Fiji visa requirements for South Africans

Travel and visa requirements

Fijian Visa is not required for South Africans

Stay Duration: 4 months

Entry Requirements

  • South Africans looking to visit Fiji for no longer than four months can do so without a visa. 
  • Intending visitors must have a passport valid for six months from the date of arrival in Fiji with blank pages for entry and exit stamp. 
  • Visitors must have a return and onward ticket, proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay in Fiji and confirmation of accommodation arrangements in Fiji. 
  • Intending visitors are advised to obtain a visitor's visa which is valid for 4 months from the date of arrival in Fiji. 
  • Visitors can extend their visitor's visa for a period of two months. 
  • South Africans visiting Fiji must present a yellow fever vaccination certificate on arrival.
  • Intending visitors can get to Suva, Fiji from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Emirates Airways, British Airways and Qatar Airways are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Fiji.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Suva is 1 day 2 hours, it is 1 day 6 hours from Cape Town, and 1 day 6 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • In Fiji, the United States Dollar is as widely accepted as the local currency: the Fiji Dollar. Visitors can visit with USD bills so there would be no need to deal with money changers.
  • ATMs can be easily found in major parts of Fiji and credit/debit cards are accepted by many business outlets in Fiji.
  • Fiji has a warm and tropical climate all year round.
  • The best time to visit Fiji is from mid-October to mid-November when prices are fair, and the beaches and tourists sites are packed with fewer crowds, this is also when the weather conditions are dry, calm and enjoyably warm.
  • Fiji’s numerous natural beauties and endowments put it out as a great place for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new cultures.
  • Fiji uses the Fiji Standard Time (GMT+12) which makes it ten hours ahead of South Africa.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Fiji are of type I. The standard supply voltage is 240 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • Christianity, followed by Hinduism and Islam are Fiji’s predominant religions.
  • Getting around in Fiji is possible with buses, taxis, car rentals, ferries, bikes, etc.
  • Fijian, Fiji Hindi and English are Fiji’s three official and widely spoken languages.
  • Fiji is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time of the year to visit Fiji??
  • The best time of the year to visit Fiji is from late October to early November when the weather is dry, warm and settled. During this period, the beaches and resort are less crowded. 

What sports are played in Fiji??
  • The popular played sport in Fiji are: Rugby league, netball and football.

can you extend your visa??

you can extend your visa for a period of 2 months.

is Fiji safe to visit??

Fiji is a relatively safe place for travelers to visit?

what currency is used in Fiji??

the Fijian dollar is the currency used in Fiji.