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Our Care Fiji Commitment to Your Health & Wellbeing

Updated: 14 January 2022

Kokomo Private Island Fiji reopened for international travel on 1 December 2021. To enable us to safely welcome our guests back to Kokomo, we have taken a number of steps to limit the impacts of COVID-19 and to safeguard the health and safety of our guests, our employees and the communities in which we operate.

Fiji is open for quarantine-free travel for fully vaccinated tourists from Travel Partner countries, provided they have spent 10 days in a Travel Partner country, prior to departing for Fiji and provided they comply with Fiji’s Entry Conditions.

Currently, Travel Partner countries include: American Samoa, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Federated States of Micronesia, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Greece, Guam, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norfolk Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna.

Countries not listed above are considered non-Travel Partners, and require pre-approval to enter Fiji.

Pre-Arrival

It is a requirement of the Fijian Government that all travellers comply with the Fiji Entry Requirements outlined by Fiji’s COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Taskforce (CRMT). While every effort will be made to keep you updated on the requirements, please refer to the below page for the most up-to-date information.

https://www.mcttt.gov.fj/traveltofiji/international-travel/

In order to travel to Fiji, all travellers:

18 years and above must:

  • be fully vaccinated with a Fiji recognised vaccine (AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson) and have completed the necessary 14-day waiting period, prior to travelling;

  • provide evidence that they are fully vaccinated; and

  • present evidence of a negative PCR test that has a specimen collection date indicating that the specimen was collected no more than 2 calendar days before the flight’s departure (or first flight in a series of connections booked on the same itinerary). PCR tests must be performed by nasopharyngeal, nasal or mid-turbinate specimen collection methods. PCR tests should be taken by a travel test provider (hospital, doctor, lab) that issues an official document with your results. Drive through tests and SMS text results will not be accepted.

12 – 17 years must:

  • present evidence of a negative PCR test that has a specimen collection date indicating that the specimen was collected no more than 2 calendar days before the flight’s departure (or first flight in a series of connections booked on the same itinerary). PCR tests must be performed by nasopharyngeal, nasal or mid-turbinate specimen collection methods. PCR tests should be taken by a travel test provider (hospital, doctor, lab) that issues an official document with your results. Drive through tests and SMS text results will not be accepted.

  • Vaccinated minors below the age of 18 may travel unaccompanied, observing all international travel protocols.

0 – 11 years may:

  • enter Fiji without being fully vaccinated or PCR testing, provided they are accompanied by a parent or guardian who has been fully vaccinated and who complies with the above requirements.

  • Vaccinated minors below the age of 18 may travel unaccompanied, observing all international travel protocols.

Any travellers who have tested positive for COVID-19 within 90 days of travelling to Fiji, must also provide proof of isolation from a credible institution or produce a fit to fly certificate from a medical practitioner. The fit to fly medical certificate needs to have the following information; date of onset symptoms, date of testing positive, date of cessation of symptoms; and release date from isolation.

Travellers must produce proof of minimum 3 night’s pre-paid accommodation at a Care Fiji Commitment (CFC) certified property which must also include CFC certified ground transfers from the airport.

All foreign passport holders must have medical travel insurance, with international coverage that covers COVID-19 before travelling. Alternatively, travellers may opt for FijiCare COVID-19 travel insurance. If you or a family member tests positive for COVID-19 during your stay, appropriate insurance will be needed to cover any associated costs.

The above requirements will be verified by your airline.

Travellers must have downloaded Fiji’s contract tracing mobile application, careFIJI and keep the device Bluetooth turned on at all times during their stay.

We also strongly recommend that you regularly check the relevant government travel websites for any other countries that you may be travelling to/from for any additional requirements that may impact your stay.

Arrival

Upon arrival at Nadi International Airport, all guests are required to pass through customs, security and undergo a mandatory health screening.

A member of Kokomo’s guest services team will meet you in the arrivals hall where they will provide you with a COVID care pack containing a mask, gloves and travel hand sanitiser. For your safety and that of our staff, we request that you wear the face mask until you reach the resort.

