Fijian Dollar (FJD; symbol F$) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of F$100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 2. Coins are in denominations of F$1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are accepted at a number of establishments and can be used in resorts on most islands.
Major international cards are accepted at ATMs, which can be found in Nadi, Suva and Savusavu, and although they are cropping up throughout the rest of the islands, these cannot always be relied upon.
Traveller's cheques attract a rate slightly higher than cash and are easily changed at banks (for a commission) and private exchange offices (often without commission).
Generally Mon-Thurs 0930-1500, Fri 0930-1600. Foreign Exchange Dealers: Mon-Fri 0830-1700, Sat 0830-1300.
There are no restrictions on the import of local currency and the import or export of foreign currency, provided it is declared upon arrival. The export of local currency is limited to F$500.
Exchange facilities are available at the airport, at trading banks, at private exchange offices and at most hotels.
Fiji duty free
The following items may be imported by persons 17 years of age and over into Fiji without incurring customs duty:
• 250 cigarettes or 250g cigars or 250g of tobacco goods.
• 2.25L of spirits or 4.5L of wine or beer.
• Goods to the value of F$400 excluding personal effects; 118ml of perfume.
Note: The Value Added Tax (VAT) on most items in the Fiji Islands is 12.5%.
The import of vegetables, seeds, meat and dairy products requires a special permit from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forests. The import of firearms and weapons, dangerous drugs and related utensils, live animals, products manufactured from endangered species, and biological specimens is also restricted.