FIJI TRAVEL GUIDE

INTRODUCTION TO FIJI

Sunny skies, swaying coconut palms casting long shadows on sandy shores teasingly lapped by aquamarine waters, sails billowing in the gentle breeze, boats coming in laden with fresh sea bounty and long, cool drinks served by smiling islanders happy to have guests over - all that and much more is on offer in the Fiji Islands. Pleasure seekers, lotus-eaters and those with wanderlust in their blood head out to the Republic of Fiji - a tropical paradise of three hundred islands in the mid-South Pacific.

 

A melting pot of many Pacific and Asian cultures, the Fiji Islands reflects the laid back, easy-going nature and holiday ambience of the Pacific Islands. Well connected by international airlines, Fiji has a superb tourist infrastructure and is the perfect pleasure trip for snorkelers, scuba divers, swimmers and beach bums. Great food, a warm and friendly people and weather designed to please even the most difficult - add to that sun, sand and sea and its an all-time unbeatable combination.

 

FIJI COVID-19 TRAVEL STATUS

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Fiji has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who are not residents.Entry restrictionsFiji has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not nationals or residents of Fiji.Entry requirementsReturning residents and citizens must request permission to enter Fiji from the COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Taskforce (CRMT). To do this you must email the following documents to ¶Letter addressed to the Chair COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Taskforce providing background to your request;•Copy of passport bio-data page;¶Copy of the valid work permit or provide the approval letter by Immigration that was given for the work permit;•Proposed itinerary;•Confirmation you are willing to enter a government-mandated quarantine facility for 14 days;•Evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test (for a nasopharyngeal sample taken not more than 72 hours before departure). The test result must be in the form of the complete report from the laboratory that performed the test.All Fijian citizens and Fiji residents must download the careFIJI app to enter the country. Those without a smartphone will be required to buy one upon landing at Nadi airport for $100.There is currently 1 active case of COVID-19 diagnosed in Fiji and 2 deaths as of Nov 15 2020 https://fj.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/fiji/entry-requirements

 
 

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FIJI QUICK FACTS

  • Capital: Suva
  • Currency: Fijian dollar (FJD)
  • Area: 18,270km²
  • Population: 883 483 (2018)
  • Language: English (official), Fijian, Hindustani
  • Religion: Christian 58% (Methodist 36%, Roman Catholic 9%), Hindu 33.7%, Muslim 7%, Sikh 0.4%
  • Electricity: 240V, 50Hz (Australian plug)
 

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FIJI PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 10 October, Fiji Day
  • 26 December, Boxing Day

Also, Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Monday, Diwali, and Maulid an-Nabi.

 
 

FIJI WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Temperatures in Fiji remain relatively constant throughout the year, averaging around 23-25°C in the dry season (May-Oct) and 26-27°C in the wet season (Nov-Apr). Greater seasonal variation is seen in the precipitation regime, with an average of around 250-400mm of rainfall per month in the wet season and 80-150 mm per month in the dry. Periods of drought are known to occur during El Niño periods. Annual precipitation shows some spatial variation, Fiji’s most populous island, Viti Levu, sees much stronger precipitation on its east side compared to its west. Tropical cyclones are a major feature of climate in the Fijian region and are another variable influenced both in terms of intensity and location by El Niño Southern Oscillation.

 

SPORT & ACTIVITIES

HIKING & CYCLING IN FIJI

The best time for outdoor activities in Fiji is from May to October.

BEACH OPTIONS IN FIJI

The best time to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Fiji is from May to October, during the dry season and when the temperatures are more moderate.

SURFING IN FIJI

Fiji is a year-round, tropical surf destination! There are two distinct surfing seasons in Fiji: the dry winter season from March to October, which produces the biggest waves and then the wet summer season from November to March, which has lighter winds and less consistent swells.

KITESURF IN FIJI

The wind in Fiji is relatively constant throughout the year and although it can be very wet from January to March, the ocean water remains warm (26° - 30°C) and calm! The best time for kite surfing is during the dry months from July to September. Popular kite surfing spots are Namotu Island, Vanua Levu, Nananu-i-Ra and Suva.

For more details on kite surfing in Fiji expand this section!

 
 

HEALTH RISKS IN FIJI

Be aware of possible health risks in 

Fiji

Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.

Dengue - Dengue is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. About one in four people infected with dengue will get sick. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe.

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