Reconsider travel alert for Fiji due to Tropical Cyclone Winston
updated at 5pm Monday, 22 Feb ’16
Nadi international Airport has re-opened. A 30 day nationwide state of emergency has been declared. Smarttraveller.com.au is advising all Australians to reconsider their travel plans to Fiji.
Tropical Cyclone Winston has caused significant and widespread damage across Fiji, including to buildings, roads, telecommunications, electricity and water infrastructure. Catastrophic damage has been reported in some areas. Tourist infrastructure has also been affected. Some international commercial flights recommenced on Monday 22 February. Nadi international Airport has re-opened. For travel arrangements contact your travel provider. A 30 day nationwide state of emergency has been declared, however the government-imposed curfew has been lifted. Flood warnings remain in place in some areas. Australians in Fiji are advised to continue to follow the instructions of local authorities, pay close attention to their personal security at all times and where possible, make contact with relatives and friends in Australia. Those in need of consular assistance should call the 24 hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on +61 2 6261 3305 (see Additional information). The level of advice has not changed. We advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Fiji due to the impact of Tropical Cyclone Winston.
Category Five Tropical Cyclone Winston is likely to significantly affect Fiji, including the capital Suva, from 20 February. Smarttraveller.com.au is advising all Australians to reconsider their travel plans to Fiji.
You should expect high winds, heavy rains and storm surges in coastal areas. You should follow local sources of information for latest developments and follow the instructions of hotel management and local authorities. Disruptions to transport are expected; contact your airline or travel provider for information on flights and other disruptions (see Additional information). We have increased the overall level of advice for Fiji. We advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Fiji due to the likely impact of TC Winston.
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