Passports and VisasPassport required for entry and a ticket for onward travel is required.
Health InformationNo vaccinations required for entry.
TimeEST + 17 hours - Fiji also recognizes Daylight Savings
Electricity240 volts AC 50 Hlz. Fiji has three pin power outlets. Converters are recommended.
Languages SpokenEnglish - you may hear Fijians and Indians speak in their vernacular.
CurrencyThe Fijian dollar $
Gratuity TipsTipping is not encouraged in Fiji and it is left to the individual to determine whether to make a gratuity. However, your porter will still expect a small tip.
Taxes and VATSYou will not be entitled to a VAT refund when you leave the country. Fiji imposes a 3% tax on all hotel expenditures.
Banks, Credit Cards, ATMsAmerican Express, Diners Club, Visa, JCB International and Mastercard have representatives in Suva. ATMs accept most credit and debit cards. The outer islands do not have ATMs on them yet.
Driver License RequirementsYou may drive in Fiji have a valid driving license for the same class of vehicle in your home country.
Clothing RequirementsModest dress is the order of the day,(cotton and casual are the way to go) particularly in the villages. As a rule, don't leave the hotel swimming pool or the beach in bathing suits or other skimpy attire. That includes low-slung pants and shorts. Do not enter a Fijian village wearing a hat or sunglasses, or with your shoulders uncovered as it is considered rude to the chief.
Each island is a honeymoon paradise lined with white sandy beaches and fringed with coral reefs in warm, turquoise waters - the diving and snorkeling are especially superb. Officially known as The Sovereign Democratic Republic of the Fiji Islands, the Fiji Islands is an independent nation consisting of more than 300 islands in its archipelago surrounding the Koro Sea in the South Pacific Ocean.
Climate and Weather
Other Important Information
For more information on the Destination, pick up a copy of Moon Handbooks: Fiji at Amazon.com.
Also check out Lonely Planet Diving & Snorkeling in Fiji at Amazon.com.
Destination Wedding Information
- Couples apply for a marriage license on arrival in Fiji, at the Registrar General's office in Suva or Lautoka.
- There is no waiting period.
- No Blood test are required.
- Couples will need valid passports and, if possible, birth certificates.
- If you or your fiance are under 21, a parental letter of consent is required.
- If previously divorced, a decree of dissolution will be required by the Registrar General.
- The cost of a license is FJ$20.00 or about US$10.20.
by Teresa Nelle last updated on 12/05/2013