Logistics: Flights, Visas, Scheduling

Flights/Airport

If you are arriving on Sunday, Habitat Fiji/the hotel van will pick you up at the airport. I will send out final confirmations of all arrival logistics via email one week before our trip. If you are arriving early, please plan to be back at the hotel for our first team dinner on Sunday evening.

When flying into Fiji, you will receive Immigration and Customs forms. These are typically handed out for you to complete on the plane prior to landing. The Immigration form will ask the reason for your visit, and you should indicate TOURISM. (Do not indicate that you are working, on business, etc). You may also need to give an address in Fiji- this will be included in the arrival logistics email.

Visas

No visa is required for citizens of the US, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, and many other countries. If you’re curious, a full list of visa-exempt countries is here: http://www.immigration.gov.fj/travel-requirements/visa-exempted-countries

Work Schedule

Sunday (17th): Arrival and first team dinner, overnight in Nadi.
Monday (18th): Travel to Suva, Habitat Fiji Orientation
Tuesday-Friday (19th-22nd): Build days: Breakfast will be eaten at at the hotel, and we’ll leave shortly thereafter for the building site. We’ll work in the morning, break for lunch prepared by the local community, and then work again in the afternoon. After work we’ll head back to our accommodations to shower and have a team meeting before enjoying dinner at a local restaurant.
Saturday/Sunday (23rd/24th): Cultural activities
Monday-Wednesday (25th-27th): Build days: Breakfast will be eaten at at the hotel, and we’ll leave shortly thereafter for the building site. We’ll work in the morning, break for lunch prepared by the local community, and then work again in the afternoon. After work we’ll head back to our accommodations to shower and have a team meeting before enjoying dinner at a local restaurant. On the final day there is typically a closing ceremony.
Thursday (28th): Travel to Nadi and depart

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