Coronavirus travel health
Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Fiji on the TravelHealthPro website
See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fiji’s international border reopened on 1 December 2021, although there are still a number of COVID-19 restrictions in place. You should carefully check requirements relating your country of departure, transit points and airline or other method of transport. Whether entry will be permitted to Fiji and the process you will be required to follow on arrival will depend on a number of factors. Fiji’s Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport has more information on entry conditions.
If you are based in Fiji, wish to travel internationally and have been vaccinated under Fiji’s vaccination campaign, you may require a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate. See the section below on COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Fiji for more information.
Entry and borders
See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Fiji.
Returning to the UK
Travelling from and returning to the UK
Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting. If you will pass through a red list country, book your hotel quarantine package before travelling to the UK.
You are responsible for organising your own COVID-19 test, in line with any UK government testing requirements.
Be prepared for your plans to change
No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
Plan ahead and make sure you:
- can access money
- understand what your insurance will cover
- can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned
Travel in Fiji
Some travel restrictions are in place in Fiji. Ensure you check the latest rules carefully when making travel plans.
Mask wearing is mandatory in all public places including public transport and people can be fined for non-compliance.
More information on the latest restrictions are available on the Fiji government website.
Some hotels and rental accommodation are open with COVID-19 protocols in place. You may be asked for proof of vaccination against COVID-19 when checking-in and may be turned away if you don’t have this.
Public places and services
Following the lifting of the majority of COVID-19 restrictions in October 2021, many businesses and public places have reopened. Everyone is required to follow COVID-19 safety protocols, including on mask wearing and social distancing.
The Government of Fiji has introduced regulations that require all workers in both the public and private sector to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination. Although formal requirements to check proof of vaccination have now eased you may be asked for proof of vaccination when entering businesses, including restaurants, bars and hotels.
COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Fiji
Wherever possible British nationals should aim to be vaccinated in the country where they live. We will update this page when the Government of Fiji announces new information on the national vaccination programme. You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.
The Fiji government has a nationwide vaccination programme including some drive-thru sites. Details of vaccination locations are posted on a daily basis on Fiji’s Ministry of Health website as well as their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
The Fiji national vaccination programme started in March 2021 and is using the AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. You will need your residence Permit Number and a valid photo ID (Passport, Voter ID Card, FNPF Card, Driver’s License, Student ID, TIN Joint Card) to register. Further information can be found on Fiji’s Ministry of Health website.
If you wish to travel internationally and have been vaccinated under Fiji’s vaccination campaign you should be aware that the vaccination cards used domestically may not be sufficient for international travel. You will need to apply for a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. You are recommended to do this well in advance of travel.
Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the UK or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad page.
If you’re a British national living in Fiji, you should seek medical advice from your local healthcare provider. Information about COVID-19 vaccines used in the national programme where you live, including regulatory status, should be available from local authorities.
For further UK government guidance on support you can access whilst abroad, visit our waiting to return guidance. This includes guidance on finance, health, and staying connected.
If you need urgent consular assistance, contact your nearest British embassy, High Commission or Consulate. All telephone numbers are available 24/7.