|Typhus & Polio
Medical care in Fiji, especially in rural areas, does not meet German standards. The main hospitals are in Suva, Sigatoka, Lautoka, Ba, Savusavu, Taveuni, Labasa and Levuka. Other clinics and medical care facilities with at least rudimentary equipment can be found on all larger islands. Taking out travel health insurance and travel repatriation insurance is strongly recommended. An individual first-aid kit should be taken with you and protected according to the temperatures on the way. Check directoryaah for more information.
 Certificate of vaccination against yellow fever is required for all travelers over the age of one year who have been in a WHO-designated infected area within the last six days prior to entering Fiji. Excluded are travelers who have not left the transit area in the infected areas and transit passengers in Fiji.  Drinking water is chlorinated and can cause mild stomach upset during the transition. Bottled water should be drunk during the first days of vacation. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. milk, dairy products, meat products, poultry, Fruits and vegetables can be consumed without worry. Be careful when consuming raw or cooked fish and seafood – poisoning may occur under certain circumstances. Caution should be exercised before consuming reef fish and seafood that is offered as a deli in dining restaurants because of possible algae poisoning.
Mosquito-borne dengue fever is common across the country, with increased cases currently being recorded in the Western, Central and Northern Divisions. Effective insect protection reduces the risk of infection. Filariasis caused by insects also occurs nationwide. Travelers reduce the risk of transmission if they use an effective insect repellent. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. There is an increased risk of diarrheal diseases and typhoid fever nationwide, especially through contaminated drinking water. Travelers should pay attention to hygiene. A typhoid vaccination is recommended. The Zika virus is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. Symptoms include fever, joint pain and conjunctivitis. The infection often goes unnoticed or only has mild symptoms. The isolated deaths documented so far were mainly related to other pre-existing conditions. The Federal Foreign Office advises pregnant women against non-essential travel to areas with current Zika outbreaks because the virus is suspected of causing microcephaly in the unborn child. There is neither a vaccination nor a medicinal prophylaxis. Consistent compliance with personal mosquito protection measures is recommended.
1 Fijian dollar = 100 cents. Currency code: F$, FJD (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of F$100, F$50, F$20, F$10, F$5 and F$2. Coins come in denominations of F$1, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cent.
Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club are accepted by most shops, hotels, restaurants, car rental companies and travel agencies. With Visa and Mastercard you can easily withdraw cash from the ATMs in the larger towns in Fiji. Cashless payment sometimes does not work smoothly in smaller towns, so you should make provisions with cash. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.
Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used at ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol. ATMs with the Maestro mark can be found in all major towns in Fiji. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.
Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are hardly available in Austria. Travelers checks are accepted at some bureaux de change in Fiji in Suva, Nadi and Nadi Airport.
Bank opening hours
Mon-Thu 09.30-16.00, Fri 09.30-15.00.
Foreign exchange regulations
No import restrictions for national and foreign currencies; Declaration obligation from a value of 10,000 FJD. Export of local currency allowed up to F$500. The approval of the Reserve Bank of Fiji is required for the export of foreign currency if the amount exceeds the equivalent of F$5,000.
Is possible at the airport, commercial banks, exchange offices and most hotels.
|Exchange rates (no guarantee)
|1 EUR = 2.22 F$
1 CHF = 2.64 F$
1 USD = 2.13 F$