India visa requirements for Fijians
Travel and visa requirements
Indian Visa is not required for Fijians
Stay Duration: 90 days
- Fiji passport holders can visit India for a duration of 90 days by applying for an e-visa.
- Fijians are advised to have applied for the e-visa, at least four days before departure.
- All visitors are to show a valid passport of a minimum of 6 months beyond the date of India. The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.
- The import and export of foreign currencies are unlimited, however, amounts exceeding $ 5,000 or its equivalent would be declared.
- Also, the importation and exportation of the local currency of India is set at a maximum of INR 25,000.
- Citizens of Fiji travelling with firearms require an Import Permit from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in India.
- Tourists from Fiji must show evidence of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in India. This could be in the form of a sponsor letter from a host living in the country or a hotel reservation.
- A recent bank statement, to show that the visitor has enough money to spend while in India will be required.
- Minors travelling alone to India are required to have a consent letter signed by both parents or guardian.
- Visitors from Fiji visiting with pets (dogs and cats) must be accompanied by a veterinarian health certificate issued in Fiji.
- Fijians will not be required to present a yellow fever vaccination certificate. They are advised nevertheless to be vaccinated against common illnesses before travelling to India.
- Intending visitors can get to India from any international airport in Fiji. There are international airports in Marsh Nadi and Nasilai.
- Fiji Airways, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Express, Singapore Airlines and British Airways are some of the airlines that fly from Fiji to India.
- The estimated flight duration from Nadi to New Delhi, India is 23 hours, 40 minutes and from Nasilai, it is 23 hours.
- The Indian rupee is the official currency used in India. Visitors can visit various banks and exchange outlets in the country to exchange their foreign currencies.
- India has a temperate and tropical climate. It has four major seasons which are summer which is from March to May, winter from December to February, monsoon from June to September and post-monsoon also known as northeast monsoon which is from October to November.
- Hinduism, Christianity and Islam are the major religions in India. Other religions like Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism are also present in the country, although as a minority.
- India is a country with hundreds of languages spoken in the country. It has no national language. Hindi and English are however the official languages.
- Tourists are advised to budget about $43 to spend on daily expenses while in India.
- Cows do wander freely in the streets of India even in major cities. They are harmless, so tourists are advised to give them room. Also, Indians value their cows and respecting these cows can prevent a bad relationship with the locals.
- The Taj Mahal, The Holy City of Varanasi, Harmandir Sahib and The Golden City are some of the places tourists can visit while in India.
- The power and socket plug used in Singapore are of Type C, D and M. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
- Special delicacies tourists can try while in India are butter chicken, alu gobi, rogan josh and samosas.
- Transportation in India can be done with buses, train, taxis and small boats.
- India uses India Standard Time (GMT+5:30). Fiji is 6 hours 30 minutes ahead of India.
- Tourists are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much will I spend in India on low budget?
Tourists on a low budget can spend about $45 on daily expenses while in India. This covers meal, hotel and transportation.
Can I order alcohol online in India?
Yes, one can buy and as well sell alcohol online in India, with no clash with the law.
How should I dress while in India?
India is a conservative tourist destination, so tourists are advised to wear clothing that covers most parts of their body. Although the temperature in India may be warm, you don't want to draw too much attention while walking on the streets.
How do I get around in India?
The transportation in India comprises buses, cycle-rickshaws, taxis, boats, tongas, metros and trains.