Located halfway between California and Australia, French Polynesia is an overseas territory of France situated in the South Pacific Ocean. The country is made up of over 100 islands and stretches over 2,000km. Often referred to as the Islands of Tahiti, this collection of islands is split into 5 archipelagos. There may be a large number of islands which make up this country, but many of the islands are uninhabited, and the landmass is only 1,600 square miles.
Travel Health Information
vaccinations for travelling here
These frequently change from country to country. If you attend a pre-travel consultation you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as:
- Food and water hygiene
- Insect and animal bite avoidances
- Personal safety
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Sun protection
- Altitude sickness
Malaria and regions within country:
Malaria is not normally present in French Polynesia.
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