As all countries are bracing their boarders in hope to stop the imminent spread of COVID-19, our Boarder Clearance Team have also changed their procedure in the same hope to protect Fiji’s Boarders.
Please be advised on the notice below from the Ministry of Health and is effective immediately for clearing-in procedure:
As we are nearing the yachting season, Ministry of Health would like to enlighten all of the current health quarantine procedures that are in place regarding the COVID-19 situation.
Currently, boarding for ALL incoming vessels to Lautoka/Vuda/ Denarau Marina from international ports by the quarantine officers will be carried out at the pilot station (Navula passage) and not allowed beyond the mooring ground unless cleared. The quarantine officer will now be accompanied by a Medical Officer to carry out health screenings of all crews/passengers on board.
The procedures are as follows:
1. The vessel will be boarded and remain in open sea for assessment of all documents; travel history assessments and health screening for all crews and passengers
2. Proper PPE for quarantine officers and doctors to be worn at all times
3. A Medical officer to board to determine the health status of the persons on board
4. Pratique will only be issued upon provisions of all information required and upon the satisfaction of the Quarantine Authority
5. In the event the vessel is refused Pratique, refueling and restock of supplies will be allowed on the approval of Quarantine Authority in the open sea.
Health clearance facilitation for the above is hereby required for ALL yacht agencies as precautionary measures for COVID-19 to reduce the risk of the virus being introduced and spreading in Fiji.
Be advised once again that all yachts are required to remain out at sea during these assessments and if refusing to submit to measures prescribed by the Authority, the vessel shall be at liberty to be put out to sea.