Last week, the Fijian government announced it was extending its ban on all international passenger flights due to a recent rise in COVID-19 cases, seemingly putting the filming of Survivor‘s forty-second season in jeopardy. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
“I want to be clear with everyone: Fiji suspended all international passenger flights from all countries on the 22nd of April,” said Ministry of Health permanent secretary Dr. James Fong. “We are not labelling countries as high-risk or low-risk—we simply are not taking passengers from any countries at all.”
He continued: “Our quarantine capacity has been directed entirely dedicated towards contacts of local cases in Fiji… We need a much firmer grasp on this outbreak before considering reopening international passenger travel.”
However, despite our initial reports, it appears that the season 42 cast was able to make it to Fiji to begin the government-mandated 14-day quarantine. Inside Survivor sources tell us that filming is expected to commence this coming weekend. We also received emails from Fijian locals reporting that certain passenger flights have still been operating.
As with season 41, which wrapped up filming earlier this week, season 42 is expected to be a shortened game, somewhere between 26-29 days.
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