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Fiji Visitor Information

Climate

Fiji enjoys a mild tropical climate averaging 31ºC (88º F) during the summer months of November to April and 29ºC (84º F) during the winter months of May to October.

Time zone

GMT + 12; Sydney + 2 hrs; Hong Kong + 4 hrs; New York + 16 hrs; Los Angeles + 19 hrs

Currency

Fiji Dollar - FJD

Banks - ANZ Banking Group, Westpac and Bank of South Pacific.

Passport and Visa requirements

Nationals of visa exempt countries *(see list below) are granted a visitor permit valid for four (4) months on arrival. Extensions may be granted on application with a fee for a maximum of two (2) more months during the initial 4-month period not after.

The above visa is issued on arrival on the condition that the bearer holds:

  • A passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of departure from Fiji

  • Return or Outbound tickets

  • Re-entry/entry visa to a country other than their own (for example: permanent residents of Australia must produce a valid re-entry visa for Australia)

  • Evidence of sufficient funds for your stay in Fiji

The countries listed below are classified by Fiji as ‘visa-exempt’ countries. Nationals of these countries are not required to obtain visas before entering the Fiji Islands as their visitors’ visa will be stamped on arrival at the Fiji border.

Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, The Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana , Brazil, Brunei, Darussalam , Bulgaria, Canada , Chile , China , Columbia , Cook Islands [NZ passport holder] , Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Commonwealth Dominica, Estonia, The federal Republic of Germany, The federated States of Micronesia, Finland, France, The Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Holy See (Vatican), Hong Kong[SAR], Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macau, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Nauru, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Romania, Russia, Samoa, Serbia, Slovak Republic, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Duty Free allowances

2.25 litres of spirits OR 4.5 litres of beer OR 4.5 litres of wine.

250 grams of cigarettes OR 250 grams of tobacco.

* Duty free allowances are subject to change.

Tipping

Tipping is not encouraged in Fiji and is left to the individual to determine whether to
make a gratuity.

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Language

English is the official language of Fiji, however indigenous Fijians also speak Fijian while Indo-Fijians speak Hindustani.

Here are some Fijian words to get you started.

Fijian English
Bula Hello
Bula vinaka A warm hello
Ni sa moce (ni sa mothey) Goodbye
Vinaka Thank you
Kerekere Please
Mai kana Let’s eat

Dress

Dress is casual and informal throughout the islands. Light tropical attire such as golf shirts, short-sleeve shirts, summer dresses, T-shirts, shorts and slacks for evenings. The wraparound 'sulu' (sarong) is Fiji's most distinctive form of dress. Modest dress is advised in towns and villages.

Getting around

Getting around the islands is easy with our sister airline Fiji Link or jump aboard a sea transfer to the islands and on the main island of Viti Levu, taxis, private cars or coach transfers are available.

Electricity

The electrical current in Fiji is 240 volts AC/50 cycles. Fiji has three pin power outlets identical to Australia and New Zealand. Some hotels and resorts offer universal outlets for 240v or 110v shavers.

Health

Yellow fever and cholera vaccinations are only required if coming from an infected area as designated by the World Health Organisation. Hospitals are located in major centres and there are health centres in rural areas. Hotels and resorts usually have a qualified nurse on the premises and a doctor on call. Water is generally safe to drink from taps at hotels but do check with your hotel on check-in if it is recommended.

Related Information

You may also be interested in the following information:

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Flight Schedules
Flight Status - Departures and Arrivals
Airport Weather
Travel Alerts
Baggage Allowances
Oversized Baggage, Excess Baggage And Charges
Special Travel Needs
Duty Free Rules
Check-in Times
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