the cities of Suva, Lautoka, and Nabua Settlement. The government will lift the quarantine for Lautoka tomorrow except for one particular confined area. The government will announce that area tomorrow. Transportation to or from these areas, and public services including schools and government offices may be closed.  Private companies – including hotels, apartment buildings, or supermarkets – have closed, restricted access, or mandated temperature checks, limiting access to goods and services. Fiji authorities may announce quarantines in other areas on short notice as conditions change. Visit the local government COVID-19 website for updated information.

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