A pristine Fijian beach with crystal clear water and white sand and palm trees.

Fiji

REGION: Pacific

Travel checklist before you go

  • Check passport is valid
  • Get visas for countries you are visiting/transiting through
  • Get travel insurance
  • Check the current travel advisory for the country
  • Have a health check-up and speak to a healthcare professional for information about travel health and disease information relevant to your trip
  • Have all required medications (prescription and over the counter), ensuring you take your prescription with you and keep your medication in its original box
  • Contact your bank and let them know you are travelling and if your cards will work overseas
  • Check to see if you will need an International Driving Permit
  • Research local laws of countries you are planning to visit
  • Share your itinerary and contact details with friends or family

Diseases

The following diseases may pose a risk if you’re travelling to Fiji. This is not a full list and is a guide only, talk to a healthcare professional for more information about travel health and disease information.

Hepatitis A

This disease of the liver is caused by the hepatitis A virus. Symptoms may last for several weeks, but most people fully recover.

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Hepatitis B

This disease of the liver is transmitted through blood or other bodily fluids.

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Typhoid

This bacterial infection is spread via contaminated food and water. It is common in countries with poor hygiene and untreated drinking water.

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Yellow fever

This mosquito-borne virus is found in Africa and Central and South America. Proof of immunisation is needed if you are travelling from a country with risk.

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Chickenpox (varicella)

With its typical red blistering and itchy rash, chickenpox is a highly contagious but generally mild infection.

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Diphtheria

While now extremely rare in Australia, diphtheria continues to cause illness overseas.

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Seasonal Influenza (flu)

This highly contagious viral infection can affect anyone and is more common in winter.

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Measles

Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that causes a rash and fever.

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Meningococcal disease

Initial symptoms of meningococcal disease can be difficult to recognise, and can easily be mistaken for a common cold or virus.

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Mumps

This viral infection causes swelling of the salivary glands and fever.

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Pneumococcal disease

A bacterial infection that usually affects the very young and the elderly. Others can be at risk of complications, too.

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Polio

Polio is rare in Australia but is a serious disease that is caused by infection with poliovirus.

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Rubella

Also called German measles, rubella is generally a mild infection. Yet it can have serious, lifelong consequences for unborn babies or can lead to miscarriage.

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Tetanus

Caused by bacteria commonly found in soil and manure, which enter the body through wounds or breaks in the skin.

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Whooping cough (pertussis)

This bacterial infection is highly contagious and affects people of all ages. It can cause serious disease in babies and complications in older adults.

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PM-AU-AVX-WCNT-190017 Date of GSK Approval: January 2021