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Do You Need Travel Insurance for French Polynesia?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for French Polynesia?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for French Polynesia?
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This stunning collection of islands is a wonderful stop for anyone who loves to travel. Including Tahiti and Bora Bora, a trip to French Polynesia will be full of rich history of native people who love and work with the land.

The pristine beaches and sparkling blue water invite visitors to relax by the shore, explore underwater coral reefs and unwind from the stresses of everyday life.

Travel Requirements for French Polynesia

Wondering whether you need French Polynesia travel insurance? While travel insurance isn't mandatory, it's still a good idea. It's highly recommended that visitors to French Polynesia have either travel health insurance for French Polynesia or agree to pay for any medical treatment needed in full. Due to the potential for high medical bills derailing your vacation, we recommend investing in a travel health plan that will cover COVID-19-related costs.

With a wide range of plans on the market, it may be difficult to select a plan. To find the plan that's best for you, first assess the condition of your health then take a look at your travel plans. From there, you can compare plans side by side with our compare tool. For travelers with pre-existing conditions, senior travelers and those looking for more complete coverage, a comprehensive plan is the best option. If you are looking for basic coverage at an affordable price, a limited plan may be the way to go.

COVID-19 in French Polynesia

For the most up-to-date information on travel entry requirements for French Polynesia, please visit this tourism page. If you're traveling to French Polynesia, here are some Covid safety precautions to take. For the most up-to-date information on Covid restrictions for traveling, please follow CDC guidelines.

If you visit the country, consider Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) insurance so that you may recoup some of your costs if you need to cancel, postpone or cut short your original travel plans for any reason, including COVID-19-related concerns.

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Covid information for your trip

Do you know the Covid situation for your destination? Keep up with country-specific advisories and notifications.

Health & safety

French Polynesia is a relatively safe country, the largest source of crime is pickpocketing and purse snatching. To avoid theft, be sure to be aware of your things and do not leave them unattended on a beach or any public place. The biggest risk is losing your passport as it is likely to take a great deal of your vacation time to get a new or temporary passport from the embassy of your home country.

To reduce this risk, consider keeping your passport in the hotel safe or on your person in a passport holder. Also be sure to make copies of your passport, travel insurance information and credit cards and keep them in the bottom of your luggage or in the hotel safe. This way, if these important items are stolen, you have a backup and an easy way to verify your identity.

Necessary vaccinations

Make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before your trip. Here are some common vaccination recommendations for French Polynesia.

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis
  • Flu (influenza)
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Meningitis
  • Shingles
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Rabies
  • Hepatitis B
  • Yellow fever
  • Pneumonia

For the most up-to-date information on required vaccinations and other health requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Visas & documentation

If you're visiting French Polynesia from a European Union country or a country in the European Economic Area or the United States, you do not need a visa to visit French Polynesia for three months or less. To find out if you need a visa, visit the official website to see all of the rules and regulations surrounding visas to enter French Polynesia.

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