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Fiji Travel Information

According to thedresswizard, Fiji (Fiji: Viti, Hindi: फ़िजी) is a country (archipelago) in Oceania consisting of 332 islands, about a third of which are inhabited. Fiji has been independent from the United Kingdom since 1970. The largest islands of Fiji are: Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Kadavu, Ovalau and Rotuma. The capital of Fiji is Suva, located on the island of Viti Levu.

Fiji is actually only really known for 3 things and those are: sun, sea and sand! Fiji consists of 332 islands, many of which are uninhabited and can be rented for an exclusive holiday. These islands lie in a deep blue sea with pearly white beaches and palm trees. You can spot dolphins and whales. The islands are also known for diving and snorkeling. You will find coral reefs, sharks and many colorful fish. You can also enjoy rafting and kayaking in Fiji. On the islands you will find a lot of untouched nature with waterfalls and many tropical birds. See weddinginfashion for economy of Oceania.

Where is Fiji?

Travel information of Fiji

Official name: Republic of Fiji
Continent: Oceania
Area: 18,274 km²
Capital: Suva
Country code: FJ, FJI
Population: 935,974 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Military junta
Highest point: 1,324 m (Tomanivi)
Distance (Amsterdam – Suva): 16,145 km
Flight time: approximately 24 hours and 30 minutes

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place in Fiji that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Fiji, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Fiji. If you want to put together your own trip or are looking for separate travel components such as hotels, airline tickets and a rental car, please visit our travel offer page.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Fiji?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Fiji at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Fiji has a tropical climate. Throughout the year the temperatures are around 20 to 30 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Fiji can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Fiji can be found at Climate info.

Best time
May, June, July, August, September and October are the best months to travel to Fiji. This avoids the prolonged rainy season.

Fiji is the official language in Fiji. In addition, English is spoken.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon arrival in Fiji.
A visa is not necessary if you stay in Fiji for less than 4 months.
You will be required to pay a departure tax of approximately $100 Fiji per person upon departure from Fiji.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in New Zealand (also for Fiji):
Embassy of Fiji in Belgium (also for the Netherlands):
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting Fiji it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Money and Currency
In Fiji, payment is made with the Fiji dollar (FJD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Fiji can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
Prices in Fiji are much lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -25% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (54% cheaper), food (6% more expensive), imported beer in catering (6% cheaper), cigarettes (25% cheaper) and public transport (82% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Fiji it is not customary to tip. Service costs are already included in the prices.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 10 hours later in Fiji.
During our winter time it is 11 hours later in Fiji.
Fiji has no difference between winter time and summer time.
The local time, date, time zone and exceptions for Fiji can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and Route
In Fiji you must drive on the left.
To drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Fiji, you must have an international driver’s license or a legalized English translation of the Dutch driver’s license. The international driver’s license is available at an ANWB shop.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Fiji.

In Fiji you need a travel plug.
More information about common plugs and sockets in Fiji can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 911
– Fire: 9170
– Ambulance: 911

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Fiji can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Fiji can be found at Abyznewslinks.

Fiji websites end
Official Fiji websites: and

The country code (international prefix) to call someone in Fiji is 00679 +679.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Fiji? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Phone numbers can be found in the Fiji Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Fiji Yellow Pages.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Fiji.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Fiji.

An overview of all public holidays in Fiji can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Fiji, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Fiji?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Fiji. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Fiji can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Fiji can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Fiji? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Fiji.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 21.
– Alcohol and traffic: Maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.
– Tobacco: Unknown
– Smoking ban: Unknown
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know…
…Fiji is largely covered with tropical forests?
…Three quarters of the population live in the capital Suva?
… Gold is being mined in Fiji?
…10% of Fiji residents play Rugby?
…Fiji is exactly on the time zone boundary (UTC-12 and UTC+12)?

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