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Last verified: Monday, 28. September 2020 at 07:18 AM

French Polynesia Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to French Polynesia

Local Situation: 4.3 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to French Polynesia. We detected travel advisories from 3 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 4.3 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in French Polynesia

There are currently 1,332 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in French Polynesia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 5 officially reported deaths related to this disease in French Polynesia.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for French Polynesia

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for French Polynesia.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination French Polynesia from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to French Polynesia due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for French Polynesia due ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/french-polynesia-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/french-polynesia

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Enforceable social distancing measures are in place. You have to follow strict pre-departure and registration processes. You must wear a face mask in certain public spaces and on public transport. Fines may apply. We advise: Do not travel to French Polynesia.

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/french-polynesia

Individual rating changes for French Polynesia

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of French Polynesia. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 1st 2020

The total rating for French Polynesia changed from 3.7 to 4.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for French Polynesia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for French Polynesia changed from 3.3 to 3.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for French Polynesia to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 23rd 2020

The total rating for French Polynesia changed from 3.0 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for French Polynesia with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for French Polynesia changed from 2.5 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for French Polynesia to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for French Polynesia changed from 1.0 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for French Polynesia with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for French Polynesia changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for French Polynesia with a rating of 1.0.

About French Polynesia

French Polynesia with its capital Papeete is a country in Oceania (Polynesia), slightly less than one-third the size of Connecticut (4,167 km²). The country is located Oceania, archipelagoes in the South Pacific Ocean about half way between South America and Australia. The climate can be described as tropical, but moderate. The landscape is mixture of rugged high islands and low islands with reefs. With a population of about 0.27 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Papeete
Population less than one million
Size 4.167 km²
Size comparable to slightly less than one-third the size of Connecticut
Common languages French, Tahitian
Currency Franc (short: XPF)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +689
Internet Top Level Domain .pf
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 PF
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 PYF
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 258

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems French Polynesia is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • and reef damage)
  • and tsunamis producing floods
  • droughts
  • erosion
  • extreme weather events (cyclones
  • fresh water scarcity
  • landslides
  • sea level rise
  • storms

Natural hazzards

  • occasional cyclonic storms in January

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of French Polynesia. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. agricultural processing
  2. handicrafts
  3. pearls
  4. phosphates
  5. tourism

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. coconuts
  3. coffee
  4. dairy products
  5. fish
  6. fruits
  7. poultry
  8. vanilla
  9. vegetables

French Polynesian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from French Polynesia.

Export products

  1. coconut products
  2. cultured pearls
  3. mother-of-pearl
  4. shark meat
  5. vanilla

Import products

  1. equipment
  2. foodstuffs
  3. fuels
  4. machinery

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for French Polynesia?

French Polynesia is currently rated at 4,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 3 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to French Polynesia.

Is it safe to travel French Polynesia in 2020?

The score is rather high (4,3) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to French Polynesia. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for French Polynesia?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 3 individual sources for French Polynesia.

What is the current Corona virus situation in French Polynesia?

There are currently 1,332 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in French Polynesia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 5 officially reported deaths related to this disease in French Polynesia.

What is the size of French Polynesia?

French Polynesia has a size of 4,167 km² or 1,609 mi² which is slightly less than one-third the size of Connecticut.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.