Are there any scams I should be aware of traveling to Fiji Islands?

What should I be careful of in Fiji?

Fiji is generally a safe place to travel. However, visitors to Fiji may fall victim to petty crimes such as theft or ATM skimming. Avoid walking alone at night in urban areas, particularly downtown Suva, lock your car if you have one and keep expensive valuables out of sight.

How do you avoid scams when traveling?

The best way to avoid these travel scams is to stay one step ahead of the thief.
First – spread out all your valuables; never keep all your important documents, cards and/or your passport in one place.
Second – never put a wallet or anything of value in either your front or back jean pocket.

Is it safe to visit Fiji?

Crime. The level of serious crime is generally low, but petty theft is fairly common. Be particularly careful with personal possessions and travel documents in cities and other popular tourist destinations. Use a hotel safe where possible and avoid carrying everything in one bag.

What country does Fiji belong to?

After nearly a century as British colony, Fiji became independent in 1970. Today Fiji has one of the most developed economies of the Pacific islands.

What can you not bring to Fiji?

It is prohibited to bring certain types of weapons with you, such as flick knives, swordsticks, knuckle-dusters and weapons designed to give the appearance of another object. Importing firearms is restricted and subject to obtaining an import permit from the Fiji Police.

What should I know before going to Fiji?

15 Things You Should Know Before Visiting Fiji
Tipping Is Not Expected.
When Visiting Small Villages, Bring a Gift.
Consider the Best Time for Visiting Fiji.
It’s Okay for People to Roam Around With Machetes.
Learn Some Fijian Words Such as ‘Bula’ and ‘Vinaka’
Adapt to Fijian Time.
There Are No Cash Machines.

What are common travel scams?

One of the most common travel scams is the “bump and grab,” and frequently happens in train, bus, and metro stations. Tourists can easily get distracted and overwhelmed by the number of people in these bustling transportation hubs. In this scam, a thief or a group of thieves will “accidentally” bump into a tourist.

What scams are going around now?

Common Scams
Advance Fee Scams. …
Tech Support Scams. …
Phishing. …
Emergency Scams. …
IRS or Government Imposter Scams. …
Foreign Money Exchange Scams. …
Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks. …
Bogus Debts.