Foreign travel advice

Fiji

Summary

Cases of locally transmitted Zika virus have been confirmed in the last 3 months. You should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre and discuss your travel plans with your healthcare provider, particularly if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

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. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor local media to stay informed of developments. See Natural disasters

Tropical Cyclone Winston passed through Fiji on 20 and 21 February 2016, causing widespread damage to northern areas and outlying islands to the east and west of the main island, Viti Levu. The cyclone also caused coastal and flash flooding, damaged property, and disrupted power supplies and communications.

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

There is a low threat from terrorism.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.