Latest news
  1. Oceania Athletics Championships 2022 – Mackay, Australia
  2. Continental Tour 2022: Oceania
  3. World Athletics Veteran Pin
  4. Brian Roe – World Athletics Plaque of Merit
  5. Once-in-a-Lifetime Games; Privileged to be a Technical Official 
  6. Flack, Snell, Doubell … Peter Bol?
  7. Oceania Identified Athlete from Tuvalu makes Olympic Debut
  8. Oceania Athletics Tokyo2020 Event Previews
  9. Jonah Harris on Track to Create Nauru History
  10. Global Conversation
  11. 2020 MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS
  12. Oceania One Day Meetings 2020-21
  13. Cook Islands Games
  14. World Athletics – Wrap Up
  15. Lauren Bruce Claims Area Hammer Throw Record
  16. McSweyn Area Record
  17. Project W.I.N: HPTC Athletes take on Nutrition
  18. Area Record Holder Announces Retirement
  19. OAA COMPETITION COMMISSION: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
  20. Alex Beddoes: Sportsmen of the Year
  21. AREA NEWS: FEBRUARY
  22. Ratcliffe Sets New Area Record at Porritt Classic
  23. Oceania 20km Race Walk Championships
  24. Fiji’s Sprinter, Heleina Young, Awarded Inaugural Scholarship
  25. Tokyo Qualifiers, Records, and GIO OzDay10k
  26. Hull and Baxter Set New Area Records
  27. Palau: 4th Annual Koror Kolor Run
  28. Maurie Plant: Tributes and Memories
  29. 2020 Melanesian Championships: New Location
  30. NMA 38th Annual Christmas Island Relay
  31. Congratulations to newly elected OAA President Robin Sapong Eugenio of the Northen Mariana Islands
  32. McSweyn claims Zatopek 10,000m Victory in Record Time
  33. Sir Peter Snell, a New Zealand Athletic Legend who Always be Remembered
  34. Day 9 & 10: Doha Report
  35. Doha Report: Day 8
  36. Doha Day 7: Report
  37. Doha Report: Day 6
  38. Doha Report: Day 3
  39. Doha – Day Two
  40. Day 1: Competition Begins
  41. Press Release: 2021 OCEANIA AREA CHAMPIONSHIPS
  42. Sally Pearson, one of Australia’s greatest Olympians, has announced her retirement. 
  43. Oceania Athletics Council 2019-2023
  44. Athlete Profile: Lataisi Mwea 
  45. Oceania Cup 2023
  46. Athlete Profile: Banuve Tabakaucoro FIJI
  47. Athlete Profile: ‘Ata Maama Tu’utafaiva TONGA
  48. Athlete Profile: Isila Apkup PNG

Weekly Recap

Weekly Recap

 

The annual 2017 Oceania Championships held at the ANZ National Stadium is coming up in 35 days so here are some tips & info for travelling to Fiji.

 

Entry Requirements

A valid passport for at least three months beyond the intended period of stay and a ticket for onward travel is required as well as sufficient funds. Visas are granted on arrival for a stay of four months for citizens of Commonwealth countries and nationals of Nauru, Tonga, United States, Samoa and some additional countries.   Nationals of other countries require prearranged visas.

Arrival & Departure

Fiji welcomes visitors and to facilitate easy entry, everything has been done to make the process as pleasant as possible. A valid passport for at least three months beyond the intended period of stay and a ticket for return or onward travel is required.

Food and Drink

Mains water is normally heavily chlorinated, and whilst relatively safe may cause mild abdominal upsets. Bottled water is available and is advised for the first few weeks of the stay. Milk is pasteurized and dairy products are safe for consumption. Local meat, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables are generally considered safe to eat.

Currency

The Fijian dollar is the basic unit of currency, available in denominations of $2, $5, $10, $20, $50. Coins: 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c and $1. There is no limit to the amount of money to be brought in. Visitors are allowed to take out currency up to the amount imported.

The Fijian dollar (FJD) is the basic unit of currency. Currently:

FJD100 = AUD54

FJD100 = NZD66

FJD100 = USD56

 

Health and Medical

Fiji is free of major tropical diseases, including malaria. It has an effective, western-style medical system. Fresh water reticulated in Suva, Lautoka and the other major towns has been treated and is safe to drink. Hospitals are located in the major centers and there are health centers in rural areas. Hotels and resorts usually have a qualified nurse on the premises and a doctor on call. As in all travel it is recommended to take out a comprehensive health insurance.

 

Shopping/Business and shopping hours:

Handicraft, jewelry including traditional, souvenir, souvenir garments and other duty free items.  Shopping hours are from 8.00a.m. – 7.00p.m. Sunday and public holiday trading is also permitted.

 

Transport available:

Bus services provide from 5.30am to 11pm. Taxi and carrier services are provided 24 hours service. Rental cars are available 24 hours, tour and boat transfers from main land to outer islands from hotel desks can also be arranged.

Hopefully these tips and information will make time in fiji easier.

 

RECENT NEWS