Tropical Storm WINSTON causes major damage in Fiji

A 30-day state of natural disaster has been declared and a curfew was extended after 5 people died when cyclone WINSTON hit with winds estimated at up to 285km/h. It destroyed hundreds of homes and crops and damaged buildings, roads, telecommunications, electricity and water infrastructure. The worst-affected areas were along the northern coast of the main island, Viti Levu. Tourist infrastructure has also been affected. International commercial flights are expected to resume on February 22nd.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers should continue to follow the instructions of local emergency authorities and pay close attention to their personal security at all times. Try to avoid severely affected areas where essential services may be limited.

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