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Hitching is never entirely safe in any country and we don’t recommend it. Travellers who decide to hitch should understand that they are taking a small but potentially serious risk.

Hitching in Fiji, however, is common. Locals do it all the time, especially with carriers. It is customary to pay the equivalent of the relevant bus fare to the driver. Hitchhikers will be safer if they travel in pairs and let someone know where they are planning to go.

Crime is more prevalent around Suva, although there have been cases of hitchhikers being mugged around Nadi.