CURRENT AS OF 03/04/2020

 

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SYDNEY CONSULATE GENERAL AND TRADE COMMISSION UPDATE:

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation in NSW we would like to reassure the community that the Fiji Consulate General is here to assist you and will continue to provide the necessary consular support and advice that you may need during this time.

Our office will remain open and operational until 4:30pm on Friday 27 March, 2020. Starting from Monday 30 March 2020 our office will transition to working remotely with all business to be conducted online or over the phone until further notice. This action is being taken in line with preventative health & safety measures that have been put in place by both the Australian & NSW Governments.

During this time we encourage you to make use of Online Consular Services. Remember you can download, upload and pay for your application all from the comfort of your own home. 

We remain committed to providing the best possible service during this time so please contact us via the following means if you are in need of assistance:

 

Consular Services & inquiries:

[email protected] 0429 729 261

[email protected] 0474 978 163

 

Trade & Investment 

[email protected] 0448 173 748

[email protected] 0423 001 019

 

 Accounts

[email protected] 0426 246 639

 

All other inquiries

[email protected] 0432 859 454

 

We encourage everyone to follow the necessary precautions introduced by both NSW & Australian authorities to ensure your health and safety and that of those around you – particularly the most vulnerable in our community. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates as they arise.

 

Thank you for your understanding and ongoing cooperation.

 

FOR FIJIAN NATIONALS IN AUSTRALIA

Register your interest in a repatriation flight here.

– Qantas has suspended all international flights until the 31st of May 2020. Virgin Australia has suspended flights from the 24th of March 2020 until further notice. Fiji Airways has suspended most flights until the end of May 2020.

– If your flight to Fiji from Australia has been cancelled, please get in touch with us via phone (02) 9900 0700 or email ([email protected]) – we are making arrangements for repatriation of Fijians stuck in Australia.

– If your visa is due to expire before you can leave Australia, we recommend you apply for a ‘Bridging Visa E’ (Subclass 050) – more information can be found here.

 

FOR FIJIAN BUSINESSES: COVID-19 INFORMATION PORTAL

In response to the global emergence of the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) pandemic, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism (Ministry) has rolled out an information portal for businesses on the bizFIJI platform. This page provides information relating to COVID-19 as they affect businesses, as and when published by respective agencies.

The page is also an avenue for Fijian businesses that are adversely impacted and need advice or support, or in turn would like to offer suggestions and support, to contact the Ministry through the submission portal and the phone numbers provided.

Businesses and traders can also use this portal to get up-to-date information and links to all relevant border agencies, including contact details for further guidance. It also aims to prevent any inaccurate information on the Fijian Government’s response to the outbreak.

Any future changes to trade-related procedure and support for Fijian businesses will be made available through this portal. Information on the COVID-19 Response Budget, following announcement on 26 March 2020, by the Honourable Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, will also be made available.

Businesses are encouraged to regularly follow bizfiji.com/covid-19 for timely updates to assist in making prudent business decisions.

 

More information:

For updates on the Fijian COVID19 situation: http://www.health.gov.fj/

For general information on precautions you can take to reduce your risk of infection: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

If at any time an individual exhibits symptoms of COVID19 whilst in Fiji, including fever, runny nose, sore throat, dry cough, shortness of breath, they should contact:

– Central 2219905

– Eastern 2219906

– Western 2219907

– Northern 2219908

Note: Foreign nationals and Australian citizens and permanent residents flying from Fiji into any Australian port of entry will be required to enter 14-day self-isolation. For more information please visit: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/

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