Before you go
A checklist of the most important things you need to do and pack before visiting Fiji.
- Passport: Is it up to date? It must be valid for at least six months from your date of entry into Fiji.
- Visa requirements: Do you have a return or onward ticket? You'll need one to get a visa.
- Vaccinations: Have you checked which shots you may need?
- Travel insurance: Are you covered?
- Safety: Have you registered your travel plans with smartraveller and checked the latest safety advice on the region you're travelling to?
- Money: Have you told your bank you're going overseas and do you know how you'll be paying for things in Fiji?
- Booking: Have you booked accommodation for at least the first night?
- Transfers: Do you know how you'll get from the airport to your accommodation?
- Transport: Do you know how you'll get around Fiji, and do you need to pre-book any tickets?
- Driving: If you're planning on driving, do you have the correct licence and are you familiar with the local road rules?
- Phone: Have you switched off data roaming and voicemail? If you're planning to use a local or travel SIM, is your phone unlocked?
- Apps: Have you considered downloading offline maps, travel apps or the CHOICE Fiji travel guide onto your mobile?
- Medication (see below): Have you checked that your regular medication is legal to bring into Fiji?
Important: If you're travelling with any medication classed in Fiji as a controlled drug (e.g. pethidine, codeine, morphine) you'll need to apply in advance for approval from the Fijian Ministry of Health.
Tip: No matter where you travel, you should carry all medications (even vitamins) in their original packaging, along with their original prescription. It's also a good idea to carry a letter from your doctor explaining what the medications are (using generic names), what they're for and dosage instructions.