The Republic of Fiji is located in the South Pacific Ocean, with it’s nearest neighbors being Vanuatu, Tonga, and Samoa. Fiji is compromised of an archipelago of more than 332 islands, 110 of which are permanently inhabited! Fiji’s two major islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, which we will cover off through this blog.
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Currency: Fiji uses the Fijian dollar (FJ$) as their currency which can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout the islands, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.
Power Points: Most power points are the same as most other Australian power points (three flat pins in a triangular pattern). Obviously I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter especially for non Australians.
Official Language: The official language of Fiji is Fijian, Hindi and English.
Health: There are a few health risks in Fiji: Measles, Meningococcal disease and Covid-19. Fiji is also prone to dengue and Zika virus outbreaks. Overall Fiji is fairly safe to travel to, I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination. The tap water in Nadi and Suva is considered safe, however bottled water should be provided by your hotel – I would recommence sticking to bottled water.
Unsure about travelling during COVID? Check out the COVID travel requirements and restrictions for Fiji.
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