All merchandise must be declared and any relevant duties paid at the Customs Office. Note that when entering or leaving French Polynesia, certain merchandise is subject to special rules. To view the list of such merchandise, visit: www.tahiti-aeroport.pf
The General Directorate for Customs and Indirect Taxation also provides information at the website of the the French Ministry for the Economy, Finance and Industry: www.polynesie-francaise.pref.gouv.fr
Various items and supplies
|Still wines||2 litres|
|Beverages over 22°||2 litres|
|Beverages 22° or less||2 litres|
Other goods (per traveller)
|From 15 years old and over||F.CFP 30 000|
|Under 15 years of age||F.CFP 15 000|
(*) People under 18 cannot import duty-free tobacco or alcohol.
For further information, please inquire with French customs services before departure,
Tel.: (689) 188.8.131.52, or go to: www.douane.gouv.fr
All items brought in by travelers for their personal use are duty-free, provided they are non-prohibited items and are re-exported out of French Polynesia within six months. All telecommunications and radio equipment require an import license, and certain types of animal life and flora are protected by customs regulations. Strictly prohibited imports include live animals, all plant material, flowers, fruits, and cultured pearls of non-French Polynesian origin. Naturally, any weapons, ammunition, and narcotics are prohibited outright.