Fiji (Republic of the Fiji Islands)

History of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

Diplomatic relations were established on 7 November 1994. The South African High Commissioner in Canberra is accredited to Fiji and is presently High Commissioner, HE ZT Magugu. Fiji is an active member of the United Nations and is a regular contributor to UN peacekeeping forces, as well as member of the Commonwealth, G77, International Olympics Committee and LOME and a participant in the Cairns Group. Fiji land area comprises more than 300 islands and cover some 18 272 sq kms with an estimated population of around 775 077.

For further information on Fiji, go to Fiji Online

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Fiji

Chargé d'Affaires
Mr A M Pindelo

South African High Commission

Fiji Representation in South Africa

H E Mr B Salacakau
High Commissioner

Fiji Representation in South Africa

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

Refer to the section “"Visa requirements for SA passport holders"” listed under the icon “Consular Information” on the main menu.

Health Requirements

Yellow fever and cholera vaccinations are only required if coming from an infected area as designated by the World Health Organisation (WHO). A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over one year of age coming from an infected area. Fiji is free of malaria, yellow fever and major tropical diseases that are endemic to most tropical countries.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Fiji carefully guards against human, animal and vegetable pests and diseases and is free of all the serious plant and animal diseases. Goods subject to quarantine regulations (food of any kind, plants, earth, shells, biological specimens etc.) must be declared to quarantine officers stationed at the international airports Nadi and Nausori and the ports of entry for vessels upon arrival.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

Fiji enjoys an ideal South Sea tropical climate. It is perfect for those trying to escape the severe Northern Hemisphere winters. Maximum summer temperatures average 31 degrees Celsius and the mean minimum is 22 degrees Celsius. The winter average maximum is 29 degrees Celsius and the mean minimum is 19 degrees Celsius.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

Fiji Dollar (1F$ = R3.35) is used. There is no restriction on the amount of currency which you may bring into Fiji but export restrictions do apply. Visitors departing from Fiji are required to pay FJD$20.00 departure tax in Fijian currency following check-in. Children under 12 are exempt.

For current exchange rates click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

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Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0872/0872/0837.

Trade Info

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Fiji, visit the web site of the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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