Fiji: FAQs

Our frequently asked questions about travel to Fiji. If you have any other questions, please contact your travel designer or concierge.

Do I need a visa?

For those visiting for less than four months and travelling on a valid and current passport, no visitor’s visa is required though the passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your intended date of departure.

A useful website for checking whether you require a visa is however we strongly advise you consult the details with the relevant embassies which will be able to give you the exact detail, and that you do this at least 2 months prior to your trip.

Will I need travel insurance?

All travellers should check to be certain they are covered by their own medical insurance including a travel policy. We highly recommend that you take out trip cancellation insurance and medical evacuation. This will cover you if you must cancel for medical or family emergency reasons, and provides additional coverage should you need medical attention while on the trip.

Clients have previously booked through Allianz, CSA Travel Insurance or Travel Guard, however we do not recommend a specific insurance broker and we do not sell travel insurance.

Remember to first check with your credit card provider who often offer travel insurance as part of their package.

What currency should I bring?

You will need Fijian Dollars. The airport has an ATM as will areas like Port Denarau however once you are on a remote island there will be no access. You can also use your credit or debit card to pay for anything at your resort.

Electrical plugs

Fiji uses a flat 3 or 2 pin plug, with a mains voltage of 230–240V, 50 hertz. Adaptors/converters are often available at hotels and lodges or for purchase locally. This is the same plug as Australia and New Zealand.

When will I receive my travel pack and itinerary?

You’ll be sent your travel pack about 1-2 months before you travel with information about the destinations you are visiting. Your confirmed itinerary summary will be sent to you by email before your trip. All vouchers for your tours and transportation will be provided to you when you arrive in Fiji with a copy of your most up-to-date detailed itinerary and schedule.

What are the tipping suggestions?

In Fiji, tipping is not customary, nor required. Fiji is a communal society, and as such, everything is shared. You should not feel obliged to tip tour guides or concierge, it is however appropriate where service has been exceptional. Taxi drivers and hotel porters also appreciate a small change tip for their service. You can also tip in restaurants if you feel it is appropriate, however it is not expected.

What is the weather like in Fiji?

Tropical Fiji is warm year-round, with temperatures generally hovering around 25-30°C (77-86°F). The dry season, from May to October, enjoys less rain, pleasant breezes and cooler nights. Summer, from November to April, is humid and sees torrential tropical downpours, usually in the afternoon, and the occasional storm.

Any local customs I should be aware of?

It is important to dress modestly when away from hotels and resorts and particularly when visiting a Fijian village. Avoid wearing a hat in a village as it is considered an insult to the village chief. It is also insulting to touch someone’s head. It’s best to not wear shoes if visiting someone’s house. When visiting a village, it is customary to present an inexpensive gift of ‘yaqona’ or kava to the “Turaga Ni Koro”, the traditional head of the village. Be prepared to shake hands and answer personal questions as to where you are from, whether married; and, if so, how many children