Good news for Fi­jian Bri­tish Army Hopes

Fiji Sun - - NATION - ILAIJIA RAVUWAI Edited by Jonathan Bryce Feed­back: ilaijia.ravuwai@fi­jisun.com.fj

Fi­jians in­tend­ing to travel to the United King­dom are allowed to tran­sit through New Zealand, Hong Kong and Aus­tralia.

This has been con­firmed by the Bri­tish High Com­mis­sion here in Fiji.

This is good news for Fi­jians, who need to travel to Eng­land to be­gin their roles in the Bri­tish Army. In a state­ment released by the UK Depart­ment for Trans­port, pas­sen­gers re­turn­ing to or vis­it­ing the UK from cer­tain des­ti­na­tions in­clud­ing Fiji will no longer need to self-iso­late on arrival from July 10.

This means that vis­i­tors ar­riv­ing into Eng­land will no longer need to self-iso­late un­less they have been in or tran­sited from the UK lists’ non-ex­empted coun­tries in the pre­ced­ing 14-days.

How­ever, vis­i­tors, ex­cept for those from the list of ex­empted coun­tries, will still be re­quired to pro­vide con­tact in­for­ma­tion on arrival in the UK.

The For­eign and Com­mon­wealth Of­fice (FCO) has also up­dated its global ad­vi­sory against ‘all, but es­sen­tial’ in­ter­na­tional travel to cer­tain ex­empt des­ti­na­tions that no longer pose an un­ac­cept­ably high risk of COVID-19.

The FCO has also in­di­cated that the ex­empted coun­tries and ter­ri­to­ries will be kept un­der con­stant re­view, so that if the health risks increase, self-iso­la­tion mea­sures can be re-in­tro­duced to help stop the spread of the dis­ease into the UK.

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