Fiji Airways CEO Andre Viljoen is still optimistic about the possibility of the Pacific Islands forming a travel bubble with Australia before the country’s international travel ban is due to be lifted.
“Come the 17th December, Fiji Airways will be ready to welcome Aussies back to our home, reuniting families and enjoying vacations,” he told Travel Weekly. “Should the opportunity arise for an early travel bubble between Australia and Fiji based on vaccination rates, rest assured we’re ready to fly you there.
“As of today, Fiji has a higher vaccination rate than Australia and is on target to have the entire working population vaccinated by November. This is an incredible achievement and puts us on track to be the most COVID-safe holiday destination in the world. “Ultimately, when Aussies are looking for COVID-safe travel, we want Fiji to be the ‘vacci-nation’ of choice.”
Last month, Tourism Minister Dan Tehan named the Pacific Islands amongst a list of destinations that were “very keen” to form a travel bubble with Australia, noting that “work’s being done in that regard”. CEO of Qantas Alan Joyce also revealed last month that Fiji would be one of the first destinations the airline would fly to come mid-December.
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