Jetstar and Qantas have confirmed direct flights from Sydney to Fiji will take off from mid-December, as the Fijian Government announced the country’s reopening plan for Australian travellers.
Pack your sun hat because Christmas in Fiji is on!
With five weekly Jetstar flights from 17 December, and four Qantas flights from 19 December, the airlines say they will initially offer more than 3200 seats per week between Sydney and the popular South Pacific destination, with the potential to ramp up frequencies in 2022 if demand is strong.
Jetstar fares over the summer period start at $219 one way, and all-inclusive Qantas fares start at $358 one way.
Jetstar CEO Gareth Evans said Fiji was set to be one of Jetstar’s first international flights to take off following Australia’s international borders reopening.
“Australians will be excited to start planning their first overseas holiday now that international borders are set to open, and both Jetstar and Qantas have seen a significant spike in Fiji flight searches in recent weeks,” he said.
“In a recent survey conducted by Jetstar, Fiji rated as one of the top international beach holiday destinations that people want to visit once borders open – particularly for families and young people.
“Returning to the South Pacific is an exciting milestone in our international restart plans as we gradually rebuild our network over the next six months. It also means more of our crew can return to work, which is great news,” he concluded.
As outlined by the Fijian Government, Australian travelers will be required to stay within their resort for 48 hours upon arrival and return a negative test, before being able to explore ‘safe travel areas’ across Fiji.
Returning Australians may be required to home quarantine for up to seven days on arrival into New South Wales, in accordance with the requirements from the Federal and New South Wales governments.
As previously indicated, all passengers on Qantas and Jetstar international flights will be required to be fully vaccinated with a TGA-approved or recognised vaccine (some exemptions for medical reasons and children).
They will also be required to return a negative PCR COVID test 72 hours prior to departure.
International flights remain subject to Government and Regulatory approval.
Under Qantas and Jetstar’s Fly Flexible policies, customers are able to change the date of their travel if their plans change (a fare difference may apply). Other flexible options may be available, check Qantas and Jetstar websites for further information.
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