The nation of Fiji consists of over 300 South Pacific islands on the International Date Line a few hours' flying distance from the east coast of Australia.
Fiji is a blend of fascinating ancient cultures, with tranquil villages nestled in out of the way places. Rituals such as the kava ceremony are enacted as they have been for centuries, and visitors are welcomed as honored guests.
It is the passengers responsibility to obtain all required travel documents, visas and permits, and for complying with the laws, regulations, orders, demands and other travel requirements of countries of origin, destination or transit.
We strongly recommend that you go to the IATA Travel Centre website http://www.iatatravelcentre.com for more information.
English is an official language and is the language of instruction in education, and is spoken by most in Nadi, Suva and any other major tourist area. On a few of the less touristy islands, English may be spoken with some difficulty. Fijian or Hindustani (Hindi/Urdu) is spoken by most adults and children, and learning even a few key phrases will help you gain the respect of the locals.
WORDS AND PHRASES
Bula! - A general greeting, pronounced mboo-lah.
Vinaka - "Please" or "thank you", pronounced vee-nah-kah.
Moce - "Goodbye", pronounced mow-they.
TIME ZONE AND VOLTAGE:
~ GMT + 12 hours
~ 240V/50Hz (Australian plug)
PASSPORT AND VISAS:
A passport with at least six months' remaining validity is required.
All visitors must hold onward or return tickets and sufficient funds to cover stay
Most foreign visitors do not need visas for stays of less than three months.
Fijian Dollar (FJD; symbol F$) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of F$100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 2. Coins are in denominations of F$1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.
CREDIT CARDS AND ATM:
~ American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are accepted at a number of establishments and can be used in resorts on most islands.
~ Major international cards are accepted at ATMs, which can be found in Nadi, Suva and Savusavu, and although they are cropping up throughout the rest of the islands, these cannot always be relied upon.
BANKING HOURS AND CURRENCY EXCHANGE:
~ Generally Mon-Thurs 0930-1500, Fri 0930-1600. Foreign Exchange Dealers: Mon-Fri 0830-1700, Sat 0830-1300.
~ Exchange facilities are available at the airport, at trading banks, at private exchange offices and at most hotels.
Fiji is free from major tropical diseases that are endemic to many tropical countries. It has an effective medical system in place, although local people still believe in the efficacy of age-old herbal remedies. Fresh water at the resort has been treated and is safe to drink from the tap. Bottled water is also available at the Resort.
DRESS AND WEATHER
~ Light clothing for summer months normally from December to March and a sweater for the cooler months. Suits are appropriate for business occasions. Shorts and t-shirts are frowned upon in government offices. It is more respectable to wear modest dress in towns and rural areas.
~ Fiji is tropically warm year-around. Average temperatures range from 19C at night to 29C during the day. The rainy season is from November to March.
Tipping is not encouraged in Fiji, and it is left to the individual to determine whether to make a gratuity. In lieu of daily tipping, some resorts operate a staff fund where tips are shared.
It’s absolutely essential to have adequate travel insurance covered, especially for the purposes of flight cancellation, delay or any other unexpected incidental cases occurred during the trip and to enjoy the journey with a peaceful mind.
Take the travel insurance that meets your needs and understand its coverage.
YOUR TOUR ARRANGEMENTS
All land arrangements within Fiji or the surrounding islands are solely at the discretion of our land operators who control the final scheduling of sightseeing programs based on current situation of the day or period like weather, traffic condition, boat & flight schedules etc…….
Those situations are not under our control and cannot be held responsible for sudden changes.
Terms & Conditions are based on our website : www.f56.com/Terms&Conditions.pdf
HEALTH INFORMATION FOR TRAVELING ( FOR TRAVELLERS FROM HONGKONG )
OUTBOUND TRAVEL ALERT ( For travellers from Hongkong )
If you are traveling from Hongkong and would like to know more about the outbound
Travel alert please explore the website: http://www.sb.gov.hk/eng/ota/
If you are a Hongkong Resident holding a valid HKID card and have register a MyGovHK account,
you can use the ROTI which is free of charge. Or explore the website to register.