17 May 2019

Extra warnings for NZ tourists to Fiji

9:44 am on 17 May 2019

New Zealand's foreign ministry has reviewed its advice for travellers heading to Fiji and added warnings about opportunistic crime.

The ministry says it conducted a routine review of its travel advisory for Fiji this week and the risk level remains at normal.

The city centre in Suva, Fiji.

The city centre in Suva, Fiji. Photo: Copyright: ymgerman / 123RF Stock Photo

New Zealanders are asked to exercise normal safety and security precautions but they're being advised to avoid poorly lit areas at night, particularly in Suva.

It also warns that foreigners may be the targets of opportunistic crime, such as theft, robbery and home invasion.

The updated advisory warns travellers modern medical services in Fiji are very limited, and comprehensive travel insurance is advisable.

The ministry continues to warn about passport theft, credit card fraud and sexual harassment in Fiji.

Papua New Guinea and parts of Solomon Islands and Vanuatu remain at a higher risk level for tourists, according to the Safetravel website.