Nationals of many countries do not require a visa to visit French Polynesia for a period..Travel Health
There are occasional outbreaks of the mosquito-borne disease dengue fever in French..Local Currency
The currency is the franc cours pacifique (CFP) or simply the 'franc'. The note..Weather
French Polynesia has a typical climate for a tropical, oceanic island. Temperatures and..Local Customs
When arriving in French Polynesia you may be welcomed with a traditional garland made of..Languages
French and Tahitian are the official languages, but English is spoken and understood in..Transport Options
The major international airport is Faaa Airport in Papeete, on Tahiti. Getting between..Local Food
For a true island cuisine experience try a feast called a tamaaraa when food is cooked in..Local Timezones
French Polynesia is 10 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-10) except for the Gambier..Dutyfree Limits
The following is a basic guide to what travelers may bring into French Polynesia without..
The Society Islands Archipelago (composed of the Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands) is a group of high, tropical..Tuamotu-Gambier Islands Information
The largest of the Polynesian archipelagos includes 76 islands and atolls extending over more than 20,000 square kms...Marquesas Islands Information
The Marquesas archipelago, with its powerful landscapes, its cliffs and sharp peaks and its deep valleys, imposes its..Austral Islands Information
Hundreds of miles to the south of Tahiti lie the Austral islands, a chain of five high islands located on the Tropic of..INDEX OF ALL states AND LOCATIONS
Nationals of many countries do not require a visa to visit French Polynesia for a period of up to 3 months. This includes Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the US among others. Members of the European Union and the European Economic Area do not require a visa even for stays of longer than 90 days. You may be required to show immigration officials that you have return or onward tickets and adequate means of support and accommodation upon entering French Polynesia.
Citizens of other nationalities must request a short stay visa from the French Consulate or Embassy, or the "Prefecture" (in French Administrations) in their country of residence.
There is no departure tax for French Polynesia.
As entry requirements may change from time to time it is strongly advised that you check with the department of foreign affairs or your local consulate or embassy for the current requirements.
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270 kilometres northwest of Tahiti, Bora Bora the pearl of the Pacific undoubtedly has the world's most beautiful..Tahiti Information
Tahiti is the beating heart of French Polynesia. It is both the gate to the country with Tahiti Faa'a airport and the..Rangiroa Information
Slightly over an hour away from Tahiti on flights that run daily, Rangiroa is a gigantic atoll,the largest in..Tahaa Information
Just a few minutes away from Raiatea's airport by shuttle boat,Tahaa “The vanilla island”has retained the..Fakarava Information
450 kilometres from Papeete, Fakarava is the second largest atoll of Polynesia. Like her big sister Rangiroa,this..Rurutu Information
Protected from the ocean's fury by a small coral reef, Rurutu the “gushing rock” in the Polynesian language is the..Tikehau Information
300 kilometres northeast of Tahiti and a few kilometres from Rangiroa,Tikehau,with its nearly perfect circular blue..Raiatea Information
40 minutes on a direct flight from Tahiti- Faa’a,Raiatea was the first island settled by Polynesians and the starting..INDEX OF ALL LOCATIONS