23 June 2020 – Bula Bubble to facilitate Fiji’s tourism and return of airway jobs

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic, Other Announcement, Fiji Airways yet to confirm when it will hire flight crew in preparation for the Bula Bubble
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Immigration, Local Government, Tourism
Intervention Categories: International relations; International trade and travel
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The lead people are the Hon. Prime Minister, Hon Voreqe Bainimarama and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

Overview: This is an announcement of Fiji’s plan to start getting tourist as part of the Bula Bubble (Bula Bubble is a plan in place of welcoming the Aussies and Kiwis to spend their holiday in Fiji). The target audience are mainly tourists planning to spend their holiday in Fiji and flight crews of the Fiji Airways. Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said that “if Fiji starts getting tourists as part of the Bula Bubble, hotel workers will start returning to work and Fiji Airways can start it’s hiring process and get flight attendants and other crew members to work (this is part of Fiji’s COVID-SAFE ECONOMIC RECOVERY)
Full details here: https://www.fijivillage.com/news/Fiji-Airways-yet-to-confirm-when-it-will-hire-flight-crew-in-preparation-for-the-Bula-Bubble-xrf548/

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Dr. Aalisah Khan, Dr. James Fong and Dr.Jemesa Tuidravu are liasing with Professor Paul Kelly (Australia’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer) and Professor Michael Baker (the Head of the University of Otago’s Public Health Department) in reopning the boarders. Australia and New Zealand have worked on their Trans-Tasman Bubble and Fiji is working on its own bubble, a “Bula Bubble”, between Fiji, New Zealand and Australia.