COVID-19 Information

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Please click the specific country below  for more information about COVID-19, the impact of the virus in that country, the host government’s responses and any travel restrictions.

COVID-19 Information

Last Updated:  November 2, 2021

United States-Specific Information

On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit us.  Effective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to the United States on an immigrant visa) airline passengers traveling to the United States, must demonstrate proof of vaccination as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Order prior to boarding a U.S. bound aircraft. More details regarding what constitutes full vaccination are available on this page of the CDC website.

Fully vaccinated travelers will continue to be required to show a pre-departure negative test taken within three (3) days of travel to the United States prior to boarding.  This applies to all travelers – U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and foreign nationals.  To further strengthen protections, unvaccinated travelers – whether U.S. citizens, LPRs, or the small number of excepted unvaccinated foreign nationals – will now need to test within one (1) day of departure.  Additional information may be found on CDC’s website.

Passengers will need to show their vaccination status, and airlines will need to:

  • Match the name and date of birth to confirm the passenger is the same person reflected on the proof of vaccination.
  • Determine that the record was issued by an official source (e.g., public health agency, government agency) in the country where the vaccine was given.
  • Review the essential information for determining if the passenger meets CDC’s definition for fully vaccinated such as vaccine product, number of vaccine doses received, date(s) of administration, site (e.g., vaccination clinic, healthcare facility) of vaccination.

Airlines must deny boarding to passengers who do not meet these requirements or those who test positive for COVID-19.

For additional information or if you have specific questions, please contact your airline and visit the CDC’s website.

Fiji-Specific Information

Reconsider travel to Fiji due to COVID-19-related restrictions.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3  Travel Health Notice for Fiji due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country. There are restrictions in place affecting U.S. citizen entry into Fiji. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

On October 10, Fiji Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama announced that certain COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.  Visitors to Fiji and Fijian citizens are required to quarantine for up to three days.  The government also eased some social distancing rules, but mask-wearing rules remain in effect.  Due to the COVID-19 situation, routine and emergency medical services may not be available at the time of need.   Containment zone restrictions have been lifted on Viti Levu, but remain in effect for other islands. There is nationwide curfew from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Fiji Airways has resumed regularly scheduled flights to the United States.  U.S. citizens, LPRs, and valid visa holders wishing to travel to the United States can contact the airline directly:  www.fijiairways.com

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Fiji? Yes
  • Are the tests available within 72 hours? Yes

Fiji Airways has reserved pre-departure COVID-19 testing slots for all approved passengers at private clinics in Nadi, Suva, Lautoka and Ba.  To schedule an appointment for pre-departure COVID-19 testing, please contact Zen’s Medical Centre at pcrtesting@zensmedical.com, or via telephone at +679 914-0523.  To test at these clinics, we recommend travelers reach out to the clinic as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.

Be advised, the U.S. pre-departure testing requirement states that the test must be taken within 3 days of travel.  Be sure to allow sufficient time for processing, as test results typically take 24-48 hours.  If you do not have a negative COVID test (or approved exemption) prior to the date of travel, you will not be allowed to board the aircraft.  All passengers are responsible to make their own testing arrangements; the U.S. Embassy will not schedule the testing appointment for you.  Please take your passport as identification with you to the clinic.  Further information regarding cost of the test is available directly from the clinic.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

  • Has the government of Fiji approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Fiji for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • Which vaccines are available in Fiji? AstraZeneca 
  • For information on obtaining a vaccine in Fiji visit:  https://vra.digitalfiji.gov.fj//
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to U.S. citizens overseas.

Actions to Take:

  • Follow directions of local officials and monitor local media for updates.
  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
  • Visit the COVID-19 page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
  • Check with your airlines or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Fiji.

