Passport & 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 /citizens 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, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China People’s Republic of, Columbia, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Commonwealth of Dominica, Estonia, Germany, Micronesia, Finland, France, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Holy See (Vatican), Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lesotho, Luxemburg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Niue, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, New Caledonia, 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 and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vanuatu, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Duty Free Allowance
2.25 litres of Spirits OR 4.5 litres of beer OR 4.5 litres of wine
200 grams of cigarettes OR 200 grams of tobacco
* Duty Free allowances are current as at April 2010 and may be subject to change.
Fiji enjoys a mild tropical climate averaging 31º Celsius (88º F) during the summer months of November to April and 29º Celsius (84º F) during the winter months of May to October.
Fiji Dollar – FJD
Banks – ANZ (Australia and New Zealand Banking Group), Westpac, Colonial, Bank South Pacific and Bank of Baroda.
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 for women and men. Modest dress is advised in towns and villages.
The electrical current in Fiji is 240 volts AC/50 cycles. Fiji has three pin power outlets identical to Australia and New Zealand. Leading hotels and resorts offer universal outlets for 240v or 110v shavers, hair dryers, etc.
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 the 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. Fresh water is safe to drink from the tap.
English is the official language of Fiji, however indigenous Fijians also speak Fijian and the Indo-Fijians speak Hindustani. Here are some Fijian words to get you started:
Ni sa moce (ni sa mothey)
A warm hello
Fiji’s population is close to 900,000
GMT + 12
Tipping is not encouraged in Fiji and is left to the individual to determine whether to make a gratuity.