Tropical Diseases & Vaccinations

Fiji is FREE from most major tropical diseases like Malaria and Yellow Fever so keep your regular vaccinations (tetanus, Hepatitis, Measles etc) up to date. Consult with your medical practitioner or travel advisory before you fly.

Occasionally Fiji does have a dengue season which is spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The best advice to avoid getting dengue is to carry mosquito repellent with you always and apply often!

Bad weather can cause flooding and water-borne diseases to spike. But you should be fine if you drink boiled or bottled water and avoid swimming in rivers where there are lots of animal activity.

Natural Disasters 

Fiji is blessed with buckets of sunshine but occasional bouts of bad weather and natural disasters can sometimes hugely impact our communities. 

Tropical Cyclones 

The hot summer months from November to April are when tropical cyclones sometimes form in the South West Pacific.  Cyclones are usually short-lived and of varied strength but can bring damaging winds and heavy rainfall. 

Resorts and marinas usually have their own tropical cyclone preparedness plans and will keep everyone informed of what to do if the need arises.   

If a cyclone warning is issued, don’t panic. Weather disturbances are tracked once they form in the Pacific and there is usually time to prepare before the weather turns nasty.  But if you’re after some extra peace of mind, here’s a few things you can do: 

Check with your hotel about their cyclone preparedness plans.  If you are in the outer islands this may include relocating to the main island while the seas are still calm and safe to travel.

Buy a local phone SIM and data at any Vodafone or Digicel outlet or at the Nadi International Airport

Stock up on food, snacks and drinking water

Follow weather updates on the local radio, television station or weather websites.

Keep devices fully charged and conserve their battery. Lanterns, torches and extra batteries are also handy if the electricity goes out.

Grab a book, deck of cards or a board game to stave off the boredom – you could be stuck indoors for a while.

Stay indoors and out of strong winds unless it’s necessary to move.

Flooding and storm surge is common so keep away from the ocean or rivers until long after the storm passes. 

Port Denarau and Vuda Marina have dedicated cyclone safety areas, but there are also numerous havens for yachts scattered throughout the islands that you can harbour in during a storm.  


Unlike cyclones, tsunamis are unpredictable and can be triggered after a huge earthquake.  If there is a massive earthquake, listen out for warnings on the local radio or websites.  If a tsunami warning is issued, there may be very little time to prepare.  Timing is essential. 

Gather essential items only (passports, ID, medicines etc)

Move quickly to high ground, away from the ocean or large river deltas. 

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