Fiji started offering quarantine-free travel to vaccinated visitors from Cambodia last week, according to the Pacific island nation’s Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport.

The ministry says Cambodia is among several dozen countries designated as Fiji Travel Partners whose entry requirements are easier than those for non-partner countries.

Apart from Cambodia, the ministry says only three other Asian countries have the partner designation — Japan, South Korea and Singapore.

Fiji opened to vaccinated visitors on Dec. 1.

“In this new world we live in, it’s nice to know there’s still a place where you can find true happiness,” the ministry says.

Located between Australia and Hawaii, the Melanesian archipelago has traditionally been a popular destination for tourists from Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

A Phnom Penh travel agent said Fiji Airways currently has weekly flights to Singapore, which is due to start offering quarantine-free travel from six more countries including Cambodia next week. The other five are Fiji, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Thailand and Turkey.

Fiji is the largest Melanesian nation after Papua New Guinea and its capital Suva serves as a regional centre for the South Pacific. Melanesia also includes the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and the French colony of New Caledonia.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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