Last updated August 18, 2021
A collection of 333 islands in the South Pacific, north of New Zealand and west of Australia, Fiji is a country of beautiful beaches and clear blue ocean. The islands, spread out over 1,290,000 square kilometers of ocean, are a tropical paradise just waiting to welcome visitors. With warm weather year-round and a welcoming, multicultural community, Fiji is the perfect getaway for any traveler. Whether you plan to hike through rainforests looking for breathtaking waterfalls, dive under the waves in search of exciting marine life or just sip a drink on the beach, a trip to Fiji is sure to fit your vacation needs.
Travel insurance isn't mandatory, but it's encouraged
Travel insurance for Fiji isn't mandatory. However, for your safety, it's a smart idea to purchase sufficient coverage to meet your needs in case of an accident, illness, or emergency.
With a wide range of plans on the market, it may be difficult to select a plan. To find the plan that's best for you, first assess the condition of your health then take a look at your travel plans. From there, you can compare plans side by side with our compare tool. For travelers with pre-existing conditions, senior travelers and those looking for more complete coverage, a comprehensive plan is the best option. If you are looking for basic coverage at an affordable price, a limited plan may be the way to go.
COVID-19 in Fiji
As of May 2021, U.S. citizens and travelers from other countries are permitted to enter the country. All travelers who are entering the country must receive advance permission from the government of Fiji before they embark on their flight.
If you have to visit the country or are granted permission from the government, consider Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) insurance so that you may recoup some of your costs if you need to cancel, postpone or cut short your original travel plans for any reason, including COVID-19-related concerns.
If travel is a must, here are some precautions to take:
Before you travel:
- Get tested with a viral test 1 to 3 days before your trip
- If you were exposed to COVID-19, are sick, or test positive for the disease, do not travel
- Follow all entry requirements for Fiji and be sure you have all required documentation
- Wear a mask
- Practice social distancing protocols
- Wash your hands often
- Be vigilant. If you experience any symptoms take all necessary precautions to protect yourself and those around you
After you travel:
- Get tested 3 to 5 days after you return to your home country
- Stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days
- If you don't get tested, it's best to self-quarantine for at least 10 days
Traveling from the United States:
- If you have a return flight to the U.S., you must get a viral test in Fiji no more than 3 days before your flight, and the test results have to be negative
- Keep your test results on hand in case you're asked for them
- Follow all United States guidelines and airline protocols
Health & Safety Tips
Cyclones can affect the islands of Fiji on occasion, mainly between February and mid-March. If you plan to travel to Fiji during these months, check the weather predictions before your flight and consider trip insurance in case you are forced to cancel your trip last minute because of a cyclone.
Although the beaches in Fiji are generally very safe, it's always a good idea to take care when swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. Like anywhere in the ocean, there can be unexpected rip currents, rocks and animals that could potentially harm you or ruin your vacation. Practice good ocean awareness and do not go in the water if you are overly tired and stay aware of your surroundings.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) recommend the following vaccinations for Fiji: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza.
Visas and Documentation
Visitors to Fiji must provide their passport and any other appropriate documentation when entering the country. Citizens of many countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan and India, don't need a separate visa document.