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Fiji Travel Information

Visa/Passports

Passports are valid for at least three months beyond intended stay. 31 day entry visas are granted to North Americans on arrival in Fiji.

Emergency Numbers

Police, Fire and Ambulance: 911

Currency

The Fijian dollar is the basic unit of currency. Notes available in $2, $5, $10, $20 and $50. Coins: 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c and 50c.

Banking

Banks are oopen for customer assistance from 09.30am to 3.00pm Monday to Thursday and 09.30am to 4.00pm on Friday. They are closed on the weekends.

Credit Cards

Major credit cards are widely accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club.

Tipping

While tipping is not encouraged here, it is your choice to decide whether to give a gratuity.

Electricity

220-240 volts, 50 Hz, 3 pin flat plug is the standard. You will need a voltage converter if the applicable is 110 volts. Most leading resorts and hotels offer universal outlets for 240 volt or 110 volt hair dryers, shavers etc.

Seasons

The average Summer temperature (December-March) is approximately 85 F. The average winter temperature (June-October) is approximately 77 F

Fiji's Public Holidays 2009

New Year's Day - Thursday, 1st January
Prophet Mohammed's Birthday - Monday, 9th March
Youth Day - Monday, 23rd March
Good Friday - Friday, 10th April
Easter Saturday - Saturday, 11th April
Easter Monday - Monday, 13th April
Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Day - Friday, 29th May
Queen's Birthday - Monday, 15th June
Fiji Day - Monday, 12th October
Diwali - Monday, 19th October
Christmas Day - Friday, 25th December
Boxing Day - Monday, 28th December

School Term Dates for 2009

Term 1 - 26/1/2009 - 1/5/2009
Term 2 - 18/5/2009 - 21/8/2009
Term 3 - 7/9/2009 - 4/12/2009

Flights

Flying time is approximately 10 hours from Los Angeles.

Language

English is the official language of Fiji. Fijian and Hindustani are also common.

Clothes

Casual, informal dress. T-shirts or golf shirts with shorts and slacks are appropriate for men, as are sun dresses, skirts, slacks, and blouses for women. Visitors are asked to be careful not to offend local sensibilities. Bikini and ultra-brief swim wear is acceptable at hotels and resorts but not when shopping in towns and cities or when visiting villages.

Time Zone

Fiji is situated west of the international dateline, and is 12 hours ahead of GMT, making it 20 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time

Departure Tax

Your departure tax is already incorporated into your airline ticket.

   

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