Filter for Fiji Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-10 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The country’s ’Love the Local’ campaign has been a big boost in domestic tourism, with resorts in some cases halving their prices to accommodate the local market.
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2020-07-07 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
the Fijian government announced a ‘PayNowStayLater’ digital platform that would provide a room at a future date in exchange for cash today.
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2020-07-06 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
schools reopened on 6 July
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2020-06-30 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Fiji’s government has extended the closure of schools in the country to 30 June
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2020-06-30 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Churches have reopened
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2020-06-30 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Schools have reopened. Senior school students will return to classrooms on 30 June, with other students to follow on 6 July.
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2020-06-22 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
In an effort to chart a course out of the Covid-19 economic downturn, the government is also seeking to establish "blue lanes" for pleasure sailing craft, including super yachts. Cruise ships are still banned.
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2020-06-22 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Bula Bubble’ touted by Fiji PM
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2020-06-20 Out Socio-economic measures: Curfews
The curfew has been shortened, beginning at 11pm and ending at 4am.
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2020-06-20 Out Socio-economic measures: Limit public gatherings
Public gatherings of up to 100 people are now permitted.
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2020-06-09 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Fiji has declared itself covid-19 free. A curfew remains in place between 10pm and 5am
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2020-05-29 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Fiji Covid-19 patient charged with breaching quarantine orders
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2020-05-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Fiji Airways has secured more than $US200 million from the government to help steer the company through the Covid-19 crisis.
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2020-05-26 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Fiji Airways has secured more than $US200 million from the government to help steer the company through the Covid-19 crisis.
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2020-05-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Nearly 800 Fiji Airways staff laid off
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2020-05-19 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Smaller islands states need help to address Covid-19 and climate - Fiji
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2020-05-19 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Fiji High Court ruling regarding curfew overturned
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2020-05-15 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Covid-19 restrictions to remain in full effect despite almost a month without a new case
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2020-05-15 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
The nationwide curfew will remain in effect from 10 pm until 5 am every day.
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2020-05-15 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Social gatherings must be limited to 20 people or fewer
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2020-05-15 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Gyms, nightclubs, cinemas and swimming pools will remain closed, as will houses of worship. Contact sports are still not allowed to be played.
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2020-05-15 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Our schools will remain closed as well until the 12th of June 2020
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2020-05-15 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Fiji High Court judge throws out fines for breaching Covid-19 measures
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2020-05-12 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Fiji’s first Covid-19 patient questioned by police
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2020-05-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
THE Fiji National University has waived all its penalties on the late payment of fees for 2020
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2020-05-09 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Fiji Airways Extends Flight Suspensions To End Of June
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2020-05-04 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Fiji received around $270,000 worth of medical equipment from the Chinese government to help protect those at the frontline battling COVID-19.
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2020-05-04 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Fiji Airways will resume domestic services from next week, as inter-island travel restrictions are lifted.
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2020-04-28 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
FNPF quarantines manual applications to safeguard employees
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2020-04-28 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
The University of Fiji has announced it will reopen from April 28, 2020. However, students will resume classes from Monday, May 4, 2020.
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2020-04-27 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
traveling restrictions between inter-island travel lifted
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2020-04-27 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Covid-19 stakes higher than rugby - Fiji PM
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2020-04-24 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Fiji hospital staff investigated for Covid-19 breaches
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2020-04-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
China donates $300,000 to help Fiji prepare, prevent and control COVID-19 pandemic.
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2020-04-23 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Fiji employers investigated for not helping workers access wage relief
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2020-04-22 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Fiji introduces hospital visit restrictions. Only two visitors a day will be allowed to see a patient, and the visitation window is for an hour. the ban on visits to isolation wards and facilities will remain.
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2020-04-22 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
visitors can enter the hospital but one at a time and they will undergo a health-check prior to the visits. the ban on visits to isolation wards and facilities will remain.
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2020-04-22 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Fijian students from Kindergarten to Year 13 will now be able to access educational programs through a new free-to-air Education Channel on Walesi.
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2020-04-22 In Public health measures: Testing policy
all health providers in Fiji to cease offering IgM/IgG rapid tests for the diagnosis of COVID-19. These tests are based on the detection of antibodies and/or antigens and they are not reliable for the acute diagnosis of COVID-19.
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2020-04-21 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
The Ministry is deploying mobile fever clinic teams to Lami from tomorrow- Tuesday April 21. The teams will visit homes from Delainavesi to Wailekutu.
