Government prioritizes citizens’ safety while re-opening borders
September 8, 2021 12:30 pm
The Fijian Governments is mapping out various pathways that can be explored to safely revive the tourism industry.
Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-khaiyum says the safety of all citizens remains a top priority.
“We need to ensure in order to protect our people and protect our industry that we have a specific reliance on protocols that they have followed that we can say yes, ok yes we actually believe that what you have said is authentic.”
Sayed-khaiyum says that there is a possibility of having charter flights to countries with higher vaccination rates.
“We have to think beyond the norm that existed prior to COVID-19. There could be a need to do charter flights by Fiji Airways to destinations where people are fully vaccinated and with higher rates of vaccination.”
Aiyaz Sayed-khaiyum reassures that government will be running background checks on other countries’ COVID responses and vaccination campaigns.