Fiji Travel Information
Due to the spread of the corona virus, the
authorities from March 26, 2020 have canceled all
international flights to Fiji. For more information
about coronavirus, see the section Health.
Fiji held democratic elections in September 2014, and
is no longer under military rule. However, it is
recommended to follow the political situation.
Norway is represented by Honorary Norwegian Consulate
in Suva. Responsible Embassy is the Embassy in Canberra.
Risk of terrorist incidents is considered low on Fiji.
Homosexuality is punishable and the country practices
severe penalties for drug crime.
Norwegians staying in Fiji should exercise their
usual care and stay away from places where there are
demonstrations, street riots and large crowds. Fiji is a
relatively safe country to holiday in. The robbery and
assault of tourists occurs, most often in cities/towns
at night and at night. Ethnic contradictions still exist
between ethnic Fijians and Indians, which have
previously resulted in riots and demonstrations.
Travelers should have travel insurance that covers
expenses that can be incurred in the event of a travel
accident and death, see also the embassy's article on
assistance to Norwegians abroad.
- Countryaah: Suva is the capital
of Fiji. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
Take extra care of passports, credit cards, cash and
tickets and do not leave this in the car. Due to very
large distances in Oceania, it will take time and incur
extra costs to get a passport replaced. Make copies of
passports and pages with current visas, as well as other
travel documents and keep them separate from original
The road standard in Fiji is poor and there will
often be people and animals on the road. Motorcyclists
in particular are prone to road accidents.
The safety standard is poorer than what Norwegian
citizens are accustomed to, especially in the area of
risk sports and transport by boat between the islands.
Consult locally for safe areas for swimming and other
Fiji can be hit by tropical storms, hurricanes and
cyclones with strong winds and high rainfall, with
subsequent danger of flooding and landslides. The
hurricane season is from November to April, with the
highest frequency in January and February.
Fiji is located in an earthquake area and can thus be
hit either directly by an earthquake or by a tsunami as
a result of an earthquake further out in the Pacific.
Look for messages and advice from local
authorities both before, during and after an
emergency. If you need assistance, contact the Norwegian
Embassy in Canberra.
It is recommended that you check the Foreign Travel
Office's official travel advice before traveling. In
addition, you are recommended to download the brochure
Reiseklar, which provides advice and assistance to
Norwegians traveling abroad. Norwegian citizens are
encouraged to have valid travel insurance.
Local emergency numbers are as follows: Police 917,
Fire and ambulance 911
In crisis and emergency situations, the public is
encouraged to contact the Norwegian Embassy in Canberra
Tel: +61 2 6270 5700
Outside the embassy's opening hours, the public can
contact UD's 24-hour operating center
Tel: +47 23 95 00 00
On the UD's travel information pages you will also
find general precautions and UD's travel rules, as well
as good advice before and during the trip. The Ministry
of Foreign Affairs encourages anyone who is going to
countries outside Europe and North America to register
on www.reiseregistrering.no. Travel registration is also
recommended for anyone who is going to be abroad for an
extended period of time, including students and other
In a crisis situation where there is reason to
believe that family and friends may be concerned, the
embassy encourages Norwegians in the affected areas to
contact family members in Norway. Family members can
also contact the local authorities in the affected
areas. General precautions for natural disasters in
Oceania can be found here.
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
Norwegian citizens on tourist visits can stay in Fiji
for up to four months without a visa. The prerequisites
are that the passport is valid for six months after the
end of the visit, and that you are able to view travel
documents and maintenance status. More information is
When leaving Fiji, anyone over the age of 12 must pay
an exit tax of 100 Fijian dollars. Passport is the only
valid identification document. It is the traveler's
responsibility to ensure that travel documents, visas
etc. are valid.
Importation of natural and animal products and
livestock is permitted only after prior approval by the
Coronavirus (covid-19): Due to the
spread of the virus, the Fiji authorities have canceled
all international flights to Fiji from March 26, 2020.
As of March 29, all local shipping companies also
ceased. Information on the measures can be read on the
websites of the Ministry of Health & Medical Services
and the Government of Fiji 's official Facebook page. It
is the authorities of Fiji who are responsible for
updating the websites.
Norwegian travelers should also keep abreast of the
development of the corona virus, as well as keep up to
date with guidance and instructions from the Fiji
You can find more information and guidance from the
Norwegian health authorities on the website of the
Norwegian Institute of Public Health. See also UD's
answers to frequently asked questions about travel and
When traveling to Fiji you should be careful with
mosquito protection; Outbreaks of dengue fever and zika
Malaria does not exist. Dengue fever can occur during
the summer months from November to April. Therefore,
precautions should be taken to avoid mosquito/ insect
Over the past three months, widespread spread of the
Zika virus has been detected in the Fiji Islands.
Despite this, a decrease in the number of outbreaks of
zika fever has been reported in 2016. The zika virus can
be transmitted by mosquitoes or by sexual transmission.
The symptoms are usually mild and many infected with the
zika virus do not get sick. More information can be
found on the Institute of Public Health's website.
From May 3, 2017, Norwegian health authorities have
changed the advice for pregnant women and other
travelers to areas with zika. It is now open for more
testing for couples in connection with pregnancy.
Pregnant women are still recommended to postpone
unnecessary travel to areas with zika virus. Use of a
condom during sexual activity will reduce the risk of
infection by the zika virus. Women should avoid becoming
pregnant during their stay by using birth control.
Please see the National Health Institute's advice for
pregnant women and other travelers to areas with zika.
Tourists should take common precautions when it comes
to food and drink in tropical areas.
Area code for phone calls to Fiji is +679. Time
difference is ten to eleven hours depending on Norwegian
summer and winter time. Visa, Mastercard, Amex and
Diners are accepted by most hotels, restaurants, shops
and car rental companies.
Power uses 240V and three-point plugs. There are no
region codes. There are generally good telephone
connections in Fiji, but it is common for Norwegian and
Australian mobile phones not to work/work poorly. Mobile
coverage can be especially bad outside cities and on the
Opening hours for banks are 0900-1600, public offices
0800-1630, and for shops 0800 - 1700. Both shops and
offices are normally closed between 11.00 and 16.00.
1300 and 1400
Fiji is an English language country. Fijian and
Hindustani are also very widespread. In Fiji you usually
dress informally, but fairly. Women should cover their
shoulders and knees as they move outside beaches and
tourist hotels. It is considered rude to wear a hat when
visiting villages. Tips are neither common nor expected.
For more information, contact the Norwegian Honorary
Consulate in Suva:
Royal Norwegian Consulate, Suva
Level 3, Pacific House
Butt Street, Suva
Tel: +679 3314 188
Fax: +679 3302 672