French Polynesia - Update History

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  • December 2022: Immigration updated with Mexican consulate update.
  • November 2022:  LS Visa Information updated from SV Jacaranda Journey – Other Good Stuff.
  • August 2022: Biosecurity updated as all Covid travel restrictions lifted.
  • May 23, 2022: Clearance overhauled and updated.
  • May 12, 2022: Border status changed – maritime borders open. DPAM confirmed with Nuka Hiva YS that as of 09 May, no pre-authorization to enter the country is required.
  • May 2022:  Restrictions updated with information from AVP news item. Sample agent fees added into Formalities.
  • April 2022:  Arrival formalities updated with link to requirement documentation from DPAM website.
  • February 2022: Covid protcols updated with latest rules courtesy of Nuka Hiva YS.
  • January 2022:  Huahine anchoring restrictions updated.
  • November 2021: Covid protocols updated as restrictions ease.
  • September 2021: Covid protocols further updated with DPAM webpage update.
  • August 2021: Covid protocols updated with info. from Nuka Hiva YS.
  • February 2021: Security section updated with latest reports. Covid protocols further updated.
  • January 2021: Biosecurity and Covid protocols archived and updated from official government websites.
  • July 2020:  Information on reduction in duty free length of stay requirements from Ryan Levinson of AVP.
  • March 16, 2020: New COVID-19 restrictions added to biosecurity thanks to Yacht Services Nuku Hiva. Additional procedures for yachts passed on by Behan of SV Totem.
  • March 2020:  Updated Health Certificate requirements due to COVID-19.
  • February 2020:  Latest updates to Tahiti Cruising Guide from Chuck Houlihan and Formalities section from Olivier of AVP.
  • October 2019:  Customs information checked and updated with the help of Chuck Houlihan from SV Jacaranda.
  • September 2019:  Information and link added for South Pacific Sailing Network.
  • August 2019:  Diesel and LPG updates from Chuck on SY Jacaranda.
  • May 2019: Immigration Bond details updated with information from SY Jacaranda.
  • November 2018: Security information for Papeete City Marina passed on by Chuck of SY Jacaranda.
  • October 2018: Immigration information for non-EU citizens updated with the help of SV Jacaranda.
  • March 2018: Formalities checked and updated.
  • February 2018: LS visa information and weather links from SV Jacaranda.
  • October 2017: Additional information re. purchasing expensive items in FP added to Customs and Yachting Essentials section following feedback from SY Destiny who purchased a dinghy in Nuku Hiva on the basis they would get the promised tax refund, however, this never materialized.
  • April 2017: French Polynesia pharmacist details added from SY Kandu.
  • January 2017: Security section updated following reports of incidents in Raiatea and Huahine.
  • November 2016: Immigration updated Long Stay visa regs with information from SV Jacaranda.
  • July 2016: Pet regulations updated by Dr. Bichet, official FP Veterinary.
  • June 2016: Duty-free fuel and bond updates from Margaret Beasley.
  • April 2016: Customs update re alcohol from comment by stage2man.
  • March 2016: Clearance updates from Ken Vernaudon, Marina de Papeete.
  • June 2015: Publications checked
  • April 2015: Clearance process still up to date, confirmed by SY Domino.
  • February 2015: Arrival information for non-EU citizens re. posting a bond updated with information from Cruisers Network Online.
  • July 2014: Formalities updated with confirmation on latest rules from Papeete Harbourmaster and French Polynesia Customs.
  • June 2014: Information on Customs patrols from Tom of SY Adina.
  • September 2013: New information on importing spare parts from SY Scott-Free and Polynesia Yacht Services.
  • 2012 & 2013 Various updates to the main country sections.

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