23/06/2021 TRAVEL ADVISORY: Travel restrictions in place, COVID-19

Tourist vat refund scheme

Find out how you can save even more on your Fijian holiday.

The Fiji VAT (Value Added Tax) refund scheme allows tourists to claim a refund of VAT paid on goods purchased in Fiji and taken out of Fiji.


Where can I get a VAT Refund?

Claims can be made when departing the country at:

  • Airports      -  Nadi,  Nausori (Suva) 
  • Ports of Call (Cruises) - Suva, Lautoka, Savusavu


What are the conditions of the Scheme?

Under the Scheme, VAT refunds can be claimed on:

  • A cumulative minimum spend of FJD$500 (VAT Inclusive) at any APPROVED licensed retailer during your stay in Fiji.
  • Unused, non-consumable goods.  These do not include services or consumables like accommodation, transport, meals, liquor or cigarettes
  • Goods must be taken out of Fiji within 2 months from the date of purchase.
  • Large items must be carried as checked-in baggage and smaller items as hand luggage.


How do I participate and benefit from this Scheme?

  • Look for the TVRS signage at APPROVED licensed retailers.  
  • Advise the sales assistant that you’d like to claim a refund when you make your purchase and have your passport ready. 
  • The retailer will access the Customs computer system, print a form and attach relevant receipts.
  • Upon departure, present your items to the Customs officer