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Tahiti is home to two-thirds of the French Polynesian population as well as the capital of Papeete.
Tahiti became a French protectorate in 1842 and then a colony in 1880 when King Pomare V abdicated.
Residents are proud to continue their aita pea pea (not to worry) cultural philosophy. They also keep traditions like pareo garments, pahu drums and tattoo art.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Tahiti. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Tahiti: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and influenza.
Dengue is a risk for travelers to Tahiti, make sure you’re protected with mosquito repellenta and netting.
Traveler’s diarrhea can happen anywhere. This one symptom can turn a honeymoon, leisurely vacation or business trip into a nightmare. Make sure to bring a traveler’s diarrhea kit to prevent the illness and help with symptoms.
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No, you do not need a tourist visa to travel to Tahiti for stays of up to 90 days if you have proof of return travel. If you are traveling to Tahiti for non-tourist business a visa may be required.
You do need a passport with a blank page for each stamp and three months validity.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Tahiti has a tropical climate and experiences about 2,500 to 2,900 hours of sun each year. Due to wind cooling daytime temperatures are in the 70’s throughout the year.
The territory has two main seasons, the rainy season and the dry season.
The rainy season is from November to March. It is usually hotter than the dry season. The island Tahiti is muggier with more rainfall and potential for tropical storms. It is possible for cyclones to form during the humid season. But, this is rare.
The dry season is from April to October. It is a little bit cooler with July and August being the coolest due to the maraamu Southeast trade winds. The dry season is still sunny and pleasant but is cooler and a little less wet and muggy.
Tahiti is a very safe and pleasant travel destination. Remember, you must have ID with you at all times.
Crime is extremely unusual, on Tahiti. Take the usual precautions – don’t leave valuables unattended, for example. It is against the law to not help someone in danger unless doing so would involve danger to yourself.
There are some water creatures to watch out for. Sharks swim quite close to the shore. Attacks are very rare, but do occur. Moray eels can hide in corals and then bite and cause serious injury to swimmers. Coral is fascinating but can be sharp and poisonous.
Tahiti does experience cyclones and tropical storms. These are most common during the cyclone season from November to April.
Papeete is the capital of both Tahiti and of French Polynesia. If you want to get a literal and figurative taste of Tahiti, Papeete is a magical place.
Visitors can enjoy shopping at the Marché de Papeete, which has beautiful cultural items. The include pareos and black pearls. Seafood can be found nearby sold by fishermen. Just a short walk away from the market is also the lovely Notre Dame Cathedral.
Another great choice to explore is the Municipal Market. It offers a wide range of goods including fresh foods and souvenirs.
If food is more what you’re looking for, consider the roulottes that Papeete has to offer. These food trucks offer a wide range of cuisines including Chinese and Italian.
Think ahead on what to pack by perusing these suggestions:
Tahiti is a magical place, but it’s important to know where the nearest U.S. embassy is in case of emergency. 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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