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Legal Alert: Fiji rescinds Covid-19 public health restrictions for businesses and travelers to Fiji

Dec 7, 2022 / by Aminiasi Vulaono posted in Covid19 Fiji, Public Health and Covid, Fiji Covid laws

The Fiji government has, via Public Notice rescinded the public health restrictions that impacted businesses and travelers to Fiji. These changes to public health measures have retrospective effect.

In this legal alert, we briefly update on the recent changes to public health requirements.

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Amendments to the Public Health Act pave the way for the use of infringement notices for those failing to abide by public health laws

Jun 8, 2021 / by Aminiasi Vulaono posted in Commercial law Fiji, Covid19 Fiji, Public Health Act Fiji, Infringement Notices Fiji, Public Health and Covid

On 03 June 2021, the Parliament of Fiji passed the Public Health (Amendment) Act 2021. The Amendment Act introduces amendments (amendments) to Part 7 of the Public Health Act of 1935 (the Act) which deals with all matters relating to infectious diseases.

While the background and explanatory notes of the amendments relate largely to the current Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, the amendments in fact relate to all infectious diseases under Part 7 of the Act including Covid-19.

In this commercial law update we explain the amendments and provide our comments in relation to the amendments by way of guidance and to assist in the current situation that requires all Fijians to work together to do what we can to reduce the transmission of this virus and get back to the way we want to.

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