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Fiji Government will cover accommodation costs for repatriated in28 days quarantine. Anyone coming into the country through the Nadi International Airport is taken to designated hotels for a 28-day quarantine period straight from the airport under the strict supervision of the health officials,"
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2020-04-16 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Fiji declares second State of Natural Disaster as Covid-19 cases increase
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
government would expand the screening to Nadi, Ba, Tavua, Rakiraki, Labasa, Savusavu, Sigatoka and Korovou.
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Health Minister said the mobile fever clinics would be rolled out to other parts of the country
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2020-04-16 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
ban on inter-island travel by air and sea will remain in effect
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Testing policy
government had widened its testing to all close contacts of every confirmed case regardless of whether they were displaying symptoms.
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
extend its quarantine period from 14 days to 28 days. Mr Bainimarama said this included anyone newly-quarantined and to those who were waiting out their initial 14-day period.
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2020-04-16 Out Lockdown: Full lockdown
the Suva lockdown is lifting, every other life-saving directive in place will remain in place. The nationwide curfew remains in effect
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Suva lockdown to continue until Covid-19 screening targets are met
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2020-04-16 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Schools would not open until 15 June.
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2020-04-16 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
The Vunicagi Settlement between Nabowalu and Labasa will be locked down for the next 28 days."The settlement lies along a short stretch of vital highway which vehicles will still be allowed to traverse under 24/7 police monitoring, as no alternate routes into Labasa exist. However, no passengers will be allowed to disembark or embark: No one in and no one out," the prime minister stated.
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2020-04-16 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
The lockdown of the Soasoa settlement was also being extended another 14 days.
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2020-04-16 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Nabua settlement will remain locked down for an additional 14 days
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Fiji Health Minister warns that Covid-19 screening is compulsory
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2020-04-12 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Local media report police have begun using dog units to help enforce the curfew.
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2020-04-10 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
TC Harold - more than 6000 people sheltering in 197 evacuation centres across the country. Health officials had visited the centres to check on the evacuees and ensure sanitation and social-distancing were observed.
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2020-04-10 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
TC Harold - Fiji’s PM says nation has been ’dealt two body blows’ "This storm must not compromise our coronavirus containment efforts, lest we risk damage far more painful than the aftermath of any cyclone."
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2020-04-10 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
There were 32 fever clinics across the country and Dr Tudravu urged people suffering flu-like symptoms to visit these clinics.
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2020-04-10 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Easter services have been cancelled in Fiji although some churches were streaming their services online.
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2020-04-09 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
TC Harold - The restriction of movement has been eased with businesses open but the government said Covid-19 restrictions and the curfew which starts at 8pm tonight, remained in force.
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2020-04-09 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
TC Harold - The National Disaster Management Office had activated more than 80 evacuation centres across the country with almost 2000 people sheltered there. NDMO director Vasiti Soko said they were monitoring the centres to ensure social distancing was observed
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2020-04-07 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
A nation-wide curfew kicks in from 8pm tonight but Fiji PM said people must still evacuate if flooding posed a risk. "If any areas under lockdown see serious flooding and need to be evacuated, we have contingency plans in place to prevent any mixing between evacuees and Fijians who are close contacts of existing Covid-positive patients."
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2020-04-07 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
The lockdown of the Greater Lautoka Area (Western division) was lifted on the morning of 7 April.
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2020-04-06 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The NZ government has provided 40 high-flow oxygen machines worth $US218,000 to assist Fiji fight Covid-19. The equipment was part of a Hospital Preparedness package and would be used in hospitals, said Jonathan Curr.
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2020-04-06 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Fiji’s government has issued a zero-tolerance policy due to increasing Covid-19 violations, following 110 arrests on Sunday and 61 overnight for breaching curfew. If people continued to ignore government directives, he would use the military and police to lockdown the entire country.
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2020-04-03 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Nationwide, the nightime curfew is extended. Previously 10pm to 5am, it will now begin at 8pm.
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Creation of 7 community Isolation Facilities (CIFs). The Facilities will be activated when divisional and sub-divisional isolation facilities have reached their capacity. COVID-19 positive individuals who are classified "stable" can be transferred to these community facilities for continued monitoring and medical care. The Fijian MoH and Medical Services will provide meals for the patients. There are protocols in place for staff who will provide meals and cleaning services, including physical distancing between patients and staff. No visitors are allowed at these facilities.
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Stop sharing bilos and takis. Stop the touch rugby matches and other close contact with others. Stop shaking hands, touching, and embracing.
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2020-04-03 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Non-essential businesses in Suva closed under 2 week lockdown
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Benefits and funds for those in the Suva and Lautoka lockdown areas will be released from the country’s national provident fund, the attorney general, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, said.
