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French Polynesia is located in the South Pacific Ocean, to the northeast of New Zealand. The archipelago of French Polynesia consists of 118 islands.
Visa and Immigration Procedures to French Polynesia
All visitors traveling to French Polynesia must have a valid passport, as well as a return ticket. You can not visit French Polynesia on a one-way ticket. Visas can be obtained at the embassies of French Polynesia worldwide. Travelers from Europe are permitted to stay for an unlimited period of time, while other travelers from countries in North America are entitled to a visa-free stay in French Polynesia for up to three months. For nationals of other countries, please check for the specific requirements with the French Polynesia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Things/Items Allowed into French Polynesia
Visitors to French Polynesia are allowed to import up to 200 individual cigarettes or 250g of tobacco. Alcoholic beverages such as wine should not exceed 4 liters.
Things/Items Forbidden out of French Polynesia
・Live Animals from French Polynesia
Things/Items Forbidden into French Polynesia
・Arms and Ammunition
・Food products of Animal Origin
Voice of Travelers to French Polynesia
Great vacation in French Polynesia
We flew to French Polynesia from Auckland with the ticket on Air New Zealand. The flight to French Polynesia took four hours. The transport to the hotel in French Polynesia was included in the price of ticket. We bought the ticket at a local travel agency specializing in tours in French Polynesia. The service was great on both flights and in French Polynesia which is a great vacation destination. The highlight was our luxury hotel which not located far from French Polynesia's capital. The beaches we visited were clean and well kept. We actually stayed in French Polynesia for a week longer than expect and ended up changing out return ticket for a later date.
Cheap ticket to French Polynesia and a helicopter ride
As a single lady living in Japan, I always look out for cheap flight tickets to travel around Asia. This time, I found a really cheap ticket to French Polynesia, so gave it a try. The flight to French Polynesia was direct. Service on board Air Tahiti, the national carrier of French Polynesia, was not the best but was still worth the price of the ticket. I purchased the ticket online. Once I landed in French Polynesia, I decided to take a helicopter tour to see French Polynesia from the air. This was by far the most amazing experiences in French Polynesia. The ticket was expensive, however, I booked it since I had saved money for the ticket from Japan. I have to say that French Polynesia is a truly wonderful place to visit.
French Polynesia Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is there to do in French Polynesia?
A. French Polynesia has beautiful beaches which are very popular among visitors. However, there is much more to see. French Polynesia offers outdoor activities such as snorkeling and dolphin watching, hiking in the tropical forests and swimming with manta rays. French Polynesia can be also seen from the air. Helicopter flights operate regularly all across the French Polynesian islands.
Q. Do people in French Polynesia speak English?
A. The national language in French Polynesia is French, however, people who work in tourism in French Polynesia speak English. Visitors should not have any issues regarding language.
French Polynesia - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Faaa International Airport ・Los Angeles International Airport
・Charles de Gaulle Airport (Paris)
・Narita International Airport (Tokyo)
Flight Routes to French Polynesia
There are direct flights to French Polynesia from Japan, USA and Australia. Air tickets to French Polynesia can be purchased through multiple airlines, however, ticket prices vary depending on the airline(s) of your choice. It is necessary to purchase a return ticket in order to visit French Polynesia. An outbound ticket from French Polynesia is also acceptable. The national airline of French Polynesia is Air Tahiti Nui. Air France, Japan Airlines, Air New Zealand, Qantas, LAN Chile, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti and Hawaiian Airlines have regular scheduled flights to and from French Polynesia.