FAQ-South Pacific – Fiji

What you need to know

Information and Facts

With over 300 islands, Fiji’s palmed beaches, clear water and coral reefs create a natural, magical paradise. Fiji is the ultimate relaxing island adventure. Relieve the stress of the day to day, and visit the calm waters of Fiji. Speak to one of our friendly destination specialists and start planning your next trip. 

Fiji: Facts & Information

Weather

Fiji enjoys a tropical island climate year-round with most months reaching temperatures around 30°C. Fiji is a sunny and tropical climate with the cooler months being from May through November, when temperatures range from 19ºC to 29ºC. From December through April, with temperatures ranging from 22ºC to 33ºC.

Safety

The islands of Fiji are generally a safe destination for travel. Fiji has a relatively low crime rate, few endemic diseases and a great health care system. With common-sense, you can safely enjoy Fiji. However, as with all travel at home or away, you should observe the same precautions with your personal safety and possessions.

Vaccinations

WHO recommends travellers be up to date with their Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid & yellow fever. Meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap is also recommended. It is always good practice to speak to your doctor before travelling to another country.
yel rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumoniaand influenza shots

Currency & Customs

In Fiji, the basic unit of currency is the Fijian dollar (FJD). Tipping in Fiji is neither customary or expected, with the exception of tour leaders. There is no limit on currency but you will need to declare amounts over FJD$10, 000. If you need prescription medicines you should have a prescription from your physician advising that the medicine is being used under a doctor’s direction.

Electricity

Mains voltage in Fiji is 240V 50Hz. If your country does not use appliances within the 230V 50Hz mains voltage range, you will need to purchase a voltage converter. You will also need a power adapter. The plugs in Fiji have 2 flat metal pins shaped like an upside down “V” and some may contain a third flat pin in the centre, the same as in Australia and New Zealand.

Language

English is the official language. Fijian and Hindustani are also spoken.