Foreign travel advice

Fiji

Important COVID-19 travel guidance

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Travel to some countries and territories is currently exempted.

This advice is being kept under constant review. Travel disruption is still possible and national control measures may be brought in with little notice, so check our travel guidance.

Summary

Coronavirus (COVID-19): stay up to date

Effective from Monday 22 June, the national curfew will be enforced from 11pm to 4am daily and will remain in force until further notice. Social restrictions have also been relaxed allowing for gatherings up to 100 individuals and will apply to weddings, funerals, conferences, community gatherings, cafes and restaurants.

Air New Zealand have indicated they will operate a number of flights between Auckland and Nadi. Fiji Airways have indicated they will continue to operate ad hoc flights. See Return to the UK

The Fijian government has announced the closure of its border to all non-Fijian citizens. Only Fijian citizens are allowed to return on repatriation flights and Fiji is not allowing any transits either from any other country. See Entry Requirements.

For guidance on how to stay safely in Fiji as a visitor if you are unable to return to the UK, see Staying during coronavirus

As of 17 April, most non-essential staff and dependants in the British High Commission Suva have been relocated to Australia or New Zealand, where they continue to deliver critical work including consular assistance, and remotely supporting core staff in Suva.

Cyclone season is normally between November and April but cyclones can occur throughout the year. Severe weather may result in flooding, landslides, and disruption to essential services and infrastructure. See Natural disasters

Around 20,000 British nationals visit Fiji every year. Most visits to Fiji are trouble-free.

As a developing state, Fiji’s health system is not as comprehensive as you would find in the UK. See Health

UK health authorities have classified Fiji as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Take care when visiting isolated locations, especially if you’re on your own. There have been serious cases of sexual assaults against foreign women in Fiji. See Crime

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Fiji, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.