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Announcement: Updating of Fijian Diaspora List – Japan

Dear Friends of Fiji,

Ni Sa Bula Vinaka.

The Fiji Embassy in Tokyo is in the process of updating its diaspora contact details of Fijian Nationals currently residing in Japan. As such, you are kindly requested to email the following information’s to Mr Ashneel Shankar, Second Secretary on ashneel.shankar@fijiembassy.jp

i) Full Name:

ii) Occupation:

iii) Residential Address (Region/ Prefecture):

iv) Email Address:

v) Phone Contact:

vi) Fijian Passport Number and Expiry Date: and

vii) Contact Details of Close Family Member(s) in Fiji:

Your usual support is highly appreciated.

Vinaka Vakalevu.

ADVISORY: Fiji Airways Flight from Narita-Nadi – Saturday, 25 April 2020

Fiji Airways has confirmed that there will be a flight from Narita to Nadi on Saturday, 25 April 2020. Interested individuals can book tickets online at www.fijiairways.com or by calling the airline’s Reservation Center on +679 672 0888 or +679 330 4388.

Please note that individuals who are Fijian Passport holders, Fijian Citizenship Certificate holders and/or Fijian Residential Certificate holders, will only be considered for this flight.

Furthermore, as a precautionary measure in-light of COVID-19 and as per the directives of the Fijian Government, all travelers entering Fiji will be required to undertake compulsory self-quarantine of 28 days upon arrival.

STATEMENT FROM THE FIJIAN GOVERNMENT – FRIDAY, 17 APRIL 2020

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has announced a cabinet reshuffle effective from this evening.
 
The Prime Minister will add the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to his existing portfolios.
 
The Honourable Inia Seruiratu will now serve as the Minister for Rural and Maritime Development and the Minister for Disaster Management. He will continue to lead the Ministry of Defence and National Security, which has now been re-named to the Ministry of Defence, National Security and Policing.
 
The Honourable Jone Usamate will continue to serve as the Minister for Infrastructure and Meteorological Services and will now also serve as the Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources.
 
The Honourable Faiyaz Koya will be the Minister for Commerce, Trade and Tourism, formerly known as the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism. He will also serve as the Minister for Transport.
 
The Honourable Premila Kumar will continue to serve as the Minister for Local Government and the Minister for Housing and Community Development.
 
The Honourable Dr Mahendra Reddy will continue to serve as the Minister for Agriculture and the Minister for Waterways and Environment.
 
Honourable Vijay Nath and Honourable Jale Sigarara will serve as the assistant ministers for Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management.
 
Honourable Viam Pillay will serve as the Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Waterways and Environment.

Announcement to Fiji Airways Reserve List Passengers (Narita/Nadi Flight) – Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Bula Vinaka.

The Fiji Embassy in Tokyo is in the process of compiling details of Fiji Nationals residing in Japan who had booked their flight to Fiji via Fiji Airways, however due to the cancellation of flights amidst COVID-19, have been listed on Fiji Airways reserve list.

If you have already paid/booked/reserved your tickets to either fly from Narita to Nadi in the month of March or April, you are kindly requested to email Mr Ashneel Shankar, Second Secretary on the following (email: ashneel.shankar@fijiembassy.jp) with a copy of your travel itinerary no later than by 2pm on Thursday, 26 March 2020.

Your usual support is highly appreciated.

Statement by Hon. Prime Minister J.V. Bainimarama on Fiji’s Fourth Confirmed Case of COVID-19 – Tuesday, 24 March 2020

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Statement by Hon. Prime Minister Bainimarama on Fiji’s Third Confirmed Case of COVID-19 – Monday, 23 March 2020

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Statement by the Hon. Prime Minister J.V. Bainimarama on Fiji’s Second Confirmed Case of Covid-19 – Saturday, 21 March 2020

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Statement from the Attorney-General and Minister Responsible for Civil Aviation on Suspension of Fiji Airways International Flight Routes – Friday, 20 March 2020

In light of the unprecedented impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on the aviation industry, our national carrier, Fiji Airways, has announced a suspension schedule for 95% of its international flight routes. This is the most stringent scale back in the airline’s 68-year history. 
 
Fiji Link domestic services will remain in effect but may be adjusted depending on demand. To continue to assist importers and exporters, Fiji Airways is actively seeking advanced commitments to facilitate weekly freight service flights from Nadi-Los Angeles, Nadi-Sydney and Nadi-Auckland. Those looking to take advantage of this service should contact Fiji Airways Head of Cargo Operations Athil Narayan by e-mail at athil.narayan@fijiairways.com or phone at 9908129.
 
The suspension schedule on passenger travel will come into effect as follows: 
 

– Fiji Airways will operate one Nadi-Sydney return service on Saturday 21 March and Sunday 22 March, and suspend the service after that. Nadi-Los Angeles return services will operate on Saturday 21 March and Sunday 22 March, and be suspended after the last Los Angeles-Nadi flight returns to Fiji on 24 March.

 
– Fiji Airways will operate the last return Auckland-Nadi service on Sunday 22 March. The final South Pacific return services between Nadi or Suva and Nuku’alofa, Honiara and Funafuti will operate on Saturday 21 March.
 
– Return services between Nadi and Brisbane, Melbourne, Christchurch, Wellington, Hong Kong, Tokyo (Narita), Apia, Tarawa, Christmas Island (Kiritimati), Vava’u, San Francisco and Honolulu are suspended immediately.
 
– Direct return services between Suva and Sydney, Auckland and Port Vila, along with services between Apia-Honolulu and Christmas Island (Kiritimati)-Honolulu are also suspended with immediate effect.
 
– Twice-weekly services between Singapore and Nadi will continue.
 
This suspension schedule will remain in place through the end of May 2020, where further travel restrictions may be announced if deemed necessary. Fiji Airways will be contacting customers affected by this suspension schedule directly over the coming days.
 
Anyone who –– due to the confinement order in place in the Lautoka confined area –– will be unable to make their pre-scheduled flights (domestic or international) will be not be charged fees or penalised.
 
Fiji Airways is working closely with foreign embassies and governments to arrange for one-off repatriation flights to and from Sydney, Auckland, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Hong Kong to allow foreign nationals to safely return home and permit Fijian citizens living abroad to return to Fiji. 
 
All passengers, including all Fijians, arriving from overseas destinations will be screened prior to boarding and medically checked on arrival to Fiji. Upon arrival, these passengers will all be required to undergo 14 days of self-quarantine, in line with the Fijian Government’s sweeping measures to prevent a large-scale outbreak of COVID-19 in Fiji. 
 
The repatriation flights schedule and booking options can be found on Fiji Airways website.   
 
In light of these suspensions, Fiji Airways has announced they will be re-assessing future staffing requirements. The Fijian Government remains committed to ensuring that employees throughout the country who are impacted by the global COVID-19 economic crisis have their rights upheld and best interests protected.

Statement by Hon. Prime Minister J.V. Bainimarama on Covid-19 – 15/03/2020

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