VISA AND OTHER PROCEDURES
Portuguese and Brazilian citizens do not need a visa to enter and stay in Fiji for tourist purposes, up to 90 days.
The government of Fiji does not require visitors to receive vaccinations or specific health care. Malaria is not present in Fiji.
For more information on traveling health, see the Health Portal of the Ministry of Health and Tropical and Traveler Medicine Clinic. In FitForTravel find country-specific health and disease prevention advice (in English).
TRIP TO FIJI
A Star Alliance fly from Lisbon to Sydney or Auckland with the TAP (tel.: 707 205 700), the Lufthansa from €980. From Sydney or Auckland, several airlines complete the long journey by flying to Nadi and Suva, both on the island of Viti Levu, Fiji: Virgin Australia, Fiji Airways, Air New Zealand.
A Fiji Airways ensures most connections between islands at very affordable prices.
They are basic but plentiful and inexpensive in both Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.
The best way to discover Viti Levu and Vanua Levu – the larger islands of Fiji is to drive around these islands. An economy class car costs from €30 per day, relatively less if used. However, the worst sections of Queens and Kings Road, as well as most of the roads leading from them into the island's interior require rugged 4WD vehicles that can easily cost more than twice as much.
A functional network of ferries from several companies – Patterson Brothers, Beachcomber Cruises and Consort Shipping, among others, ensures the connection between the main islands and between these other secondary islands offshore. As a rule, sea connections allow you to save a lot compared to flights.
Most young Australian and New Zealand visitors choose to explore as much of the Fijian archipelago as possible by signing up for tours. There are many companies that organize them and have a good presence on the internet.
The southern winter (May to November) when temperatures and humidity drop significantly, is the most comfortable time of year to visit Fiji. This is also the period when the Pacific Ocean cools down and, as a result, cyclones do not visit the archipelago. Despite the increasing unpredictability of weather in the South Pacific, December and January are, in historical terms, the wettest and most prone to cyclone formation. March and April like December can be considered transition months in which, with bad luck, the weather will remain rainy for more than a day or two. For more information see: Fiji Weather Forecast ou Weather City – Fiji (both in English).
The currency of Fiji is the Fijian Dollar (FJD). Credit card payments are possible at the most sophisticated establishments on the island and ATM withdrawals, in the worst-case scenario, in Nadi, Suva and Lautoka.
As the most popular tourist destination in the South Pacific, Fiji offers stays of all kinds, from basic Nadi guest houses from €10 a night in a double room to several hundred euros at the most sophisticated resorts on the islands and islanders. Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.
The prices, in Fiji, are among the most moderate in the South Pacific thanks to the vast tourist offer. A full meal in an average restaurant can cost between €7 to €30.
There are, in most guest houses and resorts, but don't always expect free, easy and fast access. Using the paid internet can prove to be more expensive than it first appears. Too often, too many users share the same network.