The outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus has now been labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), and countries all around the world have begun implementing measures to help contain the spread of the virus. Depending on the country, the preventative measures against COVID-19 include travel restrictions, border closures, and the suspension of flights
Visa Requirements for Fijian Citizens
Visa requirements for citizens of Fiji are administrative entry restrictions placed on Fijian nationals by the authorities of other states.
Fijian passport holders are currently ranked 59th on the Henley Passport Index which measures travel freedom around the world, as they are currently able to travel to up to 75 countries without the need to obtain a visa, or by obtaining a visa on arrival.
Before planning a trip to any country, citizens of Fiji should check visa requirements as they may vary according to the destination, as well as the period of stay that the traveler wishes to spend in the territory, and the purpose of the visit.
By law, Fijian citizens may travel visa-free to certain territories. Most visa-exempt countries permit Fijian passport holders to visit the destination country for a short period from 14 to 180 days in the territory and for tourism, business, or transit purposes without having to obtain a travel document.
Some visa-exempt countries may require Fijian nationals to obtain an electronic travel authorization before departure, in order to pre-screen any security or health risks before arrival in their destination.
For longer stays or for other purposes not discussed above, as well as to travel to non visa-exempt countries, regulations dictate that Fijian visitors may be required to obtain a visa.
This may either be an embassy visa from a government diplomatic office of their destination, a visa on arrival from a border entry point, or an electronic visa through an online application.
Whether Fijian citizens require a visa for their destination or not, it is necessary to have a valid passport to enter a foreign country.