Fiji wants to join trans-Tasman tourism plan
Fiji wants to join Australia and New Zealand's plans for a coronavirus-safe travel bubble, proposing a restart to South Pacific tourism and temporary worker programs.
Fiji's Attorney-General and Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum on Wednesday proposed his country be included, taking advantage of any move to restart international travel more than a month after Fiji's last confirmed COVID-19 case.
Fiji is also developing a bluetooth-based contact tracing application, based on the COVIDSafe app designed for the Australian government.
“We embarked on the largest health mobilisation campaign in Fijian history, with nearly 95 per cent of our population screened by medical teams going door to door to take temperatures and check for symptoms," Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.