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Fiji

Capital
Suva
Time Zone
GMT + 12
Telephone Services
Country Code: 679
Outgoing Code: International calls are made through the operator.
Emergency Telephone Numbers
All services – 000.
Tourist Information
Fiji Visitors Bureau, PO Box 9217, Nadi Airport, Suva Fiji. Tel: 302 433 Fax: 300 907.
Passport Information
Valid passport required by all and must be valid for 6 months from the date of entry. Return ticket required. Regulations may be subject to change at short notice. Contact the embassy before departure.
Visa Information
Visa Required by all except nationals of: Nationals of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, South Korea, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, and Venezuela. UK, Australia, USA, Canada, EU countries (except nationals of Portugal who do need visas), Commonwealth countries (except nationals of India, South Africa, Sri Lanka who do need visas.)
Health Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended
Yellow Fever: A vaccination certificate will be required of arriving from an infected area. (Excluding those under 1 year of age)
Food & Drink
Water is untreated and not safe to drink.
Currency
Fijian dollar (F$) = 100 cents.
NOTE: Export of local currency is limited to F$100, export of foreign currency as cash is limited to F$500.

All major credit cards are accepted. Travellers cheques, preferably in Australian dollars, can be easily exchanged.

ATM availability: 10 locations .

Cost of Living
Can be expensive in the tourist centres, but cheaper dormitory-style accommodation is gradually being introduced. Different islands cater for different needs and are budgeted accordingly.
Languages
Fijian and Hindi. English is widely spoken
Weather
Tropical climate, raining season = Dec – Apr.
Electricity
240 Volts AC, 50 Hz.
Post
Up to 10 days.
Transport
FLIGHTS: Shuttle services are available between islands, although more expensive than other methods. SEA: Ferries operate inexpensive crossings between islands. Arrangements should be confirmed before the vessel leaves port. ROAD: Car Hire is available DOCUMENTATION: Foreign driving licence is acceptable. TAXI: Metered in towns. BUS: Services operate between large towns and on suburban routes. ROAD: Car Hire is available TAXI: Metered in towns. BUS: Services operate between large towns and on suburban routes.
Special Information
EXTREME RISK: THE FCO ADVISE AGAINST ALL TRAVEL TO SUVA AND INTO THE INTERIOR OF VITI LEVU FOR THE TIME BEING.The FCO Advise against all non-essential travel to Fiji due to the attemted coup in may. There have been incidences of violence and looting and a curfew is currently in place. Beach-wear is not acceptable in towns. Petty Crime is on the increase in Urban Areas.