Fiji utilities and services. Fiji utilities include running water, cell phone reception, electricity and health care services. Travellers to the Fijian Islands should be aware that services and utilities in the islands may not be up to the standards they are used to. Emergency medical response services are extremely limited, Fiji water should be boiled and some areas do not have cell phone reception.

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Fiji Services and Utilities

The Fiji Islands are a popular island getaway. However, travellers to the Fiji Islands should be aware that services and utilities in the islands may not be up to the standards they are used to. Fijian emergency medical response services are extremely limited, Fiji water should be boiled and some areas in the Fiji Islands do not have cell phone reception.

Fiji Phone Calls

Most hotels in Fiji have direct dialling facilities.

The country code for inbound calls to Fiji is +679. There are no area codes.

Outbound calls use a dial out code of 05, followed by the country code and telephone number of the number being dialled.

Fiji Cell Phones

It is advised that visitors to Fiji check with their network operator about international roaming facilities in Fiji before leaving their home country. Please note that some areas in Fiji do not have cell phone reception.

Fiji Electricity

The current in Fiji is 240 volts AC 50Hz, with three-pin power points - the same as in Australia and New Zealand.

Leading hotels and resorts offer universal outlets for 240v or 110v appliances, or 110V adapters.

Many island resorts generate their own electricity, and at times the generators will kick in and out. This creates a bit of a problem as bedside digital clocks will reset back to 12:00. If you think you'll need a reliable timepiece to make connections etc, it may be wise to pack a travel alarm clock.

Fiji Water

It is recommended that you boil all drinking water in Fiji. Alternatively drink bottled water. Also try to avoid ice cubes, raw and undercooked food.

Fiji Health Services

Health care facilities in Fiji urban areas are adequate for routine medical problems.

There are two major hospitals in Fiji. The Lautoka Hospital in the western city of Lautoka, and the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva.

Travellers to Fiji should be aware that emergency response can be extremely limited. The few Fijian ambulances available are poorly equipped and staffed.

In the rural areas of Fiji, staff medical training is limited and there are often shortages of supplies and medications.

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