Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association on the Coronavirus Outbreak in China


Suva, 29 January 2020 – The Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association (FHTA) has been closely liaising with the Ministry of Tourism and tourism industry stakeholders to carefully monitor the Coronavirus’ current and potential impact on visitor arrivals from China and other countries as the virus moves out of Asia.

FHTA members, along with industry stakeholders are working together to support travellers affected by the Chinese Government suspension of outbound group travel by allowing flexibility with rebookings with no fees to be applied subject to specific travel conditions.

The Association is maintaining its communication channels with tourism industry businesses and suppliers and is providing guidance and assistance where required, including reminders on safe hygiene practices and recommended
reporting of any suspicious cases.

FHTA is aware that the Government is working on strengthening Fiji’s border security and strongly recommends that this includes thermal inbound screening processes for all inbound flights to ensure we maintain a consistent vigilance on this medical emergency from all possible directions.