COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD : FIJI

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Travel Information Fiji


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General Information

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  • CAPITAL Suva
  • GOVERNMENT Parliamentary Democracy 
  • CURRENCY Fijian dollar (FJD) 
  • POPULATION 905,949 (July 2006 est.) 
  • TOTAL AREA 18,270km² 
  • LANGUAGES English (official), Fijian, Hindustani 
  • DECIMAL SYSTEM Fiji uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C)
  • TIME ZONE Time zone is UTC+12:00 with daylight saving time
  • LOCATION Fiji is located in Melanesia

Most popular cities in Fiji

  • Suva — the capital
  • Nadi
  • Taveuni
  • Savusavu
  • Labasa
  • Lautoka
  • Levuka
  • Nabouwalu
  • Nausori
  • Rakiraki
  • Sigatoka

Sockets & Plugs

Fiji uses 240V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type I.

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Money

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Currency

Fiji uses the Fijian dollar (symbol: $), code FJD.

Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 dollar. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 dollars and 50, 20, 10 and 5 cent.

ATM’S

Common

Automatic teller machines are common in Fiji. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.

You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping

Not expected, but you can leave an extra tip

Tipping is usually not expected in Fiji. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip.

Communication

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Internet

Internet speed in Fiji is on average 5.2 Mbps.

WiFi coverage in Fiji is low. It is not as easy to find one.

Mobile phone

You can buy a SIM card for about 43.39 FJD, which includes 6 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Vodafone or Digicel.

Mobile phones

Fiji uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900.

Roaming

If you don’t want to buy SIM card in Fiji upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Dial code

+679

To call Fiji, dial +, then 679 (the country code for Fiji), then the area code and the local number.

Crime

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High crime rate

Fiji has a high crime rate . Keep large amounts of money, expensive jewellery, cameras and phones out of sight. Don’t change or withdraw large sums of money in busy public areas including foreign exchange facilities or ATMs. Thieves operate at international airports, and bus and railway stations. Keep your valuables safe and baggage with you at all times. Don’t pick up strangers or stop to help apparently distressed motorists, as this is a technique sometimes used by hijackers.

Pickpocketing/theft

It’s highly recommended to follow security precautions like wearing a money belt, leaving valuables in your hotel room safe or well out of sight, securing your bag, staying vigilant in crowds and steering clear of commotions.

Transport

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Road rules

In Fiji you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Speed limits

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 20-50 km/h (12-31 mph) in all built-up areas and 80 km/h (49 mph) on undivided highways.

Driving license

IDP is required

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is required alongside your original license. IDP can be issued by your local automobile association before you leave home.

Rent a car

In order to rent a car:

  • you must be over 25
  • must hold a full license for at least a 1 year
  • almost always have a credit card (Visa & MasterCard are the best)

Alcohol, drugs & prostitution

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Alcohol

Legal

Minimum age to purchase and drink alcohol is 18 years old.

Prostitution

Ilegal

Prostitution is illegal (in a way of exchanging sex for money). Brothels are illegal.

Other

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Emergency numbers

  • Police 000 or 911
  • Ambulance 000 or 911
  • Fire department 000 or 911
  • Crime Stoppers 919

Vaccinations

Vaccinations listed are recommended

The following vaccinations listed for this country are recommended for your protection and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

  • Typhoid fever
  • Yellow Fever
  • Hepatitis A

These apply only to select travelers or persons on work assignments.

  • Hepatitis B

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SOURCE & MORE INFORMATION: thebasetrip.com

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