VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Fiji
Citizens of Russia do not need to apply for a visa to travel to Fiji. It will be stamped at the international airport upon arrival. To do this, you must have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the end of the planned trip, a return ticket and proof of sufficient funds for the period of stay in the country. You can stay in the country on a visa for up to 4 months.
The import of national and foreign currency is not limited, but amounts exceeding the equivalent of 10,000 Fijian dollars must be declared. The export of foreign currency is allowed in the equivalent of up to 5000 Fijian dollars, of which the national currency can be no more than 500 Fijian dollars. Persons over the age of 17 can import duty-free up to 200 cigarettes or up to 250 grams of tobacco; spirits – no more than 1 liter, or 2 liters of wine, or 2 liters of beer, as well as other goods and things with a total value of not more than 400 Fijian dollars.
The import of food products is prohibited. It is prohibited to export, without an appropriate permit, plants and animals under state protection, products made of leather, bone, bird feathers, shells and corals.
Embassy in Fiji
Fiji, embassy in
Moscow There is no Fiji embassy in Moscow.
Fiji, Russian embassy in the country:
There is no Russian embassy in Fiji. The nearest Russian embassy is located in Australia:
Canberra, 78 Canberra Avenue, Griffis.
Tel.: (8-10-61-62) 95-90-38, 95-18-47.
Communication in Fiji
You can call to another country from public telephones, which are located near large banks and offices of large companies on the island of Viti Levu. They work with cards. Cards are sold at all post offices, newsstands and shops in Fiji. You can also call from hotels, but it is quite expensive.
In order to call from Russia to Fiji, you need to dial 8 – 10 – 679 – the subscriber’s number.
In order to call from Fiji to Russia, you need to dial 00 – 7 – the area code, the subscriber’s number.
Emergency Phones in Fiji
Unified Rescue Service – 911.
Central Police Department – 331-12-22.
HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS
January 1 – New Year’s Eve
May 4 – National Youth Day
June 9 – The Queen’s Birthday
October 10 – Fiji Independence Day
December 25 – Christmas
New Year’s holidays and major Christian holidays are celebrated on a grand scale in Fiji. In addition, many festivals are held in the country. In early April, the Coral Coast International Jazz Festival in Nadi, in July-August, the week-long Hibiscus Festival in Suva, in August, the Methodist Choir Song Festival, in September, the Lautoka Sugar Festival, in October-November, the Dewali (“festival of lights”), and in December before Christmas – the colorful Suva Carnival.
Fiji is considered one of the most expensive tourist destinations in the world, holidays in Fiji can be called “elite”.
Tourists are advised not to travel alone and refrain from attending political demonstrations and large gatherings of local residents.
Swimming should only be done in strictly designated areas. Sharks and other dangerous inhabitants of the sea are found in the surrounding waters, especially since the undercurrents are strong here. If you go into the water on unequipped beaches, be sure to use slippers.
According to ehuzhou, shops are open from Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 19:00, on Saturdays – from 08:00 to 13:00.
Tipping is accepted only in large restaurants. They make up about 10% of the amount indicated in the invoice.
The islanders are known for their cordiality and hospitality.
You do not need any vaccination certificate to enter the country, but it is recommended that you get vaccinated against cholera, hepatitis B, typhoid and polio.
The Fiji archipelago is located near the equator in the Pacific Ocean. It is a real paradise with hot sun, palm-fringed white sand beaches and colorful coral reefs. On each island of the archipelago, resort areas stretch along the coastline. The most popular beaches in Fiji are located in the western part of the archipelago on the Mamanuca and Yasawa island groups. Mamanuca is the driest place in the archipelago and you can relax here all year round. On the largest island in Fiji – Viti Levu – there are not so many good beach areas, but this is the first place where tourists arrive, therefore, due to lower travel costs, holidays here are cheaper. On Viti Levu, the most developed resort area is Coral Coast, which is located in the south of the island. For a beach holiday, you can also advise the eastern part of the island of Vanua Levu (the area from Savusavu Bay to Buka Bay), the Lavena beach area on Taveuni Island, Vatuele Island and isolated tiny islands, where there are few tourists and a secluded atmosphere reigns.