Fiji is one of Australia’s closest neighbours, so it’s no wonder around 345,300 Australians travelled there in 2018-19.1 It’s one of our favourite overseas destinations for a good reason, though!
Fiji has no shortage of things to do, with numerous kilometres of beach to enjoy across 333 islands in the South Pacific Ocean.2 The food is exceptional and the accommodation is marvellous; in short, it has everything you need for a great getaway.
Because of this, it’s essential you protect that getaway.
Here’s what you need to know about travel insurance for Fiji before you find a spot in the sand.
The decision to buy travel insurance is really up to you and your needs. We believe every traveller could find benefit in travel insurance, no matter where you’re going or for what purpose. After all, you can never predict when something might go wrong in your everyday life, let alone when you’re on holiday.
For example, you might think your passport – arguably your most important possession when travelling – is safe and sound, but 5,728 Australians reported their passports either lost or stolen while overseas in 2018-19.1 With an appropriate travel insurance policy, you may be covered for the cost of replacing this document, as Australian consulates do charge a fee for their replacement.3
Travel insurance can cover you for a range of other events and scenarios, so it’s crucial not only to have coverage but also the right coverage.
Here are five things you can consider including in your travel insurance policy for Fiji:
While travel insurance is a wonderful thing that can help you in tricky situations, there are some things it doesn’t cover. Specific exclusions may differ between policies and providers, but here are some to look out for:
Inclusions, exclusions, terms and conditions of a policy are outlined in the policy’s Product Disclosure Statement (PDS). Always read the PDS before purchasing a policy to insure that you have the cover you need.
Bula is the Fijian way to welcome someone and say hello, as well as asking ‘how are you?’ You’ll hear it often enough when you arrive that you’ll quickly get into the habit of saying it yourself.
Fiji’s location in the South Pacific Ocean means that temperatures reach around 30°C during most months of the year. While Tourism Fiji states that any time of the year is an excellent time to visit, June and July usually see the most tourists due to the drop in humidity during the winter months.
Australian tourists don’t need a visa to enter Fiji, as you’ll be issued with a four-month visa upon arrival, as long as you have a return ticket and confirmed accommodation.4 If you’re visiting Fiji for other purposes, you may need a visa to enter.
The currency of Fiji is the Fijian dollar, which uses $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 denominations, as well as 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 coins. Most places around the country, including larger resorts and hotels, will have an ATM available.
Our comparison service is a great way to find a travel insurance policy for your trip to Fiji. It’s simples: just enter in your details and itinerary and within minutes our service will provide you with a selection of policies to compare and choose from.