PM markets Fiji to billionaires

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Prime Minister Voreqe Baininmarama during her welcome ceremony at the GPH. Picture: RAMA/FILE

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has offered Fiji as a new home for billionaires wanting to escape the COVID-19 pandemic in paradise.

In a tweet, Mr Bainimarama said billionaires could jet into the country, rent their own island and invest millions of dollars in Fiji in the process.

While easing some of Fiji’s COVID-19 restrictions, Mr Bainimarama announced the country was looking to attract “VIPs” to boost the tourism sector.

He said Government was working on a “Bula Bubble” which involved travel between Fiji, New Zealand and Australia.

He said to come to Fiji, Australian and New Zealand tourists must present a certificate from a recognised medical institution certifying their 14 days of quarantine in their home country, along with proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours of their departure for Fiji.

“Or upon arrival in Fiji, they can complete 14 days of quarantine at their own cost in a Fijian Government-designated quarantine centre or a hotel of their choosing, after which a negative COVID test can clear them to start their “Bula Bubble” vacation.”

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