Getting to Fiji and other travel tips

In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Fiji may seem far away, but getting here is easy. 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, Air Caledonie and Our Airlines also fly regularly to Fiji.


Nadi International Airport is the main gateway to the country for most travelers, and there are several domestic airports scattered throughout the islands.

A 4 month visa is granted automatically on arrival to visitors from most countries, you can check the list here. You needn't do anything other than have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond your stay. 

Fiji Departure Tax

Visitors to Fiji are required to pay departure tax.  However this is included in your air ticket.



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:

  1. Cigarettes, not exceeding 250 sticks or
  2. Cigars, not exceeding 250grams net weight or
  3. Tobacco not exceeding 250grams net weight or
  4. Any combination of (1) to (3) above, provided the total net weight does not exceed 250grams
  5. Spirituous Liquors not exceeding 2.25 litres or
  6. Wines, not exceeding 4.5 litres or
  7. Beer, not exceeding 4.5 litres or
  8. 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
  9. 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.


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