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Summary

Travelchimps aims to provide ALL the information you need (see our Travel Dashboard). This page uses data from UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The usual caveat: we cannot guarantee import of this information was error free and therefore the accuracy of this page. Always use a number of sources to check important information

Advice current as at 4:00 am 18 Jul 2019.

French Polynesia is a French Overseas Territory. There’s no British Embassy in French Polynesia. Consular support is limited however, the British High Commission Wellington in New Zealand can provide some consular support to British nationals.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in French Polynesia, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

Crime levels are low.

Many hundreds of British tourists visit French Polynesia each year. Most visits are trouble-free.

Tropical storms can occur between the months of November and April. See Natural disasters

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.


 

Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

French Polynesia
Currency: CFP Franc (XPF)
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Dialling Code: 689
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 163,000 in 2011
Languages Spoken:
French (official language) 61%
Tahitian (official language) 31%


Capital City(s):
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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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