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:
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:
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.