With the tourism industry gradually opening up post-pandemic lockdown, the island nation of Fiji has appealed for billionaires who are looking for a retreat during the pandemic.
Made up of 300 islands, Fiji Islands main source of income in Tourism. The island nation typically accounts to over 40% of GDP which comes from tourism.
Calling all Billionaires to visit the islands as a retreat Prime Minister of Fiji Josaia “Frank” Voreqe Bainimarama in twitter posted: ”So, say you’re a billionaire looking to fly your jet, rent your 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.”
Speaking about this, attorney general Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said that the group of high worth individuals are open to visit Fiji with all necessary health precautions.
The attorney general said “From our perspective, this is balancing between managing our health risks and also opening up the economic pathways; it’s critically important to do that,”
With an initiative of ‘Blue Lanes’, Fiji also welcomes tourists who will visit via private yacht. The attorney general said that the visitors who travel via yacht need to quarantine for 14 days in their vessel and they would be free to roam after Covid-19 test results come negative.
The attorney general has also added that the nation will welcome movie and television crew as long as they follow quarantine measures.
Fiji has confirmed 18 coronavirus infections in total, according to the World Health Organization. There have been no deaths from the virus and no new cases have been diagnosed since mid-April.