Foreign travel advice

Fiji

Important COVID-19 Travel

Under current UK COVID-19 restrictions, you must stay at home. It is illegal to travel abroad for holidays or leisure purposes. Check the rules in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Do not travel unless you have a legally permitted reason to do so. In England, from 8 March you must complete a declaration form for international travel (except for travel to Ireland).

Check our advice for all the countries you will visit or transit through. Some countries have closed borders, and any country may further restrict travel or bring in new rules with little warning.

To enter or return to the UK from abroad (except from Ireland), you must follow all the rules for entering the UK. These include providing your journey and contact details, and evidence of a negative COVID-19 test before you travel. When you arrive, you must quarantine and take additional COVID-19 tests. This will take place in a managed quarantine hotel if you enter England from a red list travel ban country, or enter Scotland.

Summary

The tropical cyclone season in Fiji normally runs from November to April, but cyclones can occur throughout the year. During this period there is a greater risk of strong winds, heavy rains, flooding, landslides and road closures. This may lead to disruption of essential services and infrastructure. See Natural disasters

Weather updates are available from Fiji Meteorological Service and the National Disaster Management Office has information on how to prepare.

Weather updates can also be found in local newspapers and on Radio Fiji GOLD on 100.4 FM. See our Tropical Cyclones page for further advice about what to do if you’re caught up in a storm.

If you are arriving in the UK from Fiji on or after 4am on 18 January you will need to self-isolate on your arrival, unless you have a valid exemption. Check the latest guidance for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Travel to Fiji is subject to entry restrictions

  • The Fijian government has announced the closure of its border. Only Fijian citizens, those who hold a work permit, or those able to prove residency in Fiji are allowed to return.
  • Fiji is also not allowing any transiting passengers through it from any other country.

See Entry requirements for more information before you plan to travel.

Preparing for your return journey to the UK

If you’re returning to the UK from overseas, you will need to:

If your return journey to the UK transits another country, you should check whether it is subject to a travel ban or any other additional requirements. If so, contact your travel provider.

Check our advice on foreign travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and sign up for email alerts for this travel advice.

If you’re planning travel to Fiji, find out what you need to know about coronavirus in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) guidance on foreign travel insurance.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

Northern parts of Fiji were impacted by Tropical Cyclone Yasa on 17-18 December, causing significant damage. The tropical cyclone season normally runs from November to April. 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 not 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.