Impact of COVID-19 on the Tourism Industry of Fiji, Solomon Islands, and Samoa

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COVID-19 is an illness caused by the novel Coronavirus. Initially, the outbreak of this virus occurred in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, in China.

Global Health Crisis is a complex health crisis comprised of viruses and a chain of outbreaks that affects everyone globally.


The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic has evolved from a health crisis to a global economic crisis that has impacted countries worldwide. Each country has been affected differently by the spread of the COVID-19 (see United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 2020). Restrictions on the movement of people, which includes curfews, and national lockdowns, has adversely affected countries that rely on tourism for their livelihoods. The extent of the COVID-19 crisis that each economy faces is influenced by health infrastructure, financial resources, economic structure, and fiscal space available for...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Business and EconomicsSchool of Management and Public Administration, The University of the South PacificSuvaFiji
  2. 2.School of Economics, University of FijiLautokaFiji
  3. 3.School of Business and Management, University of the South PacificSuvaFiji