9 Nov 2016

Concerns in Fiji over Australian visa-free hoax

6:53 pm on 9 November 2016

Reports from Fiji say the Commerce Commission is concerned about claims on Facebook that people in Fiji are to enjoy visa-free access to Australia.

fiji flag at parliament

Photo: RNZI/ Sally Round

Fijivillage reported that the Commission says it is a major concern because more than 50 cases of misleading and deceptive trade practices by various travel agents have been recorded in the past year.

The Australian High Commission said it was aware of a scam circulating on social media but said Canberra has made no changes to the entry requirements for Fiji citizens.

It said any suspected fraud should be reported to the police, the Commerce Commission or the Australian High Commission in Suva.