You will transfer from Nadi Airport via Kokomo vehicle to our Private Hangar, ahead of your 45-minute seaplane or 60-minute helicopter transfer to Kokomo.

Your luggage will be sanitized, loaded onto our aircraft and delivered separately to your accommodation upon arrival.

If you are already in Fiji and travelling to Kokomo Private Island from another resort, alternate guidance may apply. For further information please contact Kokomo Reservations ().

Protection

On day 2 of arrival, all travellers 12 years and above, will be required to undertake an approved Rapid AntigenTest (RAT) at their hotel. This will be facilitated by Kokomo’s on-site nurses, in the comfort of your villa or residence.

Should you test positive for COVID-19, you will be required to undertake an additional PCR test to confirm the result, and isolate for 7 days in a villa or residence, designated by Kokomo. Your primary/close contacts may not be required to isolate however will need to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms during this period. National guidelines determine Fiji’s testing and isolation requirements. Please ensure you are also aware of any foreign government requirements that may impact your stay and ability to return home, should you test positive for COVID-19.

Whilst you recover, you will be monitored by Kokomo’s Resort Nurses (2) and Fiji’s Ministry for Health and Medical Services. During this time service will be restricted, with limited laundry and housekeeping services available. While face to face contact with other guests or staff will not be permitted, you will still be able to enjoy in-villa dining and use of your private pool.

Medical evacuation from Kokomo Private Island Fiji is limited, and may not be readily available in the event of serious medical emergency. Where recommended by Fiji’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services, repatriation may be arranged from Kokomo to Suva.

All guests travelling to Fiji must hold a current travel medical and repatriation insurance policy, which also covers COVID-19 related illnesses. We strongly recommend that you closely check the terms of your travel insurance so that you understand what is and is not covered under that policy.

During Your Stay

In accordance with the Care Fiji Commitment and Ministry of Health and Medical Services, we have implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols across our resort. These initiatives include:

  • provision of hand sanitiser in all common areas,
  • increased cleaning of high touch point areas,
  • reconfiguration of our furniture to ensure social distancing.

We ask that indoors, when you are unable to socially distance from other guests (outside your group), that you wear a mask for your protection. Outdoors, mask wearing is at your discretion.

All restaurants, facilities and experiences remain operational with the exception of excursions to our surrounding villages. To protect our vulnerable communities, we have had to temporarily cancel our Waterfall Hike on Kadavu and Local Village Tours to nearby Bulliya and Dravuni.

Departure

Travelers may require COVID-19 test results to return to their country of origin or return destination. This can be facilitated by Kokomo with advance notice.

We strongly encourage you to check with your airline or country of residence regarding your departure requirements and inform and pre-plan these requirements with Kokomo’s reservations team.

Should you require a Rapid COVID-19 test as a pre departure requirement to re-enter your country, this can be facilitated at the resort.

Should you require a PCR test as a pre departure requirement to re-enter your country, please inform Kokomo Reservations at time of booking so we may pre-plan and prepare, due to the time sensitivity and restricted testing capability at the resort.

We recommend that you check with your country of departure and arrival in relation to whether you are required to isolate between having a pre-departure COVID-19 test and departing.

To cover the cost of testing, Kokomo will charge $12.25 USD per Rapid Test and $75 USD per PCR Test, payable on checkout.

To ensure the safety of our guests and staff, all tests will be provided and administered by our onsite nurses.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Fiji open for international travel?

Fiji is open for quarantine-free travel for fully vaccinated tourists from Travel Partner countries, provided they have spent 10 days in a Travel Partner country, prior to departing for Fiji and provided they comply with Fiji’s Entry Conditions.

Currently, Travel Partner countries include: American Samoa, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Federated States of Micronesia, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Greece, Guam, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norfolk Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna.

All travellers must be fully vaccinated, present evidence of a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test taken no more than 2 calendar days prior to departing for Fiji, and complete an approved Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) at their pre-booked resort on day 2 of arrival to qualify for quarantine-free travel.

2. Do I need to get vaccinated to visit Fiji?

Fiji requires that all travellers 18 years and above:

  • are fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to travelling to Fiji; and
  • produce a negative PCR test taken no more than 2 calendar days prior to the scheduled day of departure.

