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Coming to the Island

Navigating travel to and from Fiji in 2021/2022 – a simple checklist

There are some new procedures in place that everyone coming to Fiji needs to be aware of. Please ensure you’ve completed each of these steps before your trip to Fiji and double-check the return travel requirements in your home country. We also recommend allowing some extra time at the airport both on arrival and departure, and printing documents to ensure a smooth trip.

From 7th April, Fiji will welcome fully vaccinated travellers from anywhere in the world.  They now only need to show evidence of the following at check-in: 

  • Proof of full vaccination 
  • Travel Insurance  
  • Pre-booked RAT test for within 48-72hrs of arrival in Fiji.

Below is more detail on each of these requirements so please ensure you have completed all steps before travel.

Before you travel to Fiji we recommend printing copies of all the

  1. Proof of vaccination. Everyone over 18yrs must be fully vaccinated with a recognised vaccine (Astra-Zeneca, Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. You are not considered fully vaccinated until 14 days after your second dose. Australians will need to download the Medicare App to generate their INTERNATIONAL vaccine certificate. Americans will need a vaccination card.
  2. Travel insurance certificate. You must have travel insurance that covers you for COVID.
  3. Pre-Booked COVID RAT entry test. We test on Namotu and the charge is small BUT you need to pre-book it via this link https://entrytestfiji.com/namotu-island-resort/ .

Returning home:

  1. Get a COVID test for your return country, if required. We can do both Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) and PCR tests here on Namotu. We can arrange this for you once you’re on the Island.
  2. Complete any other documents and forms. Australians must also complete the DIGITAL PASSENGER DECLARATION at least 72hrs before your return flight. You may need additional declarations per state. Americans should check the latest advice on the CDC website.

If you are not able or unwilling to comply with these regulations then please do not attempt to travel. Anyone who refuses testing will be referred to the Ministry of Health.

**Note that Namotu is a CFC certified hotel.

Additional procedures are in place on Namotu and throughout Fiji to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Look for this symbol on accommodation, transfer and tour providers.

The Usual Arrival Info

Upon arrival in Nadi airport you will be greeted by our friendly Namotu Island staff. Your journey to the island begins aboard one of our private air conditioned buses for the 45 minute ride through Nadi town and down to the coast. A Namotu long boat will meet you at the Marriott Momi Bay and bring you across to the island, which usually takes about 25 minutes. Our transfer drivers are fully vaccinated and comply with the CFC regulations. You’ll be asked to wear a mask and follow their instructions.

All your baggage and sporting equipment will travel with you and will be delivered directly to your bure.

Check in is 11:30am Sundays. We operate in 7 day blocks with checkout the following Sunday at 10am.

What to Pack

If requested by prior arrangement, a helicopter can fly you to the island in less than ten minutes.

If you’re flying out later you’ll spend the day at the Marriott. Enjoy lunch, relax by the pool and then our transfer service will take you to the airport.

Insurance Providers with COVID Cover Policies

Surf Travel Insurance can assist Australians and Americans. Compare Plans, Benefits and Prices. We have taken the hassle of finding the best travel plans, and selected the best travel insurance providers for surfing. Our strict criteria include the following key features, automatic cover while surfing and cover for damage, lost or stolen surfboards, cancellation costs, unlimited medical and EVAC expenses, EVAC plans, COVID-19 benefits and cruising cover for surf charters.

Other options:

North America   

Cat 70    Travel Plan
HTH Worldwide TripProtector Preferred
Tin Leg  Gold
AXA Assistance USA        Platinum

Australia              

Covermore         All policies
NIB Travel Insurance       All policies
Medibank Travel Insurance          All policies
Allianz   All policies
Go Insurance     Multiple

New Zealand


Covermore         Single Trip policy only
Allianz   All policies
Southern Cross All policies
AMI       All policies
AA          All policies

United Kingdom               

Aviva     Worlwide Travel Policy
Post Office          Worldwide Travel 
Churchill               Travel Insurance
Staysure              Comprehensive Travel Insur.

Europe (Germany)          

Allianz   Travel health insurance


Japan    

Aioi Nissei (MS&AD Group)         
AIG        
HS Sompo (HIS group company) 
Sompo Japan      
Tokyo Kaijyo Nichido      

Singapore            

AIG        
NTUC Income    
Aviva     

Onward travel

If you’d like to extend your trip to Fiji or simply book an extra night or two before your visit to Namotu, we recommend the Marriott Momi Bay. Use our special rate to book your accommodation.

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