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- The Dark Side of Reopening Borders in the Pacific
When Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama announced Fiji would open its borders to international travellers on 1 December 2021, much of the focus was inevitably on the revival of the tourist sector, which comprises 40 per cent of the country’s economy. However, there is a dark side to the reopening of borders across the Pacific.
As discussed last month at the Australia Pacific Security College’s webinar talanoa, of particular concern are the risks associated with reopening Pacific borders to the world, including the risks posed by transnational criminal actors once national borders open. Of particular concern are trends in human trafficking.
Read the full article here: https://www.policyforum.net/the-dark-side-of-reopening-borders-in-the-pacific/