COVID-19: Fijians in US, Australia can return home; self-isolation in State-mandated facility

The Fiji Airways plane on the tarmac in Salt Lake City, USA. Picture: SUPPLIED

Fijians in Los Angeles, United States and those in Sydney and Brisbane, Australia, wishing to return home can do so on three Fiji Airways evacuation flights from these destinations.

Fiji Airways managing director and chief executive Andre Viljoen confirmed the Los Angeles-Nadi evacuation service would operate on Wednesday, April 8 (LA time).

Fiji Airways flight  FJ1832 will depart Los Angeles (LAX) at 11.50pm, arriving into Nadi at 5.30am on Friday, April 10.

The evacuation services from Sydney and Brisbane will take place on Friday, April 10.

Flights FJ1912 will depart Sydney (SYD) at 10am (Sydney time), arriving into Nadi at 3.50pm, while flight FJ1920 will depart Brisbane (BNE) at 11.40am (Brisbane time), arriving into Nadi at 4.50pm.

“Fiji Airways guests holding unused tickets for Los Angeles-Nadi, Sydney-Nadi or Brisbane-Nadi flights are also able to book themselves on the evacuation flight at no cost by contacting Fiji Airways Reservations with their booking reference details at hand. Limited seats are available on all evacuation flights,” Mr Viljoen said in a statement issued tonight.

The national airline has advised all guests that only Fiji citizens (Fijian passport holders) are able to enter Fiji at this time.

“As with all recent evacuation flight arrivals, all arriving guests on these flights will be required to go into self-isolation at a Fijian Government-mandated facility for 14-days.

“They will be unable to go to their homes or residences. Per the directive of authorities, transit passengers cannot be uplifted on evacuation flights to Fiji.”

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