Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel
Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Mona
Tropical Cyclone Mona is currently tracking towards Fiji, and is forecast to make landfall on the main islands as a Category 1 or 2 cyclone around Sunday morning (local time). Tropical Cyclone Mona may bring heavy rain and strong winds, which are expected to affect Fiji from Friday or Saturday onwards.
New Zealanders in Fiji are advised to stay away from the affected areas as advised by local authorities, and to follow their advice including evacuation orders. Seek suitable shelter. Visitors and tourists staying in travel accommodation should follow the guidance of their accommodation management and/or tour operators. Monitor the media to stay up to date with developments. It is generally considered sensible practice not to venture outdoors and remain well away from the sea during a cyclone. It is also important to keep family and friends in New Zealand updated on your welfare.
Transport links may be impacted. Contact your airline or travel agent directly to find out if travel has been disrupted. If your travel is disrupted, ensure you keep all receipts to support your travel insurance claim. New Zealanders in Fiji are advised to update their SafeTravel registration information or take this opportunity to register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
New Zealanders in the area requiring consular assistance can contact the New Zealand High Commission in Suva, Fiji on + 679 331 1422 or via email at NZHC@unwired.com.fj.
Reviewed:4 Jan 2019, 12:20