Travel to Fiji

Fiji: Various travel information

How do you get to the Fiji Islands?

Fiji has two international airports, Nadi and Nausori, near the capital, Suva. Compared to other islands in the Pacific, Fiji is easy to get to as many international airlines make a stopover here, not least because Nadi is one of the main hubs in the South Pacific. The islands are served by the following airlines: Aircalin, Air Fiji, Air Nauru, Air New Zealand, Air Pacific, Air Vanuatu, Freedom Air, Korean Air, Pacific Blue, Polynesian Airlines, Qantas and Solomon Airlines.

Entry and exit regulations

Upon entry, a passport that is still valid for six months from the date of entry and a return or onward ticket must be presented. A visa will then be issued for a stay of up to four months upon arrival. An exit fee will be charged. This does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

Travel to the islands

There is left-hand traffic in the Fiji Islands .

Bus

Fiji is good and inexpensive to travel to by bus.

Taxi

Taxis are plentiful and not expensive as the population depends on them.

Railway

There is a 600 km long narrow-gauge railway. The only passenger train on Vitu Levu Island runs between the Coral Coast and Natadola Beach.

Roads

Fiji has a total of 3,440 km of country roads, 1,690 km of which are tarred and 1,750 km of which are gravel.

Car

hire Car hire is expensive in Fiji. You must have a driver’s license in English or an international driver’s license.

Ferry connections, waterways

Most of the connections between the islands run via Suva. Port cities are Lambasa, Lautoka, Levuka, Malau, Savusavu, Suva and Vuda.

Air connections

The domestic airlines are:

Air Fiji, www. airfiji.net

Sun Air, www fiji.to

Turtle Airways Ltd.

The local currency is the Fiji dollar ($)

$ 1 = 100 cents

There is no limit for the import of foreign currency. However, only foreign currencies up to the imported amount may be exported again.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in the larger hotels and shops, at car rental companies and restaurants.

Shop

Cheap or country-specific goods, souvenirs

Black pearls can be bought cheaply in Savusavu on Vanua Levu, which are otherwise only found in Tahiti or the Cook Islands. There are also bark fibers and kava bowls to buy.

International license plate

According to Abbreviationfinder, Fiji’s international license plate is:

FJI

Diplomatic missions to and from Fiji

Visit Countryaah for a full list of Fiji embassies and consulates in each country around the world.

Embassy of the Fiji Islands in Great Britain Fiji High Comission 34 Hyde Park Gate London SW7 5 BN Tel: 0044 – (0) 20 – 7584 3661 Email: [email protected] www.fijihighcommission.org.uk The Embassy of Fiji Islands in London is still responsible for:

  • Egypt
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Israel

Embassy of the Fiji Islands in Belgium

Avenue Eugène Plasky 92 -94

1030 Brussels

Tel: 0032 – (0) 2 – 736 9050

Email: [email protected]

www.fijiembassy.be

German representations in the Fiji Islands

Embassy

The Federal Republic of Germany does not have its own embassy on the Fiji Islands, but is only represented by an honorary consul. The embassy in Wellington, New Zealand is responsible.

Embassy in Wellington

Hobson Street 90-92

Thorndon 6011

Wellington

Tel: 0064 – (0) 4 473 60 63

Email: [email protected]

www.wellington.diplo.de

The German Embassy in Wellington is still responsible for:

  • American Samoa
  • Cook Islands
  • Kiribati
  • Niue
  • Pitcairn
  • Samoa
  • Tonga
  • Tokelau
  • Tuvalu

Honorary Consul in Suva

Williams & Gosling LTD

PO Box 120 07

Suva

Tel: 00679 – 331 2633

Email: [email protected]

Austrian representations in the Fiji Islands

Embassy

Austria does not have its own embassy on the Fiji Islands. The embassy in Canberra, Australia is responsible.

Embassy in Canberra

12 Talbot Street

Forrest, ACT 2603

Tel: 0061 – 2 – 6295 1533

Email: [email protected]

www.aussenministerium.at/canberra

www.austria.org.au

The Austrian Embassy in Canberra continues responsible for:

  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Samoa
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu

Swiss representations in the Fiji Islands

Embassy

Switzerland does not have its own embassy in the Fiji Islands. The embassy in New Zealand is responsible.

Embassy of Switzerland, Embassy in Wellington

10 Customhouse Quay (Maritime Tower, Level 12)

Wellington 6140

Postal address: PO Box 25004, Wellington 6146

Tel: 0064 – (0) 4 – 472 1593

Email: [email protected]

www.eda.admin.ch/wellington

The Swiss embassy in Wellington is still responsible for:

  • Cook Islands
  • Niue
  • Samoa
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga

Tourist office

Tourist Office

Fiji Visitors Bureau

Petersburger Strasse 94

10247 Berlin

Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 4225 6026

Fiji Islands: Travel Medicine, Vaccinations, and Warnings

Infectious diseases

  • Malaria: There is no risk of malaria infection on the islands.
  • Cholera – only for travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or food.
  • Dengue fever – but the risk of infection is relatively low.
  • Intestinal infections from contaminated food or water, including amoeba, lamblia, salmonella, shigella, worm infestation and all kinds of viruses and bacteria.
  • Filariasis
  • Polio, polio – the risk of infection is relatively low.
  • Typhoid – only for travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.

Vaccination recommendations

  • Polio, polio
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • tetanus
  • Typhoid – only for travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.

Compulsory vaccination

For all persons older than one year who are entering from a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO, there is a compulsory vaccination against yellow fever.

Warning notices

Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany

Citizens’ Service

Phone: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 2000

www.auswaertiges-amt.de