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Fiji PM asks billionaires to shelter from the pandemic in 'paradise'

Jun 28, 2020 13:00 IST

The nation of Fiji has reopened its many islands for tourism after months of lockdown, but only if you're a billionaire. The prime minister, Frank Bainimarama wrote on Twitter that if 'you can fly your own jet, rent your own island, and invest millions of dollars in Fiji in the process, you may have a new home to escape the pandemic in paradise.' The tourism-reliant archipelago is planning to attract high net-worth individuals to revive its economy. The VIP tourists will have to pass a Covid-19 test, spend 14 days at sea or spend the equivalent in quarantine upon arrival. According to Guardian, one VIP group of 30 members is already making its way to Fiji to spend three months in paradise. A nation of 900,000 people, Fiji reported only 18 cases of Covid-19 and was declared virus-free on June 4.

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