Fiji Travel Alerts and Warnings

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in Fiji – updated 24 November 2021

From 1 December 2021, Fiji will be open to all fully vaccinated travelers from Travel Partner Countries for quarantine-free travel. All arriving travelers will be required to remain at a Care Fiji Commitment (CFC) certified property (hotel/resort) for three days and take a rapid coronavirus test. This must be prepaid and the package must include CFC certified ground transfers from the airport.

A pre-departure coronavirus RT-PCR test is required for all travel to Fiji. This should be taken no more than 3 days prior to the day of departure. Find out more at Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport.

All arriving passengers must quarantine for 14 days on arrival in a Nadi-area hotel. Foreign nationals are required to pay the full cost of quarantine and testing. Travelers will be tested for COVID while in quarantine, and are responsible for the cost of testing.

Within Fiji

Following identification of a COVID-19 case outside quarantine, Fiji has entered a 14 day restriction period from 19 April. Authorities have announced lockdowns of several areas, including the Nadi/Lautoka area and the Wainitarawau Settlement in Suva’s Cunningham neighborhood. Travelers on the island of Viti Levu are currently barred from traveling to other parts of Fiji. Those who are on outer islands are allowed to travel back to Viti Levu. A nationwide curfew is in effect from 11pm to 4am each night.

Protocols for returning residents from abroad

Ahead of travel, returning residents and non-Fiji citizens must request approval from the Office of the Prime Minister for entry (by air or sea) into Fiji. Contact the Office of the Prime Minister by email: [email protected]

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Previous travel alerts for Fiji

Cyclone Yasa – December 2020

A destructive category five tropical cyclone (the highest category) is expected to hit Fiji's two main islands (Viti Levu and Vanua Levu) early on Friday morning. The country's National Disaster Management Office reports that 600,000 people are in its path. Yasa is carrying winds of 125mph (200kph) with gusts of 175mph (280kph). The storm is expected to disrupt electricity and freshwater supplies. Everyone is advised to head to evacuation centers and listen to all advice.

Cyclone Mona - January 2019

Category 2 Tropical Cyclone Mona is currently tracking towards the Fiji Islands from the north, bringing strong winds and heavy rain. There is a high risk of flash flooding and landslides.

The Fiji Meteorological Service reports the slow-moving system is due to pass over Fiji sometime between this weekend (5th-6th) and Monday 7th before it heads towards Tonga and Niue.

There is a cyclone alert for Vanua Levu, Viti Levu, Tavanui and other neighboring small islands. The Yasawa Islands and Mamanuca Group are on a gale watch.

Fiji Airways has canceled several domestic flights between the islands, if you are traveling inter-island it's best to give them a call. If you are flying to/from Fiji, contact your airline for more information in case your flight is impacted by the cyclone.

If you are in Fiji, please check with authorities for safety information, follow any official warnings and listen to local news reports to monitor the situation. Failure to comply with directives from government authorities means you won't be covered by travel insurance.

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  • Mike Howard said

    Looks like we've still got a few weeks to go for Fiji.

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