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Country Information

Fiji

Travel money

Recommended:
  • Travel Cash Card in Swiss francs (CHF)
    For ATM cash withdrawals
    For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
  • Banknotes in local currency
    For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Travel Cash

Phone +41 31 710 12 15

Credit cards

  • Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
  • Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.

Banknotes

Local currency / ISO Code
Fiji dollar FJD
Currency exchange rate (effective date)
FJD 1 =~ CHF 0.51 ; CHF 1 =~ FJD 1.96 (01/2020)
Import local currency
unlimited; FJD 10'000.00 or more must be declared
Import foreign currency
unlimited; FJD 10'000.00 (equivalent) or more must be declared
Export local currency
up to FJD 500.00
Export foreign currency
limited to amounts imported and declared (minus exchange)

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 11 h / + 10 h during our summer time

National language

Official language
English and Fiji

Capital

Suva

Country code for calling Switzerland

05 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

240 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 4 months (Extension up to 6 months available on site).

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Wellington, 10 Customhouse Quay, Level 12
Tel.: +64 4 472 15 93

Opening hours

Banks
9.30 - 16.00 h (Mon - Thu)
9.30 - 15.00 h (Fri)
Stores
8.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 13.00 h (Sat)

Driving

Left-hand driving.
International driver's licence required for car rentals.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).

Health situation

Do not drink tap water.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

This country is in an active earthquake zone.
Security
Si consiglia di rispettare le abituali misure precauzionali contro la microcriminalità.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
Cultural characteristics
Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.

Tourism

For current travel informations visit also http://www.eda.admin.ch/

Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.