French Polynesia Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

French Polynesia Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to French Polynesia, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

For those who wish to reconnect with nature, French Polynesia is the place to be. A paradisiacal archipelago south of the Pacific Ocean that will offer a total change of scenery. Tahiti, Bora-Bora or Moorea are home to beautiful beaches perfect for swimming or basking in the sun. Scuba dive to discover the rich coastal seabeds, discovering a variety of marine wildlife. On land, the sights of waterfalls and lush vegetation will leave nature lovers speechless. Do not forget to capture the most beautiful landscapes of French Polynesia, discovering its history through jewels such as the Ethnographic Museum of Puna’auia.

While traveling to French Polynesia, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
A little corner of paradise in French Polynesia

Recommended travel vaccinations for French Polynesia

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to French Polynesia

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

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Medical Care in French Polynesia

You can expect an identical health care system to France in French Polynesia. If you are staying in Hawaii, it is possible to be treated at the Territorial Hospital, the Paofai Clinic or the Cardella Clinic. You will also find adequate care at the two main hospitals in Papeete. French Polynesia offers 6 general hospitals and a total of 20 medical centers and dispensaries. Despite this, you will find it more difficult to access medical care in remote islands.

If you experience an emergency, you should dial 15. If you require an ambulance in Tahiti, call SOS Medecins at 689 40 423 456. The response time is quick and paramedics have been well trained for providing care in emergency situations.

Is French Polynesia Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present
Adventure activities Be wary of security measures
Demonstrations Avoid demonstrations
Road safety Narrow roads and unpaved secondary roads
Risk level Normal security precautions
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit French Polynesia?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

If staying under 90 days, then only a passport is required to enter French Polynesia. The passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the date of departure.

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Embassy of Canada to French Polynesia information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Australian Consulate to New Caledonia (NOUMÉA)
Street Address:
Immeuble Norwich, Level 2, 11 Georges Baudoux street,
Artillerie, Noumea, New Caledonia

Tel.: 687 272 414

Email: [email protected]

Canadian High Commission to New Zealand (WELLINGTON)
Street Address:
Street AddressLevel 11, 125 The Terrace,
Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Tel.: +64 4 473-9577
Fax: +64 4 471-2082

Email: [email protected]

Click here to access the embassy’s website

When you’re in New Caledonia, you can visit the Australian Consulate General in Nouméa. Please note that this is the website for the Canadian High Commission in New Zealand. There is no Canadian government office in New Caledonia.