Fiji

Fiji: Key Information Location Fiji is a 322-island nation, with 7,055 square miles of land occupying an ocean area of 426,000 square miles. The Fiji Islands are generally divided into three groups; the central islands, including Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, comprise the largest and most fertile land masses and population bases. The Lau Islands are small, lying east of the main islands as far as Tonga. The Ra Islands, consisting of the Mananucas and the Yasawas, lie west and northwest of Nadi and its international airport.

Entry All visitors to Fiji must have return or ongoing tickets and a passport that will be valid for at least three months beyond the date of departure.

Car Rental Avis, Hertz, Budget, Thrifty and locally-owned car rental firms have offices in Suva, Lautoka and Nadi and at the airports and hotels. Rates range from $14 for a small car without air-conditioning to $35 per day for a Toyota Corolla.

Currency Fiji dollar. The exchange rate at press time was one U.S. dollar to 1.5 Fiji dollars.

Language English is widely spoken; Fijian and Hindi are secondary languages.

Time Pacific Standard Time plus 19 hours.

Fiji Visitors Bureau www.bulafiji.com