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RNZ 15 Feb 2022
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.
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Find out which countries are welcoming U.S. tourists back

East Bay Times 09 Apr 2021
Once you have the negative result, you can apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa here, where you must opt in for Covid-19 health insurance ... The US Embassy reports the Southeast Asian nation has stopped issuing tourist visas; you can still apply for business-linked visas.– French Polynesia.
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Stranded boaties in 'dire' situation appeal for New Zealand's help

TVNZ 01 Aug 2020
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.
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Many sailors, families stuck at sea on small boats amid pandemic

Independent Record 19 May 2020
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.
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Brexit: visa-free travel plans spark Gibraltar 'colony' row

The Observer 01 Feb 2019
A straightforward change in EU law guaranteeing visa-free travel for Britons in Europe after Brexit has sparked a diplomatic row after Brussels described Gibraltar as “a colony of the British crown” in its no-deal legislation ... That move was blocked by France, as French Polynesia and New Caledonia are also on that list.
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Dream honeymoon turned into nightmare

Independent online (SA) 05 Dec 2011
But Paul and Karen Murray, who live on a smallholding near Rustenburg, are adamant that their travel agent, Seekers World Travel, assured them three times after consulting Visas International that, as South Africans travelling to French Polynesia, they did not need visas ... According to Paul, the Seekers agent then told him no visa was required.
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Change wedding laws to woo US tourists: Tong Sang

TravelDailyNews 25 Nov 2008
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 Immigration Minister Brice Hortefeux to discuss ways of making it easier for nationals from China, India and Russia to obtain tourist visas for French Polynesia.
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Tahiti: La tranquilite

TravelDailyNews 30 Nov 2005
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 Customs Office.
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Visa-Free Entry Suspension - Questions And Answers

Scoop 04 Dec 2003
Visa-Free Entry For Tuvalu, Kiribati And Nauru Nationals Suspended – Questions And Answers ... There are two main reasons for requiring visitors from Tuvalu, Kiribati and Nauru to obtain a visa before travelling to New Zealand. ... People from French Polynesia and New Caledonia are French citizens and therefore have visa free status with New Zealand.
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French Polynesia prepares to tackle SARS virus

Go Asia Pacific 03 Apr 2003
French Polynesia has asked the French authorities to suspend the granting of visas to citizens from countries at the centre of the mystery ...
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Survival in ocean paradise

Scotsman 08 Feb 2003
French Polynesia’s 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.
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Travel writer is a true Marquesas Survivor!

Canada Dot Com 24 Feb 2002
The Marquesas, French Polynesia -- These mysterious islands lie farther from any land mass than any others in the world, giving a timeless, unchanged feeling to the land and its culture ... To reach the islands, the ship sails northeast from Tahiti (Society Islands) through the Tuamotu archipelago; all three archipelagoes are part of French Polynesia.
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Vive Papeete!

NZ Herald 26 Sep 2001
Most visitors to French Polynesia arrive at Faa Airport on the main island of Tahiti, then spend only a night in the capital town of Papeete before moving off by ferry or plane to one of the neighbouring holiday islands, usually Moorea, for their main stay ... * Most credit cards are accepted throughout French Polynesia.
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