Weather system TD 13F has become Tropical Cyclone Keni. The Fiji Meteorological Office forecast that TC Keni will pass to the south of Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu, bringing heavy rain and high winds. This will likely exacerbate the flooding and damage caused recently by Tropical Cyclone Josie. Expect rising river levels and the potential of flash flooding. Avoid travel in low-lying areas and on flooded roads. Flights into and out of Fiji will be disrupted. Monitor weather updates from the Fiji Meteorological Service, in local newspapers and on Radio Fiji 2 on 105 FM, and follow the advice of the local authorities including any evacuation orders. See our Tropical Cyclones page for further advice about what to do if you’re caught up in a storm.
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.
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.
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.
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.