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Fiji welcomes 1st international tourist in 20 months as borders open

Posted : 02 December 2021 07:26:05 | By TWO Bureau | GNN Bureau

Fiji welcomes 1st international tourist in 20 months as borders open

For the first time in last 20 months, Fijian’s government found an opportunity to say "bula" to any international tourist, when Fiji Airways flight FJ914 landed from Sydney, Australia.



The 300 passengers were a welcome sight to the Pacific Island nation that relies heavily on tourism. Travel and tourism industry generates almost 40 per cent of Fiji’s GDP and every one person out of every eighth job is in this industry.



In November, when Fiji decided to open the borders, allowing in fully vaccinated diplomats, returning Fijian residents, permit holders and those approved by the Covid-19 Risk Mitigation Taskforce.



The Covid-19 vaccination drive hasseen more than 90 per cent of the eligible population get both doses, whileclose to 26,000 children aged 15-17 have received two jabs, according to RNZ.





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