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Bora Bora is an island group in the western part of the Society of Islands of French Polynesia. It is an overseas collectivity of France. The island is surrounded by a lagoon and barrier reef. It is an incredibly popular tourist destination.
You can expect luxurious hotels, beautiful bungalows, and locals accustomed to tourists. Snorkeling and diving in the lagoon are two of the most common pastime. There are also cannons from World War II for history-buffs to explore.
Those looking to enjoy some sun and explore the sea will find Bora Bora the perfect place to visit.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Bora Bora. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Bora Bora: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and influenza.
Dengue is a mosquito-borne infection found in Bora Bora. Be sure to bring mosquito repellent. Mosquito nets are also a good idea, especially if you’re in a more rural area.
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Travelers can enter Bora Bora for 90 days every six months without a visa. Passports must be valid for at least three months and proof of onward travel may be required.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Bora Bora has a tropical climate, with consistent temperatures throughout the year. The daytime highs are in the 80’s. Evening lows are in the 70’s.
Bora Bora receives a good amount of rain, with the most occurring during Junuary (19 inches). Cyclones are rare in Bora Bora. But, storms caused by tropical depressions can occur in February and March.
Crime levels in Bora Bora are relatively low. Petty crime, such as pick-pocketing or bag-snatching, can occur. Travelers should avoid carrying unnecessary valuables with them.
Travelers should be aware of their surroundings at all times. Avoid walking alone at night when possible. Travelers should have the number of the local police and embassy to call in case of emergency.
Go on a Lagoon Cruise excursion and enjoy the warm weather on the blue seas off of Bora Bora. Your guides will guide you into shallow water near the boat when you see the tips of gray fins peeking out of the water.
The Black Tip Reef sharks are about 5 feet long and will eat the food your guides provide. The food will also attract stingrays, which are said to behave like cats. If you’re careful you can pet them and the stingrays. They love it! Colorful fish are also likely to be drawn out by the food.
Many cruises will also provide you with snorkeling gear. You can see the fish swimming around and colorful coral. Ask your guide to provide you with fish food so that the you can get up close to them.
Popular for so many types of travel, Bora Bora is a must visit destination. Make sure you bring these key items with you on your trip:
When traveling it is very helpful to find out exactly where the U.S. embassy or consulates are located. Keep the address written down in case you have a legal problem, you lose your passport, or you want to report a crime. Be sure to keep a copy of your passport with you in case you lose the original.
While there is no embassy on Bora Bora, there is a U.S. Consul serving the region:
Centre Tamanu Iti, 1er etage
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