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French Polynesia information
About French Polynesia
The languages that are typically spoken are French
French Polynesia uses the CFP franc (symbol: Fr), code XPF.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 1000 and 500 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 francs.
Internet speed in French Polynesia is on average 1.9 Mbps. WiFi coverage in French Polynesia is low. It is not as easy to find one.
Import and export information
All the items on the prohibited import list.
There are no restrictions on the export of currency if leaving for another EU country. Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared when leaving the EU.
Protected species and their derivative products protected under CITES require a permit for export.
Tobacco:250g of smoking tobacco; or
Tobacco:A proportional combination of these goods (such as 100 cigarettes and 50 cigarillos).
Alcohol:There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the EU.
Alcohol:Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.
Currency:There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the EU.
Currency:Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.
Other items:Medication for personal use.
Other items:Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €430 when travelling by air or sea.
Other items:Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €300 when travelling by land.
Other items:Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €200 for travellers under 15 years of age.
Narcotic and psychotropic drugs (except when accompanied by a prescription, medical certificate or an import and export authorisation).
The following breeds of dogs are prohibited: Staffordshire bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, Mastiffs/Boerboels, Tosas, and Molossers.
Endangered species and their derivative products protected under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
Pornographic products or objects which include the representation of minors.
Plants and plant products require a Common Health Entry Document for Plant Protection. For further information, please visit theMinistry for Agriculture, Agrifood and Forestry.
Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits.
Live animals (including pets) and animal based products are subject to a mandatory health inspection at the first point of entry on EU territory. They must also have a microchip or tattoo, and have been properly vaccinated against rabies. A Common Veterinary Entry Document certifying the healthy inspection must be provided with the customs declaration. Pets travelling within the EU must have a valid pet passport. For further information, please visit theVeterinary and Phytosanitary Border Inspection Office (SIVEP).
Cultural goods leaving France must travel with a certificate, and cultural goods leaving the EU must leave with a certificate and an export authorisation. For further information, please visit theMinistry for Culture and Communication.
Weapons and ammunition, depending on their category, are subject to prior transfer agreement, import authorisation, transfer permit, or export authorisation.
Meat, milk and other dairy products for personal consumption are allowed from EU countries, Andorra, Canary Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland.
Meat, fish, dairy, and animal origin products are not allowed from non EU countries except Croatia, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland.
Plants, flowers, fruit and vegetables are allowed in small quantities from EU countries and in some cases non EU countries.
It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.
As hepatitis A outbreaks occur throughout the world and sometimes in countries with a low risk for hepatitis A, travellers should consult with their doctor prior to travel to see if the hepatitis A vaccine is necessary.
A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.
A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals and researchers, or for those who may come into contact with bats.
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is often reported in Europe between April and November. For further information, please visit the CDCTick-borne Encephalitis Advice.
H5N1 Avian Influenza has been reported in France. For further information, please visit the CDCAvian Flu Advice.