Fiji Reopens Its Borders To Attract Billionaires After Covid-19

Fiji Reopens Its Borders To Attract Billionaires After Covid-19

30/06/2020 0 By M Zaman

In Oceania continent, Fiji is a paradise for holiday makers in the region and other parts of the world. Fiji reopens its borders in a bid to attract billionaires after Covid-19.

After months of strict Covid-19 lockdowns and resolutely closed borders. Fiji is finally opening for billionaires.

The prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, has announced the country is looking to attract “VIPs” to help restore Fiji’s paralysed tourism-dependent economy.

“So, say you’re a billionaire looking to fly your own jet, rent your own island, and invest millions of dollars in Fiji in the process. If you’ve taken all the necessary health precautions and borne all associated costs, you may have a new home to escape the pandemic in paradise,” the prime minister said in a remarkably frank tweet.

Bainimarama further announces, Fiji will also welcome travellers arriving by yacht who were prepared to spend 14 days at sea or make up the balance in quarantine in Fiji.

Coconut palms line the beaches of Fiji

Coconut palms line the beaches of Fiji (Image: Wikimedia)

The country’s attorney general, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, announces the first planeload of 30 “high-net-worth individuals… from a very well-known company” were set to arrive by private plane in the archipelago nation .

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“We already have one group coming,” Sayed-Khaiyum said during a national budget consultation. “We just did the approval … for the flight to come in, and they’ll be spending three months here. There’s about 30 of them, and a very well-known company they are coming from.

“They are coming in their private jet, and then they get on the seaplane, and then they go to the island and they stay there for three months. From our perspective, this is a balance between managing our health risk and also opening up the economic pathways; it’s critically important to do that.”

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However, it is still unknown from which country or company the group is coming.

About 40% of Fiji’s GDP relies on international tourism.

Once the pandemic disease has hit across Fiji. The country had just 18 cases (as of June 30, 2020). There are no deaths and ongoing cases at all.

Previously, Fiji announced that there are no more ongoing Coronavirus patients on the island.

There are other countries in Europe are reopening borders after the pandemic.

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