Fiji wants in on trans-Tasman tourism bubble

Fiji has indicated it wants to join Australia and New Zealand’s plans for a travel bubble in an effort to restart its tourism sector.

Fiji has had a very low number of Covid-19 cases, recording its last infection a month ago.

“We embarked on the largest health mobilisation campaign in Fijian history, with nearly 95 per cent of our population screened by medical teams going door to door to take temperatures and check for symptoms,” Fiji’s Attorney-General and Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum told The Australian Financial Review.

“A travel bubble that includes Fiji alongside Australia and New Zealand would do far more good than any aid or assistance.”

Australia’s High Commissioner to Fiji, John Feakes, told Radio New Zealand they would consider Fiji’s proposal.