The UK government is arranging a special charter flight to Melbourne, Australia, for around 40 British travellers stranded in Fiji who will then be able to return home by booking a commercial flight from Melbourne back to London.
The flight will depart Nadi for Melbourne on Wednesday 29 April, where passengers will be able to access a commercial Qatar Airways flight to London.
The UK Government has worked closely with the Fijian and Australian authorities and Qatar Airways to secure this route.
There are currently no commercial flight options from Fiji and this is expected to be the only UK Government charter flight. So British travellers who want to return home, are being encouraged to book at the Fiji Travel Advice page.
Foreign & Commonwealth Office Minister of State, Zac Goldsmith said:
“The UK Government is committed to supporting Brits across the world, which is why we’ve arranged this special charter flight for those stranded in Fiji to help them get home.
“At the same time we know Cyclone Harold has done huge damage to the island. We are here to support Fiji in response to this disaster and in the fight against coronavirus”
The British High Commissioner to Fiji, Melanie Hopkins said:
“I’m pleased we have been able to charter a flight out of Fiji, with the support of Fiji Airways and the Fijian authorities.