Getting to Fiji and other travel tips

Nadi International Airport is the main gateway to Fiji. Fiji Airways, Fiji’s national carrier, has regular flights from many international destinations (Auckland, Christchurch, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Hong Kong). Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Korean Air, Pacific Blue, V Australia, Air Niugini, Air Vanuatu,  also fly regularly to Fiji.

A 4 month visitors visa is granted upon arrival to travellers from most countries. 

 Quarantine

To avoid the introduction of foreign plant and animal pests and diseases, Fiji prohibits the importation of vegetable matter, seeds, or any animal product without a permit from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forests.

 

Fiji Duty & Duty Free Concessions

A bona fide passenger finally disembarking in Fiji is entitled to the following DUTY and VAT free concessions:

Dutiable goods accompanying passengers (other than alcohol and tobacco products) not exceeding $F1,000.00 in value

The following goods which are owned by passengers and are not intended as gifts or for sale:

Personal effects

Household effects for returning residents (must be used for 12 months prior to departure) or intending residents

Articles taken out of Fiji on departure on which duty and tax have been paid

The goods should not be for sale and must be accompanied at the time of final disembarkation by the passenger.  Alternatively, the passenger purchases the goods immediately after final disembarkation in Fiji.

Each passenger of 17 years or more may also bring the following goods into Fiji, duty and VAT free, provided they are accompanied and are not for sale:

Cigarettes, not exceeding 250 sticks or

Cigars, not exceeding 250grams net weight or

Tobacco not exceeding 250grams net weight or

Any combination of (1) to (3) above, provided the total net weight does not exceed 250grams

Spirituous Liquors not exceeding 2.25 litres or

Wines, not exceeding 4.5 litres or

Beer, not exceeding 4.5 litres or

Any combination of the goods in paragraph (5) to (7) above, provided that they combination does not exceed the equivalent quantity under any one paragraph

Other dutiable goods, not exceeding $F1,000.00 in value.

In case of goods specified in paragraph (1) or (8) above the age of passenger shall not be less than seventeen years.

 A Baggage Declaration Form is to be filled and signed by the bona fide passenger in the case of unaccompanied luggage.

 

Airport & Customs

 Fiscal duty and VAT are levied on all goods in excess of concessions. Fiscal duty rates vary depending on the goods, whereas VAT is uniformly applied at 15%. VAT is applied on a base, which includes the value of the goods plus any fiscal duty payable.