Foreign travel advice

French Polynesia

Important COVID-19 Exceptional Travel Advisory Notice

As countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel and border restrictions, the FCO advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Any country or area may restrict travel without notice. If you live in the UK and are currently travelling abroad, you are strongly advised to return now, where and while there are still commercial routes available. Many airlines are suspending flights and many airports are closing, preventing flights from leaving.

Summary

Coronavirus: stay up to date

There are currently limited commercial options available to return to the UK from French overseas territories. With the exception of Réunion, all regular commercial flights between mainland France and French overseas territories are suspended. For more information see the travel advice for France.

For guidance on how to stay safely in French Polynesia as a visitor if you are unable to return to the UK, see Staying during coronavirus

French Polynesia has introduced entry restrictions in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. See Entry requirements

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.