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2020-04-03 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
we are decentralising markets into satellite markets to prevent the sort of dangerous overcrowding that spurs the spread of the virus
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2020-04-03 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Effective April 3, social gatherings will be banned entirely, everywhere in Fiji. Our 20 person limit now applies only to the workplace.
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2020-04-03 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Suva locked down for 2 weeks from April 3. More than 300,000 people will be confined to their homes. The entire urban area within Delainavesi Bridge, Queens Road, Sawani junction, and the Rewa River bridge would be sealed off and manned by police and military checkpoints, with no one allowed in or out. "If you’re in the boundary you’re in, if you’re out of the boundary you’re out," said police commission Sitiveni Qiliho. "I can not make it any clearer, you will not cross."
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2020-04-01 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Extension of lockdown in Lautoka to April 7
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Covid-19 budget included an amendment to the Public Health Act - liars and law-breakers can face up to five years in prison, a ten thousand dollar fine, or both.
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2020-03-31 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The public can now call toll-free helpline 158 for all COVID-19 related queries and concerns, replacing the 4 numbers previously in service. The helpline is open 24/7 for the duration of the COVID-19 response. Trained staff will be managing calls at the call centre.
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2020-03-30 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Fiji Airways will suspend all its domestic flights by 6pm 30 March to protect the outer islands. The airline said it is ready to assist if charter flights are required for the freight of essential supplies to the second largest island Vanua Levu and other remote areas.
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2020-03-30 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Fiji will be under a nationwide curfew from 10pm to 5am daily from Mar 30 because Fijians were not taking seriously the advice to restrict movement.
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2020-03-29 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
From 12am, 29 March there will be no passenger carriage or movement on inter island ships throughout Fiji till further notice. Only freight cargo services will continue during this time. There is also a restriction of movement for small craft and yacht.
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2020-03-29 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Strict new procedures in place at Fiji ports for cargo and trucks
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
the government also announced a $US400 million response Budget to address the coronavirus threat.
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2020-03-27 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Fiji’s Nadi Airport is to close to all passenger travel following the country’s fifth case of the Covid-19 being confirmed. The government said three flights bringing Fijian nationals home would be allowed and passengers would be required to quarantine.
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2020-03-25 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Soldiers had been brought in to help police monitor the restricted zone in Lautoka. 12 people appeared in court on Tuesday for illegally entering and leaving the confined area in Lautoka.
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2020-03-24 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Fiji Airways has suspended all international flights due to the coronavirus crisis. The suspensions will be in place until the end of May.
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2020-03-24 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
The Fiji Police Force is now working with a company to install cameras in areas within restricted zones that cannot be visually covered for 24 hours, says Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho. He said they were working with the Republic of Fiji Military Forces to ensure that the areas which people had used to try to escape from the restricted zones, were covered.
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2020-03-23 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Ban on any gatherings of 20 or more people. Workplaces, banks, supermarkets, open-air markets, pharmacies and other areas where essential services are offered are okay for now, given you keep a safe distance apart.
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2020-03-22 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
8 fever clinics now open. Eight fever clinics are now operating around the country as part of the COVID-19 response plan. Six clinics are now running in Nasinu, Labasa, Savusavu, and Nabouwalu. Two others have been running in Lautoka since last week. Fever clinics are an important part of our response to the virus, as they give Fijians the ability to seek treatment without going to a hospital. They also protect our hospitals from the spread of the virus.
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2020-03-21 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Govt instructions issued for people under home based quarantine
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2020-03-19 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
All schools and non-essential businesses in the greater Lautoka area have been ordered closed, and the government has asked all who live in the area to stay in the area.
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2020-03-19 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Gatherings of more than 20 people - including meetings and religious services - are now banned, and all nightclubs, gyms, cinemas, swimming pools and fitness centres have also been ordered closed.
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2020-03-19 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
ravel ban extended to people from the United States and Europe, including the UK. All travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
All international air passengers will continue to be checked with handheld temperature scanners prior to entering the country, and their travel history and health status will be screened by border agents.
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Fiji’s borders will be closed to all foreign nationals who have been present in mainland China, South Korea, Italy, Iran or Spain within 14 days of their intended travel to Fiji.
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Cruise ships are not permitted to berth anywhere in Fiji.
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2020-03-15 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Fiji’s govt welcomes moves by villagers to implement their own lockdown measures within their communities due to the Covid-19 threat
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2020-03-14 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Government ministers, permanent secretaries, civil servants and statutory body staff members are not permitted to travel overseas barring exceptionally critical circumstances.
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2020-03-07 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
People who have been in China, Italy, Iran or North Korea in the 14 days before arrival can’t enter the country
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2020-03-07 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
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