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.

Last updated:   01/19/2021

***  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

  • There are no cases of COVID in the community in Fiji. The only cases of COVID in Fiji are from arriving international passengers who tested positive during the mandatory 14-day arrival quarantine process. Limited international flights are available to and from Fiji. Hotels, banks, stores, and domestic transportation are all available. An overnight curfew is enforced nationwide from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly.

 

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Fiji? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
  • The Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services offers COVID testing for 300 FJD per test. Testing is available in Suva at Level 1, Namosi House, Amy Street. The test can also be conducted at Nadi Hospital or Lautoka Hospital.
  • The Ministry of Health will send test results to travelers by return email.
  • For additional information, contact the Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Fiji approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?
  • 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.
  • Information from the CDC regarding COVID-19 vaccination.

 

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? No, with limited exceptions
    • Entry to Fiji is restricted to Fiji citizens and, in some cases, foreign nationals with work or residence permits. Entry is not currently permitted for tourism or temporary visits.
    • All travelers require advance permission from the Government of Fiji prior to travel. To request permission, contact borderrequest@immi.gov.fj.
  • 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 visa extensions for travelers already in Fiji, contact Fiji Immigration.

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? Yes
    • A curfew is enforced nationwide from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No.

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
    • All arriving passengers must quarantine for 14 days on arrival in a Nadi-area hotel. Foreign nationals are required to pay the full cost of quarantine and testing. Travelers will be tested for COVID while in quarantine, and are responsible for the cost of testing.

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
    • A weekly Air New Zealand flight operates between Auckland and Nadi. Occasional additional flights operate depending on demand. Monitor airline websites for updates.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes

Fines for Non-Compliance (if applicable)

  • Police strictly enforce Fiji’s overnight curfew. Violations are punishable by arrest or fine.

Consular Operations

  • All citizen services are offered by appointment. To request an appointment for passport, birth registration, or notary services, email suvaacs@state.gov.
  • Visa services are offered by appointment only. For information, please email suvaniv@state.gov (for nonimmigrant visas) or suvaiv@state.gov (for immigrant visas).

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Last updated:   01/19/2021

***  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. Flights between the United States and French Polynesia continue to operate, and quarantine is not required on arrival. 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 pre-departure 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? No.
  • 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.
  • Information from the CDC regarding COVID-19 vaccination.

 

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • U.S. citizens are allowed to enter French Polynesia with 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? No
    • U.S. citizens are not required to quarantine on arrival.
    • 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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  • Country-Specific Information:
    • Kiribati has no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
    • Kiribati has announced entry restrictions for travelers to Kiribati originating from countries with ongoing local transmission of COVID-19.
    • Please note that travel restrictions are subject to change without notice.
  • Entry and Exit Requirements:
    • Kiribati medical officials issued a travel advisory requiring travelers “from countries with ongoing local transmission of novel coronavirus” – which includes the United States — to spend at least 14 days in a country free of the virus before traveling to Kiribati, and to provide a medical clearance to confirm that they are virus-free.
    • Travelers arriving earlier than the required 14-day waiting period may be subject to quarantine and/or deportation.
  • Quarantine Information:
    • Kiribati medical officials issued a travel advisory requiring travelers “from countries with ongoing local transmission of novel coronavirus” – which includes the United States — to spend at least 14 days in a country free of the virus before traveling to Kiribati, and to provide a medical clearance to confirm that they are virus-free.
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  • Territory-Specific Information:
    • New Caledonia has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
    • Travelers arriving in New Caledonia are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in a hotel chosen by the New Caledonian Government, except passengers arriving from the islands of Wallis and Futuna.
  • Entry and Exit Requirements:
    • Travelers arriving in New Caledonia are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in a hotel chosen by the New Caledonian Government, except passengers arriving from the islands of Wallis and Futuna.
    • Travelers are required to complete a health declaration form on arrival in New Caledonia.
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  • Country-Specific Information:
    • Nauru has no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
    • Nauru has announced entry restrictions for any travelers who have traveled from or through China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Italy, or Iran in the 21 days prior to traveling to Nauru.
    • Nauru has also announced entry restrictions for any travelers with “direct or indirect” involvement with a vessel with a confirmed case of coronavirus, including the Diamond Princess cruise ship (docked in Japan) and the Grand Princess cruise ship (off the coast of California). Exceptions are made for travelers who have undergone medical screening and quarantine of not less than 14 days, and passed a travel history review by the Nauru Health Department.
    • Please note that travel restrictions are subject to change without notice.
  • Entry and Exit Requirements:
    • Nauru has announced entry restrictions for any travelers who have traveled from or through China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Italy, or Iran in the 21 days prior to traveling to Nauru.
    • Nauru has also announced entry restrictions for any travelers with “direct or indirect” involvement with a vessel with a confirmed case of coronavirus, including the Diamond Princess cruise ship (docked in Japan) and the Grand Princess cruise ship (off the coast of California). Exceptions are made for travelers who have undergone medical screening and quarantine not less than 14 days, and passed a travel history review by the Nauru Health Department.
    • Please note that travel restrictions are subject to change without notice.
    • All travelers will be required to complete a health declaration card for presentation to Ministry of Health personnel on arrival and will undergo health screening.
  • Quarantine Information:
  • Travelers suspected of having flu-like symptoms will be quarantined for further assessment until cleared by the Nauru Health Department.

Last updated: 01/22/2021

***  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 specially approved by the Tongan Government are allowed to return on occasional repatriation flights. All travelers arriving into Tonga are required to quarantine for 14 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?
  • 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.
  • Information from the CDC regarding 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 14 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 14 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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  • Country-Specific Information:
    • Tuvalu has no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
    • Tuvalu has announced entry restrictions for travelers who have been in China within 30 days of travel to Tuvalu.
    • Please note that travel restrictions are subject to change without notice.
  • Entry and Exit Requirements:
    • The Government of Tuvalu announced restrictions prohibiting entry to Tuvalu of anyone who has been in China within 30 days of arrival in Tuvalu. This restriction includes entry to seafarers from foreign vessels that have been in China or “a high-risk country” (understood to be countries where coronavirus is present) in the last 30 days.
    • Travelers who have been in a “high-risk country” must obtain a medical clearance three days prior to entering Tuvalu and must remain in a country other than those listed as “high-risk” for at least five days before reentering Tuvalu.
    • Health screening will be conducted at Funafuti airport and seaport, and may also be conducted at Nausori (Fiji) Airport and Tarawa (Kiribati) Airport.
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