Fiji Travel Vaccines and Advice
Fiji is a dream for travelers looking for sun and sea. With more than five hundred islands bathed in the Pacific Ocean, boasting reefs and beaches of exceptional beauty, this is a paradise for lovers of relaxation, scuba diving, and water sports. No wonder this archipelago has served as the movie setting for Alone in the World and Blue Lagoon for its postcard-like landscapes. You too will be seduced by the charm and beauty of this country. The islands of Mamanuca and Yasawa are the pearls of Fiji. In the evening, a trip to Suva, the capital, or to Lautoka, the bustling port city, is the best way to end the day with a touch of conviviality.
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Fiji
|Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
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Medical Care in Fiji
In large cities, travellers are assured to find free and equal access to public health care. However, note that health care in certain islands is very limited, with insufficient equipment and medical staff who are not highly qualified. In the event of a serious medical injury or illness, evacuation to Australia, New Zealand or Belgium is necessary. The fees for this evacuation will be high, and therefore it is recommended to purchase medical insurance before you leave. MIOT Pacific Hospitals (formally Suva Pvt Hospitals) is one of the main hospitals in Fiji, and offers quality care and a decompression room for diving sickness. Suva also offers Lautoka Hospital and the Colonial War Memorial Hospital.
In order to access a reliable pharmacy, you should go to the city of Nadi. However, be warned that you may not find some American and European medicines. It is best to have common medications on hand for treatment.
To call for emergency services, dial 911.
Is Fiji Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Road safety||Great road conditions in general; Caution required in rural areas|
|Public transportation||Only use taxis and minibuses with yellow registration plates|
|Health||Zika virus warning|
|Risk level||Normal security precautions|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Fiji?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Fiji. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.
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Embassy of Canada to Fiji information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Consulate to Fiji (NADI)
6 Cawa Road,
Martintar, Nadi, Fiji
Tel.: 679 9924 999 (mobile)
Fax: 679 672 4489
Email: [email protected]
Canadian High Commission to New Zealand (WELLINGTON)
Level 11, 125 The Terrace,
Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Tel.: +64 4 473-9577
Fax: +64 4 471-2082
Email: [email protected]
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian High Commission in Fiji.