Travel to Fiji
Travelling has changed, and you may need to do a little more planning and preparation before take-off. Ensure you check and comply with all airline and government travel requirements before arriving at the airport.
Last updated: 1 January 2022
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All passengers on international flights operated by Qantas are required to be fully vaccinated (some exceptions for children and medical exemptions apply). In accordance with Australian Government guidelines, a traveller is not fully vaccinated unless at least 7 full calendar days have elapsed since the last dose of vaccine in a course of immunisation. Learn more about our vaccination requirements.
Customers with a COVID-19 vaccination medical exemption must submit their documentation to Qantas at least 7 days before your flight. We're not able to process exemptions at the airport on your day of departure. See more on applying for clearance to travel.
This requirement relates to flights operated by Qantas on a Qantas aircraft, including those booked via another airline or third-party travel arranger. If you're travelling on a Qantas codeshare flight which is operated by another airline on their aircraft, you'll need to contact them directly to understand and meet their requirements.
You should always check the vaccination requirements for the country you're travelling to, and comply with the most stringent requirements that apply to your trip.
You'll be required to present proof of vaccination at the airport.
Before booking and before departure, ensure you check the latest FijiOpens external site in a new window and AustralianOpens external site government conditions for travel, including any applicable Australian State Government restrictions and requirements, which may include mandatory travel and health declarations, vaccinations, use of face masks, and immigration and entry requirements (which may include renewing your passport, or applying for a visa), or you could be denied entry.
This information is subject to change and we recommend you check these websites frequently for any updates.
From 1 November 2021, fully vaccinated Australians are eligible for international travel without first seeking a travel exemption to leave Australia. Passengers who do not meet the eligibility requirements must continue to follow the current border processesOpens external site.
The Fijian Government Opens external site in a new windowcurrently allows fully vaccinated passengers to enter Fiji if they are from or have stayed in a Travel Partner countryOpens external site (including Australia) 10 days before travel.
If you're fully vaccinated
Before departure you'll need to:
- Check if your considered fully vaccinatedOpens external site according to Fijian Government guidelinesOpens external site in a new window, which includes travellers 18 years or over completing a course of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before arrival.
- Have evidence of your vaccination status which must show your name as per passport.
- Provide proof of a negative RT-PCR test taken no more than 2 calendar days before departure (for travellers aged 12 years and over).
- Provide confirmed 3-night booking with a Care Fiji Commitment accommodationOpens external site in a new window before boarding your flight, and agree to take a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) 24 hours after you arrive in Fiji at your accommodation.
- Purchase a valid travel insurance policy if you’re a foreign national visiting Fiji. It’s mandatoryOpens external site in a new window that you are covered for COVID-19 related medical expenses in Fiji. You may be asked to show evidence. If you're an Australian or New Zealand resident, Qantas Travel Insurance may be able to provide the cover that is required. Terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply. Consider the PDS and TMD (AU) or Policy Document (NZ) available on our website. Issuer: Pacific International Insurance.
- Download the careFiji appOpens external site in a new window and register your profile to aid contact tracing. You must actively use the app wherever you’re travelling on the islands.
All other passengers
Fiji is only open to fully vaccinated travellersOpens external site in a new window. Only in exceptional circumstances will an exemption be provided at the discretion of the Fijian Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical ServicesOpens external site in a new window.
Unvaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents wishing to travel overseas (apart from some exceptions for children and those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons) are required to apply for a travel exemptionOpens external site to leave Australia and will not be able to travel on a Qantas aircraft.
If you're unable to be vaccinated due to medical reasons or you return a positive pre-departure COVID-19 test result, you may still be able to travel with us in some circumstances:
- You can request a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition that prevents you from being vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine. You'll also be required to show proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test when you check-in. Your pre-departure test must be taken no more than 3 days prior to departure, or as per the government guidelines of the destination country.
- If you've previously had a COVID-19 infection, you may be able to apply for medical clearance based on a past positive infection, provided you're no longer infectious and don’t have any symptoms. Check the government requirements to see if they permit exceptions for past positive infections, for any countries you're travelling to or transiting through, before submitting your request to us.
We're not able to process any COVID-19 vaccination exemptions or medical clearances at the airport on your day of departure, therefore you'll need to ensure you submit your request at least seven days in advance. Otherwise you may not be able to board your flight.
See more information on COVID-19 vaccination exemptions and past positive medical clearance.
Keep up to date with the latest requirements
It’s important to continue to check the relevant government websites for the latest travel requirements, as these may change closer to your departure date and more information may become available.
Inflight and airport services
Find out about any changes to your airport and inflight experience.
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