Summary

The Fiji Meteorological Service has issued a cyclone alert. Tropical Cyclone Mona is approaching Fiji and may strengthen to a category 2 cyclone by 5 January, bringing strong winds and heavy rain. You should monitor local media and weather forecasts, drive cautiously, avoid flooded areas and follow the directions of local authorities. If consular assistance is required, please dial +679 3229100 and follow the prompts.

General elections were held in Fiji in November 2018 returning the ruling Fiji First Party to govern for the next four years. See Political situation

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

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. Monitor approaching storms and follow the advice of local authorities. See Natural disasters

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.