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What to know about travelling to Fiji from South Africa during COVID-19

The latest on quarantine status, COVID-19 vaccine and test requirements and local restrictions for South Africans 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 people from South Africa. However, due to COVID-19 Fiji’s borders remain primarily closed to South Africans.

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

Can I travel from South Africa to Fiji?

Fiji is currently closed to leisure tourists from South Africa but remains open for returning citizens and residents. The Fijian government has updated its international border policy, requiring all South Africans 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.

Latest information for Fiji

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

There is currently no word on when the Fiji international border will reopen to South Africa, but we will update this page as soon as more information is made available.

COVID-19 statistics in Fiji vs South Africa

Are there any exemptions for travelling to Fiji?

Only people from South Africa who are citizens and residents are allowed to return to Fiji. Before travelling from South Africa, 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
South Africans 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 South African 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 South Africa will be subject to the latest quarantine and COVID test rules.

What are the entry requirements for Fiji coming from South Africa?

Do I need a permit to enter Fiji?

Yes, before travelling to Fiji from South Africa 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?

No, at this point in time you do not need a vaccine to travel from South Africa to Fiji.

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

Yes, all travellers entering Fiji from South Africa 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 South Africa.

If you are a Fijian citizen in South Africa and testing is unavailable, contact borderrequest@immi.gov.fj. All travellers from South Africa 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 South Africa must complete a 14-day mandatory quarantine at a government designated border quarantine facility.

If you're South African, 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 South Africans (both positive and negative results) are covered by the Fijian government.

Frequently asked questions about travelling from South Africa to Fiji:

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