All travellers 12 – 17 years, must provide a negative PCR test taken no more than 2 calendar days prior to the scheduled day of departure.

All travellers 0 – 11 years, may enter Fiji without vaccination or testing, provided they are travelling with an accompanying adult who has been fully vaccinated and who complies with the other requirements set out above. Vaccinated minors below the age of 18 may travel unaccompanied, observing all international travel protocols.

It is important to note that Fiji currently recognises the following COVID-19 vaccines, as recognised by the World Health Organisation:

  • Astra-Zeneca;
  • Pfizer;
  • Moderna; and
  • Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

3. Is it safe to visit Fiji?

In the words of Fiji’s Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama, “Fiji is ready to welcome you back to our shores. We are entirely confident in our ability to manage the risk associated with quarantine-free travel. Our planes are prepared… Every Fijian hotel and tour operator in Fiji will be certified under the Care Fiji Commitment program. And our people's world-renowned hospitality is as wonderful as you all remember.”

As of 20 December 2021, over 90% of Fiji’s adult population (18 years and above) have been fully-vaccinated, with 97% having received at least one dose. The country is currently rolling out vaccines for children aged 12 – 17 years.

4. Can Kokomo arrange a COVID-19 test at the resort?

On day 2 of arrival in Fiji, all travellers will be required to undertake an approved Rapid Antigen Test (RAT). The test will be facilitated by Kokomo’s on-site nurses, in the comfort of your villa or residence, with results available within 30-minutes.

Should you require an additional Rapid COVID-19 Test or PCR test to re-enter your country, please ensure that you advise our reservations team at time of booking.

To cover the cost of testing, Kokomo will charge $12.25 USD per Rapid Test and $75 USD per PCR Test, payable on checkout.

To ensure the safety of our guests and staff, all tests will be provided and administered by our onsite nurses.

5. What are we doing to keep Kokomo safe?

To ensure that we can safely welcome guests back to the resort, our Kokomo Family have been 100% vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be periodically tested for COVID-19. All staff have undergone significant training related to COVID-19, and in accordance with the Care Fiji Commitment and Ministry of Health and Medical Services, we have implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols across our resort.

6. Are all areas open at the resort?

All restaurants, facilities and experiences remain operational with the exception of excursions to our surrounding villages. To minimise risk and protect our vulnerable communities, we have had to temporarily cancel our Waterfall Hike on Kadavu and Local Village Tours to Bulliya and Dravuni.

7. Do I need travel insurance to visit Fiji?

All guests travelling to Fiji must hold a current travel medical and repatriation insurance policy, which also covers COVID-19 related illnesses. We strongly recommend that you closely check the terms of your travel insurance so that you understand what is and is not covered under that policy.

8. What happens if I test positive to COVID-19?

Should you test positive for COVID-19, you will be required to isolate for 7 days in a villa or residence, designated by Kokomo. Your primary/close contacts may not be required to isolate however will need to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms during this period. National guidelines determine Fiji’s testing and isolation requirements. Please ensure you are also aware of any foreign government requirements that may impact your stay and ability to return home, should you test positive for COVID-19.

Whilst you recover, you will be monitored by Kokomo’s two Resort Nurses and Fiji’s Ministry for Health and Medical Services. National guidelines determine testing and isolation requirements.

9. What happens if I need to change my dates?

We understand that the situation is changing daily and that border closures may impact your ability to travel to Fiji. To allow you to have confidence in your booking, Kokomo is delighted to offer unlimited date amendments in the lead up to your arrival. For assistance in relation to your stay, please contact Kokomo Reservations ().

10. Who can I speak to in order to find out more information?

Our Reservations Team would be delighted to speak with you about a new or existing booking. They are available Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm AEST. For further assistance, please contact Kokomo Reservations ().

7. Do I need travel insurance to visit Fiji?

All guests travelling to Fiji must hold a current travel medical and repatriation insurance policy, which also covers COVID-19 related illnesses. We strongly recommend that you closely check the terms of your travel insurance so that you understand what is and is not covered under that policy.

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