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Fiji customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Fiji to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Fiji make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Fiji customs regulations.

Import regulations in Fiji

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

Restricted to travellers 18 years and over. One of the following:

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 200 grams of cigars;
  • 200 grams tobacco;
  • or a combination of the above not exceeding 200 grams.

Bringing alcohol

Restricted to travellers 18 years and over. One of the following:

  • 2.25 litres of spirits;
  • 4.5 litres of wine;
  • 4.5 litres of beer;
  • or any proportional combination of the above.

Cash limit

  • There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into Fiji, however funds of FJ$10,000 (or its foreign equivalent) or more must be declared to the customs authorities.

Other Goods

  • Personal effects, such as clothing, toiletries, jewellery, and electronics.
  • Other goods for personal use up to the value of FJ$1000.
  • Personal medication should be accompanied by a prescription.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Dangerous drugs, such as opium, cocaine, and synthetic drugs.
  • Utensils for the preparation and consumption of drugs.
  • Any goods that contain seditious images or words that may disturb the order and peace of Fiji.
  • Counterfeit currency.
  • Literature and any other media that may be considered indecent, obscene, or blasphemous, or that may encourage depravity.
  • Gambling machines.
  • Fireworks containing potassium chlorate.
  • Matches made with yellow or white phosphorus.
  • Chemical warfare gas and devices for using that gas.
  • Grains, pulses, and legumes intended for human consumption which have been subject to any manufacturing process other than or in addition to rolling, flaking, pearling or milling, from all countries except Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Taiwan, the USA and all Pacific Territories other than the French Pacific Territories and Vanuatu.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits. For further information, please visit CITES.
  • Pets are subject to certain import regulations. For further information, please visit the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji.
  • All other animals and their derivative products require written permission of the Assistant Director of Agriculture.
  • Fireworks require a licence from the Principal Inspector of Mines.
  • Margarine and other butter imitations must comply with the Pure Food Act.
  • Condensed milk and milk substitutes must comply with the Pure Food Act.
  • Methylated spirits require a licence to import issued under the Methylated Spirits Act.
  • Radio communication equipment constructed or adapted for emission requires a licence to import issued by the Telecommunications Authority.
  • Whale's teeth may only be imported under a licence issued by the Ministry of Fijian Affairs and Rural Development.
  • Any apparatus or device for the purpose of receiving radio or television transmission, other than domestic broadcast transmission requires a licence to import issued by the Telecommunications Authority.
  • Arms and ammunition require a licence issued by the Commissioner of Police.
  • Plants and their derivative products must comply with the Plant Quarantine Act.

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