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Last updated:   04/09/2021

***Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information

  • COVID is present in French Polynesia.
  • Local authorities have announced that travelers will not be allowed to enter French Polynesia for tourism beginning February 3. Starting then, only those traveling for compelling personal or family reasons, urgent health reasons, or urgent business reasons will be admitted.
  • Local authorities enforce an overnight curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. Travelers are expected to wear a mask when in public.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in French Polynesia? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
  • U.S. citizens can obtain predeparture COVID tests for a fee at several locations:
  • Papeete: Louis Malarde Institute (rue des Poilus Tahitiens and of rue du 5 mars 1797, Papeete). Cost is 17100 XPF for RT-PCR testing.
  • Pirae: Nahoata’s Laboratory (avenue Pomare and rue Tuterai tane, Pirae; phone 40 54 33 33). Cost is 16074 XPF for RT-PCR testing.
  • Punaauia: Tamanu’s Laboratory (Tamanu Shopping Center, Punaauia; phone 40 42 94 00). Cost is 16074 XPF for RT-PCR testing.
  • Moorea: Moorea Laboratory (PK 3.5 Mountainside, Tiaia, Maherepa; phone 40 55 05 85). Cost is 16074 XPF for RT-PCR testing.
  • Further locations on other islands will be announced in coming weeks.
  • Labs will provide travelers with test results through a secure online results website.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of French Polynesia approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in French Polynesia for U.S. citizens to receive? No
  • Which vaccines are available in French Polynesia? Pfizer/BioNTech
  • For information about vaccination in French Polynesia, please visit the French Polynesia vaccination website (in French).
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? No, except in limited circumstances
  • Starting February 3, French Polynesia will not allow entry for tourism.
  • Travelers allowed entry will need to provide proof of a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test carried out within three days prior to departure on the French Polynesia-bound flight.
  • U.S. citizens must complete a French Polynesia online health questionnaire before traveling, and present the authorization receipt along with test results at flight check-in.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
  • U.S. citizens may enter French Polynesia with proof of a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test carried out within three days prior to departure of the French Polynesia-bound flight.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? Yes
  • Police enforce an overnight curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
  • Starting February 9, arriving passengers will be required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival at the traveler’s expense.
  • Travelers are required to self-test for COVID four days after arrival in French Polynesia. Information about testing is given to passengers on arrival in Papeete.

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes

Fines for Non-Compliance (if applicable)

  • Travelers who violate curfew or other health regulations can be fined.

Consular Operations

  • The U.S. Consular Agency in Papeete, French Polynesia offers passport, birth registration and notary services for French Polynesia. For more information, please call the Consular Agency at +68989700160 or +12027807683, or email usconsul@mail.pf.
  • Visa services for French Polynesia are offered through the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji. For further information, please contact suvaniv@state.gov (for nonimmigrant visas) or suvaiv@state.gov (for immigrant visas).
  • Please note that the Consular Agency in French Polynesia cannot issue visas or assist with visa-related inquiries.

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Last updated:   04/09/2021

***Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information

  • Kiribati is COVID-free. Entry to the country is restricted, and few commercial flights continue to operate. Predeparture COVID testing is available in Tarawa.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Kiribati? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
  • COVID tests are available at the main hospital in Tarawa. The cost of the test is 150 AUD, and results will be available approximately 24 hours later.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Kiribati approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Kiribati for U.S. citizens to receive? No
  • Which vaccines are available in Kiribati? Oxford-AstraZeneca
  • For information about vaccination in Kiribati, contact the Kiribati Ministry of Health and Medical Services..
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes, but entry is restricted
  • Entry to Kiribati is highly restricted. For information on current COVID entry restrictions for Kiribati, please contact the Kiribati Ministry of Health and Medical Services.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
  • For information on current COVID entry restrictions for Kiribati, please contact the Kiribati Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
  • Entry to Kiribati is currently restricted. All arriving travelers are required to quarantine. For information on current COVID entry restrictions for Kiribati, please contact the Kiribati Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? No
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes

Fines for Non-Compliance (if applicable)

  • Violations of Kiribati COVID regulations could result in a fine.

Consular Operations

  • U.S. citizen services for Kiribati are offered by the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji. For additional information, please email suvaacs@state.gov.
  • Visa services for Kiribati are offered by the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji. For additional information about nonimmigrant visas, please email suvaniv@state.gov. For immigrant visas, please email suvaiv@state.gov.

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Last updated:   01/27/2021

***Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information

  • COVID cases have been detected in New Caledonia in the last year. Travel to New Caledonia is restricted, and all arriving passengers are required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival. Predeparture COVID testing is available from Médipôle Hospital in Noumea. Departure flight options are limited and, for travelers bound for the United States, require transit through a third country.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in New Caledonia? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
  • COVID PCR testing is available at Médipôle, the main hospital, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost of the test is 10500 XPF per person, and can be paid by cash, credit card, or check. Results will be available in approximately 24 hours. To make an appointment, contact the hospital by phone at 20 99 76 or by email at covid19@cht.nc.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of New Caledonia approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in New Caledonia for U.S. citizens to receive? No
  • Which vaccines are available in New Caledonia? Pfizer/BioNTech
  • For information about vaccination in New Caledonia, please visit the New Caledonia vaccination website (in French).
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? No, with limited exceptions.
  • Entry to New Caledonia is currently limited to French passport holders and others who are sponsored by a company or government agency for specific reasons.
  • For additional information, email the Police aux Frontieres (PAF) at dpaf-noumea@interieur.gouv.fr.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
  • For information about visa extensions for travelers already in New Caledonia, contact the Bureau des Etrangers et de la Nationalite at etrangers@nouvelle-caledonie.gouv.fr.

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
  • All arriving international passengers are required to quarantine for 14 days.

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes

Fines for Non-Compliance (if applicable)

  • Fines can be levied for violations of COVID-related regulations.

