What to know about travelling to Fiji from Australia during COVID-19

The latest on quarantine status, COVID-19 vaccine and test requirements and local restrictions for Australians travelling to Fiji.

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With pristine beaches and colourful coral reefs, Fiji is a bucket-list destination for travellers from all over, including Aussies. However, due to COVID-19 Fiji’s borders remain primarily closed to Australians.

This is your guide to whether you can travel from Australia to Fiji. Keep reading to find out whether Australians can travel to within Fiji, what’s open, permit requirements, transportation options, quarantine and COVID-19 testing conditions.

Can I travel from Australia to Fiji?

Fiji is currently closed to leisure tourists from Australia but remains open for returning citizens and residents. The Fijian government has updated its international border policy, requiring all Australians who are not also Fijian citizens or residents to seek approval from the Office of the Prime Minister for entry by air or sea if they wish to travel to Fiji.

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When can I travel to Fiji? When will the Fiji borders open?

From 11 November Fiji's international border will reopen to Australians travellers but only to those arriving from countries on its official travel partner list including:

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • United States of America
  • United Kingdom
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Canada
  • Qatar
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • France
  • Republic of Korea
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • Switzerland
  • Most Pacific Island countries (TBA)

Aussies must have spent at least 10 days in one of those countries to be eligible to enter.

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Are there any exemptions for travelling to Fiji?

Only Aussies who are citizens and residents are allowed to return to Fiji. Before travelling from Australia, permit holders must contact the Office of the Prime Minister - Fijian Immigration Department to gain approval to travel to Fiji. You can contact the office via this email address: borderrequest@immi.gov.fj.

Permit holders must attach the following to their application:

  • Passport bio-data page
  • Permit letter or stamp
  • Travel itinerary
Australians who hold dual citizenship need to provide either a valid Fijian passport or citizenship certificate of country of residence.

Can I travel to Fiji if I'm a permanent resident or citizen?

Yes, if you're Australian and a permanent resident or citizen of Fiji, you are allowed to return to your home.

Like any traveller entering the country, those coming from Australia will be subject to the latest quarantine and COVID test rules.

What are the entry requirements for Fiji coming from Australia?

Do I need a permit to enter Fiji?

Yes, before travelling to Fiji from Australia you must obtain a permit, which can be done via the Fiji Immigration website.

Permits include:

  • To reside
  • To work
  • To study/research
  • Extension of visitor permit
  • Crew changes
  • Master of Yacht arrival in Fiji
  • Master of Yacht departure in Fiji

Do I need proof I've had a vaccine to travel?

Yes, Fiji will require travellers from Australia who are over 18 years old to be fully vaccinated with either the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Do I need proof I've had a negative test before departing for Fiji?

Yes, all travellers entering Fiji from Australia must provide a negative pre-travel COVID-19 test result. The COVID-19 test must either be RT-PCR or a Cepheid GeneXpert (Expert® Xpress SARS-CoV-2) and taken within 72 hours of arrival from Australia.

If you are a Fijian citizen in Australia and testing is unavailable, contact borderrequest@immi.gov.fj. All travellers from Australia will undergo a second COVID-19 test upon arrival in Fiji.

Do I need to quarantine when I arrive in Fiji?

Yes, all travellers arriving in Fiji from Australia must complete a 7-day mandatory quarantine at a government-designated border quarantine facility—from 11 November quarantine will reduce to 2 days with a negative rapid test after 48 hours clearing visitors for travel.

If you're Australian, have special circumstances and wish to change the location of your quarantine, you may request consideration at crmt@govnet.gov.fj.

All quarantine costs for Australians (both positive and negative results) are covered by the Fijian government.

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