Travel advice for French Polynesia.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for French Polynesia.

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in Swiss francs (CHF)

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in local currency

    Local currency / ISO Code

    CFP franc XPF

    Currency exchange rate

    XPF 100 = ~ CHF 1.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ XPF 100.00 (07/2020)

    Further Information

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    Practical Information:

    Country code for calling Switzerland

    00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

    Time difference with Switzerland

    - 10-11 h / - 11-12 h during our summer time

    National language

    Official language

    French and Tahitian

    Language capabilities





    110/220 volt / adapter required

    Travel documents for Swiss citizens

    Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.

    Swiss Embassy / Consulate

    Paris (Frankreich), 142 Rue de Grenelle
    Tel. +33 1 49 55 67 00

    Opening hours


    8.00 - 15.30 h (Mon - Fri)


    8.00 - 11.30 h and 13.30 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri)
    8.00 - 11.30 h (Sat)

    • Swiss driver's license accepted; international driver's license recommended.

    • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 (varies by rental company).

    Health situation
    • Mosquito protection advised.

    • Risk of dengue fever.

    • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.

    Other information

    French Polynesia comprises the islands of Tahiti, Bora Bora, Marquesas, etc.

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