French Polynesia travel advice

Explore our complete guide to French Polynesia with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for French Polynesia.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia © Mike Liu -
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French Polynesia travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to French Polynesia with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

French Polynesia - quick facts
Time difference UK -9 to -10 hours
Language(s) French, Tahitian
Currency CFP Franc
Electricity C + E plug (220V)
Driving side Right

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French Polynesia weather

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The French Polynesia weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Papeete, Tahiti.

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French Polynesia travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting French Polynesia from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around French Polynesia.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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French Polynesia travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to French Polynesia with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in French Polynesia, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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French Polynesia covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in French Polynesia with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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French Polynesia FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to French Polynesia including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to French Polynesia due to Covid-19?

French Polynesia is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for French Polynesia.

Check out Health Directorate, French Polynesia for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from French Polynesia?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from French Polynesia. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between French Polynesia and the UK?

The time difference between French Polynesia and the UK is UK time-9 to UK time-10 hours.

What is the main language spoken in French Polynesia?

The main languages spoken in French Polynesia are French and Tahitian.

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What is the currency in French Polynesia?

The currency in French Polynesia is the CFP Franc (XPF).

Which plugs are used in French Polynesia?

French Polynesia uses electrical plug type C + E (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in French Polynesia?

They drive on the right side of the road in French Polynesia.

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