Consular Operations

  • Citizen services for New Caledonia are provided by the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji. For additional information, please email suvaacs@state.gov.
  • Visa services for New Caledonia are provided by the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji. For information on nonimmigrant visas, please email suvaniv@state.gov. For information on immigrant visas, please email suvaiv@state.gov.

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Last updated:   04/09/2021

***Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information

  • Nauru is COVID-free. A biweekly flight between Nauru and Brisbane, Australia continues to operate. All travelers to Nauru require prior approval from the Government of Nauru.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Nauru? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Nauru approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Nauru for U.S. citizens to receive? No
  • Which vaccines are available in Nauru? Oxford-AstraZeneca
  • For information about vaccination in Nauru, contact Nauru RON Hospital.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
  • All travelers require prior approval from the Government of Nauru.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
  • Travelers are required to obtain a negative PCR test result within three calendar days prior to travel to Nauru.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
  • Prior to travel, travelers to Nauru are required to have spent a minimum of 14 days in a country identified by Nauru officials. As of November 2020, these countries included Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji.
  • On arrival in Nauru, travelers are required to quarantine in a Nauru-designated facility.

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • A flight between Nauru and Australia operates every two weeks.
  • Is public transportation operating? No

Fines for Non-Compliance (if applicable)

  • Failure to comply with Nauru COVID regulations can result in a fine.

Consular Operations

  • Services for U.S. citizens in Nauru are offered by the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji. For further information, please email suvaacs@state.gov.
  • Visa services for Nauru are offered by the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji. For questions about non-immigrant visas, please email suvaniv@state.gov. For immigrant visas, please email suvaiv@state.gov.

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Last updated: 04/09/2021

*** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information

  • Tonga is COVID-free. Entry to Tonga is severely restricted, and only travelers specifically approved by the Tongan Government are allowed to return on periodic repatriation flights. All travelers arriving into Tonga are required to quarantine on arrival in Tonga for 21 days.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Tonga? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
  • PCR tests for COVID are offered at Vaiola Hospital in Nukualofa. The cost is 350 paanga, and results are available within a day. To schedule a test, call Dr. Joseph Takai or Dr. Anaseini Ngauamo at 740 0200 five days prior to departure.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Tonga approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Tonga for U.S. citizens to receive? No
  • Which vaccines are available in Tonga? Oxford-AstraZeneca
  • For information about vaccination in Tonga, please visit the website of the Tonga Ministry of Health.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? No, except in special circumstances.
  • Travel to Tonga is currently allowed only on specially-arranged repatriation flights, and demand exceeds available seats. All travelers who travel to Tonga are required to quarantine for 21 days on arrival.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? Yes
  • Tonga enforces an overnight curfew from midnight to 5 a.m. daily.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
  • Travel to Tonga is currently allowed only on specially-arranged repatriation flights, and demand far exceeds available seats. All travelers who travel to Tonga are required to quarantine for 21 days on arrival.

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Limited commercial flights are offered to depart Tonga to Auckland, New Zealand. Entry to Tonga is only available on special repatriation flights with permission from the Government of Tonga.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes

Fines for Non-Compliance (if applicable)

  • Violations of COVID regulations can result in fines.

Consular Operations

  • Citizen services for Tonga are offered by the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji. For further information, please email suvaacs@state.gov.
  • Visa services for Tonga are offered by the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji. For questions about nonimmigrant visas, please email suvaniv@state.gov. For immigrant visas, please email suvaiv@state.gov.

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Last updated:   04/09/2021

***Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information

  • Tuvalu is COVID-free. Most commercial flights to and from Tuvalu have been suspended, but several small repatriation flights have operated in recent months. COVID testing is available at Princess Margaret Hospital in Funafuti.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Tuvalu? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
  • COVID tests are available at Princess Margaret Hospital in Funafuti. There is currently no cost for testing. To schedule a test, please contact the Minister of Health at +688 20416 or the Director for Health at +688 20480.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Tuvalu approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Tuvalu for U.S. citizens to receive? No
  • Which vaccines are available in Tuvalu? Oxford-AstraZeneca
  • For information about vaccination in Tuvalu, contact the Tuvalu Ministry of Health.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? No
  • Scheduled commercial flights to and from Tuvalu have been suspended since mid-2020.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? No
  • Commercial flights have been suspended since mid-2020. Occasional repatriation flights have operated since scheduled commercial flights were suspended.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes

Fines for Non-Compliance (if applicable)

  • Travelers violating Tuvalu’s COVID regulations may be fined.

Consular Operations

  • Services for U.S. citizens in Tuvalu are provided by the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji. For more information, please email suvaacs@state.gov.
  • Visa services for Tuvalu are provided by the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji. For information on nonimmigrant visas, please email suvaniv@state.gov. For immigrant visas, please email suvaiv@state.gov.

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