Things to know before volunteering in Fiji

Here you will find information that you will need in order to prepare yourself for the trip.
Health Advice

There are no cases of rabies or malaria in Fiji. Apart from your COVID 19 vaccination, there are no compulsory vaccinations needed for Fiji. However it is still advisable that you keep yourself up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. If you want to know more about Fiji's health Advice we recommend you read up on CDC's Travellers Health (For Fiji).

For your own benefit;

  • A recent influenza vaccination is always a good idea when traveling, as are vaccinations for hepatitis A, hepatitis B and typhoid fever

  • Most vaccines don’t produce immunity until at least two weeks after they’re given, so visit your physician at least six weeks before departure

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that all travellers be covered for diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella and polio, regardless of their destination

  • If you have been in a country affected by yellow fever within six days of arriving in Fiji, you will need an International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever to be allowed entry into the country

  • Due to the recent pandemic, you will need to be fully vaccinated (either on Pfizer, Moderna or Oxford -AstraZeneca vaccines) and be able to show your COVID 19 Clearance letter when requested.

Packing essentials

Fiji's weather is mostly favourable, so make sure you pack your clothes accordingly. You can always check out the weather forecast before travelling to Fiji.

Be sure to pack basic items like backpacks and carry one sized suitcase.

  • Ensure that you have all your travel documents. It is the first thing you should be packing. You can find more information on visa applications at Fiji Immigration.

  • If you are in need of special medical assistance/medicines do not forget your health insurance documents, as well as the copies of all your prescriptions

  • Keep your toiletries and medical supplies with you at all time especially if you are under special medication.

  • Always pack sunscreen, sunglasses and insect repellent with you.