COVID-19 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Prior to Travel

Yes, you will need to provide a NEGATIVE COVID-19 RT-RCP or Cepheid GeneExpert (Xpert Express SARS-CoV-2 test) for a nasopharyngeal sample taken not more than 72 hours before departure, following which approval will be granted to depart for Fiji. Turtle Island can assist with an approved testing location in Los Angeles.

For the latest information on Covid-Safe Travel to Fiji, please visit https://www.fiji.travel/faq

Turtle Island have an approved Covid-19 test facility in Los Angeles. Your personal Travel Advisor can provide you with further information or please contact your local medical professional.

For the latest information on Covid-Safe Travel to Fiji, please visit https://www.fiji.travel/faq

You need to get tested within 3 days (72 hours) before your flight — make sure to have actual results (not pending results) prior to traveling.

If you use Turtle Island’s approved Covid-19 test facility in Los Angeles, you will receive your test result within 24 hours. Other test facilities may take between 48 and 72 hours to provide results.

Unfortunately, if your Covid-19 test is positive, you will not be able to travel to Fiji. You should immediately isolate yourself, and follow public health recommendations.

For the latest information on Covid-Safe Travel to Fiji, please visit https://www.fiji.travel/faq

You don’t need a Doctors certificate, but you do need to provide a negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours of arrival into Fiji.

For the latest information on Covid-Safe Travel to Fiji, please visit https://www.fiji.travel/faq

It’s not mandatory, however it would be worth minimising any contact with people between 14 and 7 days prior to your departure. Should you contract Covid-19, you will not be allowed to travel to Fiji.

For the latest information on Covid-Safe Travel to Fiji, please visit https://www.fiji.travel/faq

Each insurance policy is different, please speak to your insurance provider to discuss your level of cover.

For the latest information on Covid-Safe Travel to Fiji, please visit https://www.fiji.travel/faq

Assuming you do not contract Covid-19 from the person and you provide a negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours of arrival into Fiji, you can still travel. You should minimize contact with people 14 days prior to departure to minimize any risk of cancellation.

For the latest information on Covid-Safe Travel to Fiji, please visit https://www.fiji.travel/faq

You should follow up with your GP or Medical Professional if you have any pre-existing conditions prior to any travel.

For the latest information on Covid-Safe Travel to Fiji, please visit https://www.fiji.travel/faq

Travelling to Fiji

Due to the nature of close proximity in airports and aircraft, there is a possible higher risk of transmission. You can reduce the risk of transmission by wearing face masks and regularly cleaning your hands.

For the latest information on Covid-Safe Travel to Fiji, please visit https://www.fiji.travel/faq

This comes down to each individual airline. The CDC strongly advises the use of face masks on planes. If you are flying with Fiji Airways, you will be required to wear a face mask for the duration of your flight. You should pack at least 2 masks per person, per flight.

For the latest information on Covid-Safe Travel to Fiji, please visit https://www.fiji.travel/faq

Fiji Airways have gone to extensive measures to keep you safe during the pandemic. Details can be found via this URL https://www.fijiairways.com/en-gb/flights-travel-ready-

Or for the latest general information on Covid-Safe Travel to Fiji, please visit https://www.fiji.travel/faq

In your hand luggage, pack a minimum of 2 face masks per person per flight, disinfectant wipes and a small bottle of hand santizer (no larger than 100ml).

For the latest information on Covid-Safe Travel to Fiji, please visit https://www.fiji.travel/faq

Your Stay on Turtle Island

You are not required to wear a face on the island.

For the latest information on Covid-Safe Travel to Fiji, please visit https://www.fiji.travel/faq

Families are welcome on the Island during our select Family Times.

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Yes, there will be hand sanitizer in all villas plus various points around the island.

For the latest information on Covid-Safe Travel to Fiji, please visit https://www.fiji.travel/faq

General Fiji Questions

Yes, Fiji has a contact tracing app. All travelers arriving into Fiji are required to download the app.

You can download the careFIJI app prior to your arrival here:

https://carefiji.digitalfiji.gov.fj/

From December 01, 2021, tourists visiting Fiji will not need to enter quarantine. However, guests are requested to socially distance until their negative rapid Covid-19 test taken 48hrs after their arrival into Fiji.

For the latest information on Covid-Safe Travel to Fiji, please visit https://www.fiji.travel/faq

Fiji has a good network of health facilities (health centers and hospitals). The nearest hospitals to Turtle Island is either Nadi or Lautoka (both approximately 25 minutes in helicopter).

For the latest information on Covid-Safe Travel to Fiji, please visit https://www.fiji.travel/faq

In the event a Turtle island guest receives a positive test result, even though they are vaccinated and symptoms are likely to be asymptomatic or mild, the Fiji Government requires them to be isolated for a minimum of 10 days.

We have put measures in place to ensure anyone who tests positive has a comfortable and spacious environment to facilitate their quarantine period (either on or off the Island), however, guests are liable for additional fees over and above their prepaid accommodation, transportation including change fees and medical expenses as a result of Covid-19. For peace of mind, everyone traveling to Fiji and Turtle Island is now required comprehensive travel insurance.

For the latest information on Covid-Safe Travel to Fiji, please visit https://www.fiji.travel/faq

Going Back Home to The US

Yes, you do need a test to enter the United States when you fly from Fiji.

On January 12, 2021, CDC issued an Order requiring all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country to get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to present the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. This Order will go into effect at 12:01am EST (5:01am GMT) on January 26, 2021

This Order applies to all air passengers, 2 years of age or older, traveling into the US, including US citizens and legal permanent residents.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

You currently do not need to quarantine on entry to the United States providing you fly directly from Fiji. However, you should continue to take steps to protect others from getting sick. Wear a mask when outside your home, stay at least 6 feet from people who are not from your household, wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer, and watch your health for signs of illness.

Source: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/covid-1/coronavirus-fiji

Fully vaccinated people do not need to self isolate on entry to the United States providing you fly directly from Fiji.

Source: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/covid-1/coronavirus-fiji

For more information on keeping safe after your vacation, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html