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.
Coronavirus: stay up to date
- Find out how to return to the UK from French Polynesia
- See information on how to stay safely as a visitor if you cannot return
- See coronavirus travel advice for guidance on international travel
- Sign up for email alerts for French Polynesia travel advice.
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.