Fast Facts: Fiji

Below are some of the most common questions from our travelers.

Do I need a passport? What is required for entry?

U.S. citizens must have a passport, which should contain at least 2 blank pages and be valid for at least six months after your return date. Passports expiring before then should be renewed as soon as possible.

Many countries also require a travel visa for entry. Some countries issue visas upon arrival, but in most cases, you need to obtain visas prior to travel. Airlines and cruises may deny boarding and your tour may be disrupted if your visa is not in order.

For U.S. citizens booked on a tour or package with Scheduled Dates, we will send you complete visa instructions and application forms after you book.

If you hold a passport from another country, or are not booked on a tour with Scheduled Dates, you are responsible for obtaining your own visa and meeting all entry requirements. If a visa is required, we recommend using a fee-based visa service, such as our preferred provider VisaHQ.

What is the weather like?

Fiji's summer occurs December thru March. June thru October happen to be the driest months. Average year-round temperatures are in the 70's and 80's with warm nights. Take along a light sweater for cooler nights.

Click here for the current forecast in Fiji.

What is required for entry?

U.S. and Canadian citizens are required to have a valid passport, proof of onward passage, and sufficient funds to enter Fiji.

Are there any health precautions I should take?

Fiji is free of most tropical diseases including Malaria. Take mosquito repellant regardless, and lots of sunblock.

Center for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov/travel/austspac.htm
World Health Organization: http://www.who.int/countries/en/#71

What is the currency?

The currency in Fiji is the Fijian dollar. Click here for current exchange rates.

Are tips & service charges customary?

No tipping is required.

What are the best items to shop for?

In Fiji, shop for local goods such as pottery, tapa (bark) cloth, coral, wood carvings, silver jewelry, grass skirts, and local music. Also shop for cameras, perfumes, and watches that are duty-free. Avoid turtle-shell or whalebone products as they will be confiscated by customs.

What are the voltage requirements?

240 volts. Plug I. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. Click here for more information about electrical standards around the world.

Can I take my cell phone?

See our blog post on using your cell phone abroad.

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