Foreign travel advice

Fiji

Summary

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

Fiji is currently experiencing heavy rain with the risk of floods in many areas. You should monitor weather reports from the Fiji Meteorological Service and follow local advice, especially if you’re in a flood prone area. There may be flight disruptions. Check with your airline or travel company before you travel.

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.

Nadi and Nausori international airports are open and commercial flights have resumed. While tourist infrastructure in some parts of the country was affected, most tourist resorts were unaffected by cyclone Winston and are open for business. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor local media to stay informed of developments. See Natural disasters

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.

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.

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.