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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Suva (Fiji), Asbestos Warning in Downtown Suva

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The U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji, informs U.S. citizens residing in or visiting Fiji that the Fiji government has issued a public advisory to avoid the area surrounding the Suva Civic Center.  This follows the discovery of asbestos material during construction work on the site of the Civic Center.

For further information, please visit local media sources such as the Fiji Sun or Fiji Times websites.

For further information on travel in the Embassy Suva consular district:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the latest Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Suva, located at 158 Princes Road, Tamavua, Suva, Fiji, at +679 331 4466, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or email the American Citizens Services unit at SuvaACS@state.gov.  After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +679 772 8049.

    For emergencies involving American citizens, you can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

    The U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji, informs U.S. citizens residing in or visiting Fiji that the Fiji government has issued a public advisory to avoid the area surrounding the Suva Civic Center.  This follows the discovery of asbestos material during construction work on the site of the Civic Center.

    For further information, please visit local media sources such as the Fiji Sun or Fiji Times websites.

    For further information on travel in the Embassy Suva consular district:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the latest Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Suva, located at 158 Princes Road, Tamavua, Suva, Fiji, at +679 331 4466, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or email the American Citizens Services unit at SuvaACS@state.gov.  After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +679 772 8049.
  • For emergencies involving American citizens, you can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).