French Polynesia Shopping, Embassy and Communication

French Polynesia Shopping, Embassy and Communication



Official languages ​​are French and Tahitian. Polynesian languages ​​and English are also spoken.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

05.03.2022 gospel day

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/01/2022 Labor Day

05/08/2022 day of the victory

05/26/2022 Ascension of Christ

06/06/2022 Whit Monday

06/29/2022 international day of autonomy

07/14/2022 anniversary of the storming of the Bastille

08/15/2022 Assumption Day

11/01/2022 all saints day

11/11/2022 Armistice Day


Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported duty-free into French Polynesia: 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco (persons aged 17 and over); 2 liters of wine and 1 liter of spirits with an alcohol content of more than 22% or a total of 2 liters of spirits with an alcohol content of no more than 22% (persons aged 17 and over); 50 g of perfume and 250 ml of eau de toilette; other items for personal use up to a value of CFP 5000 Fr (children up to 15 years CFP Fr 2500). All luggage from Fiji and Samoa will be disinfected upon arrival in Papeete (duration: approx. 2 hours).

Prohibited Imports

Drugs, narcotics, weapons, animal products, fruits, flowers. More information is available from

Contact addresses


French Polynesia (Tahiti) is a French overseas territory, diplomatic responsibility lies with the French embassies (see France for contact addresses ).


Business etiquette

Business appointments are informal. Business documents are mostly in French. Many business people, especially in the tourism industry, also speak English. Business hours: Mon-Fri 0800-1330 and 1500-1730.

Business contacts

Chambre de Commerce, d’Industrie, des Service et des Métiers de Polynésie Française (French Polynesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry) 41 rue du Docteur Cassiau, Papeete, French Polynesia Tel. +689 (0)40 47 27 00. Website :



Autodial Long Distance Service.

Mobile phone

GSM 900. Network operator is Tikiphone SA (Internet:


There are internet cafes in Papeete and Moorea.

Post office

Airmail to Europe takes between six and ten days. Post Office Hours: Mon-Thu 7am-6pm and Fri 7am-2pm, Sat 8am-11am. At Faaa International Airport: Mon-Fri 5am-9am and 6.30pm-10.30pm, Sat-Sun 5am-12pm and 6.30pm-10.30pm


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: to request.

French Polynesia Shopping

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