Australia’s High Commissioner to Fiji John Feakes has reassured Fijians that they are working hard to include Fiji in a travel bubble.
He says the Australian Government recognizes the importance the bubble holds for the Fijian economy, however the bubble can only be open when borders are safe.
Talks between Fiji, New Zealand and Australia is currently being held to decide when it would be safest to open borders.
With New Zealand being hit with a second wave, plans about a travel bubble may have to deferred.
However, Australian High Commissioner to Fiji John Feakes is positive that once proper protocols are established, travels can resume.
Feakes says they need to ensure that protocols governing travel actually work before opening travel between countries.
Australian Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham had earlier announced that the Australia’s border is likely to stay closed until next year.
When asked whether that meant the border would not open until next year, Feakes says, it would more likely not be the case.
Fiji’s inclusion in the travel bubble alongside Australia and New Zealand would do far more good than any aid or assistance.