It only makes sense to make travel plans carefully. The good news, with Covid not looming quite as ominously as before, Fiji has opened up considerably. This makes planning your Fiji Trip a lot easier.
Visitors who do not need visas can get permits on arrival to stay for up to four months; these may be extended to up to six months. You must have a valid passport, an onward or return air ticket and adequate funds for your stay. To renew visas you must go directly to the immigration office in Suva – don’t expect to accomplish this task over the phone from your hotel.
For a more complete source of immigration information see the official Fiji government web site.
Those wishing to reside and work in Fiji should be advised that work permits are nearly impossible to get. The only exceptions are for visitors with skills the government thinks are worth the permission to stay. The best procedure in this case is to apply in writing to the Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, Government Buildings, Suva, prior to entering the country. In practice, it’s usually only your employer who can obtain a work permit for you, after agreeing to hire you (assuming you have a locally-rare skill). Volunteer work is always possible but finding a paying job will be difficult at best. As you might imagine the government would prefer that jobs go to local people, if at all possible.
Alcohol and Tobacco
A traveler may import tobacco products and alcoholic beverages free of Customs duty provided that:
- The traveler is not less than 18 years of age;
- The goods are not for sale;
- The goods are accompanied by the traveler at the time of final disembarkation;
- The goods are not being carried on behalf of any other person or persons.
Cigarettes, Cigars, Tobacco Allowances (Normal Passenger Allowance)
- Cigarettes not exceeding 200 sticks or
- Cigars not exceeding 200g net weight or
- Tobacco not exceeding 200g net weight or
- Any combination of the above but not exceeding 200g net weight
- Spirituous Liquors not exceeding 2.25 litres or
- Wine not exceeding 4.5 litres or
- Beer not exceeding 4.5 litres or
- Any combination of the above provided that it does not exceed the equivalent quantity under liquor, wine and beer
Other Accompanied Goods
Travelers may import other dutiable goods provided:
- That value does not exceed FJ$1000
- The goods are accompanied by the traveler on arrival
- The goods must be for personal use and not for sale
Airport tax of F$200 is included in your air ticket.