French Polynesia (i/ˈfrɛntʃpɒlᵻˈniːʒə/; French:Polynésie française[pɔlinezi fʁɑ̃sɛz]; Tahitian:Pōrīnetia Farāni) is an overseas collectivity of the French Republic; collectivité d'outre-mer de la République française (COM), sometimes unofficially referred to as an overseas country; pays d'outre-mer (POM). It is composed of 118 geographically dispersed islands and atolls stretching over an expanse of more than 2,000 kilometres (1,200mi) in the South Pacific Ocean. Its total land area is 4,167 square kilometres (1,609sqmi).
In a rare interview, China’sConsul in French Polynesia, Tian Lixiao has told local media his country was in favour of a direct air link with Tahiti... The matter was discussed recently with French Polynesia's President Moetai Brotherson, he said ... He recalled the Chinese consulate in French Polynesia was established in 2007.
In a rare interview, China'sConsul in French Polynesia, Tian Lixiao has told local media his country was in favour of a direct air link with Tahiti... The matter was discussed recently with French Polynesia's President Moetai Brotherson, he said ... He recalled the Chinese consulate in French Polynesia was established in 2007.
The Australian government wants tourists older than 75 to get a visa that requires a chest X-ray and a medical exam from one of their certified doctors before entering the country ...None of those places — New Zealand, French Polynesia and Tahiti — required the special medical tests insisted on by Australia.
Lawyer in French Polynesia referred to authorities over anti-Semitic video. A lawyer in French Polynesia has been referred to authorities over an anti-Semitic video posted on social media. The video caused outrage in both French Polynesia and France but has since been deleted.
French Polynesia has suggested that the United States open a consulate in Papeete... Mr Bouissou said this would strengthen links and the partnership with the US, which is a key source of visitors to French Polynesia ... Last year, Australia opened a consulate in French Polynesia as Canberra continued to open more diplomatic missions in the Pacific.
Boats at Nuku Hiva, Marquesas, French Polynesia ... Guy Chester is moored at the island of Nuku Hiva in French Polynesia, and is growing increasingly anxious, as the window closes for the yachts to make the voyage here - he says they only have a few weeks left, and still need planning and application time.
In French Polynesia, the first ... They got long-stay visas last year, so the Oregon-based family was going to explore French Polynesia until the end of April and then start sailing west and finish up their family sabbatical when they reached Australia at the season's end in November.
He said the French Polynesia Assembly could adopt a new "law of the country" at the end of March "and then everything will be launched very soon ... On Thursday, he met with French ImmigrationMinisterBrice Hortefeux to discuss ways of making it easier for nationals from China, India and Russia to obtain tourist visas for French Polynesia.
Tahitian (called “Reo Mao’hi”) and French are the two official languages but English is fluently spoken in the tourist industry ... Three months visa exemption ... one month stay without visa ... Upon arrival in French Polynesia, you must declare all merchandise you are carrying with you and pay the corresponding duties to the CustomsOffice.
French Polynesias Marquesas island group has been luring restless travellers to its shores for centuries, including the 16 contestants and production crew from the fourth Survivor television series ...UK passport holders can stay in French Polynesia for up to three months without a visa.