Located in the Pacific ocean, more than 2000 km away from New Zealand’s northern island, Fiji offers a feeling of seclusion like no other destination and an opportunity to escape from reality. Consisting of about 300 islands, Fiji is popular for its turquoise waters, sandy beaches, coral reefs, as well as its culture and traditions. Our partners have selected many activities and created accessible itineraries for you to enjoy your Fijian trip to the fullest. Enjoy!
We are not going to lie, Fiji is not known to be the most accessible place in the world. Ramps, lifts, and accessible toilets are not common, public transport do no have wheelchair access and pavements have high curbs. However, Fijian people will do absolutely everything they can to help whenever needed. Their can-do attitude and friendly behaviour will definitely make up for the lack of accessibility. We also feel like no trip is impossible with the right information and the right help. Our partners have the local knowledge to make an accessible trip to Fiji possible, and a very memorable experience! Leisure and cultural experiences as well as guided tours, all wheelchair friendly, will give you a chance to discover the islands’ history, nature and culture.
No vaccinations are officially required when entering Fiji. Travellers should make sure they are up-to-date with their measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) and diphtheria-tetanus-polio vaccinations. Protection against malaria, rabbies, hepatitis A and hepatitis B is strongly recommended. Visitors should also brought their essential medications as they might not be available to purchase in Fiji. Prescription should be carried with the medications. Healthcare facilities are limited, and doctors and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment. In case of a serious medical emergency, evacuation to another country might be needed. Getting a good travel insurance is recommended.
The area has been classed as having a risk of Zika virus transmission, and there have been cases of dengue fever and chikungunya. There has also been an outbreak of leptospirosis. Travelers should avoid mosquito bites by using insect repellent against mosquitoes and wearing clothes that cover their body.
Travelers should remember to drink plenty of bottled water, not to drink tap water, and avoid long period of sun exposure.
The serious crime rate in Fiji is low, but petty theft is fairly common. Travelers should use their common sense and are recommended to use a hotel safe for their valuables and not to carry all their items in one bag. Women should take extra care if going out by themselves at night.
Travellers entering the country must hold a valid passport with a minimum validity of 6 months, and a confirmed onward or return ticket. Visas are not required for visits lasting less than 4 months.
Fiji has a sunny, tropical climate. The country has 2 distinct seasons: from May to November, the temperature ranges from 22 to 33 degrees and the weather is dry, while from December to April, the temperature gets a bit cooler, ranging from 19 to 29 degrees, with humidity and frequent showers.
English is Fiji’s official language. Most locals are bilingual and also speak Hindustani.
The socket type used in Fiji is similar to the one used in Australia and New Zealand (3-pin outlet). The country uses a 240V/50Hz power system.