COVID ‘worry’ over Blue Lane

COVID ‘worry’ over Blue Lane

Fiji Times 29 September 2020 – There is still a lot of worry and anxiety over the arrivals of foreign vessels under the Blue Lane initiative despite its success.

Port Denarau Marina chief executive offi cer Cynthia Rasch said the processes involved in ensuring the safety of Fijians should alleviate these concerns.

“There is a lot of stigma around what the virus can do and a lot of anxiety about how these boats are coming in,” she said.

“Before a vessel departs from their foreign ports, they must get approval to get into Fiji and they are required to take a COVID test 72 hours prior to their departure.