Fiji most visited overseas destination for Australians

Photo: Tourism Fiji

Fiji was the most visited overseas destination for Australian residents during December 2021, beating the traditionally popular destinations of New Zealand, the UK and the US, according to the recent Australian Bureau of Statistics data on short-term resident returns.

The latest ABS figures indicate that more than 8,000 trips were taken to Fiji in December accounting for 15 per cent of all short-term resident returns, ahead of the US (6,640 trips) and the UK (5,610 trips).

After a 20-month hiatus, the Pacific Island nation of Fiji opened its borders to Australians with a fanfare of activity at the airport and a Bula welcome on December 1, 2021.

“As confidence in overseas travel returns and it becomes easier and easier to fly to and from Fiji, we are seeing more and more bookings, and many first-timers are taking advantage of our never seen before deals,” said Tourism Fiji CEO Brent Hill.

“Forward bookings are looking very good, which fills us with optimism for the rest of 2022-23 that our plans are working well.”

Fully-vaccinated Aussies can enjoy quarantine-free travel to Fiji with a negative rapid antigen test before departure to Fiji and returning to Australia.