French Polynesia Import Restrictions

In order to enter French Polynesia, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of French Polynesia government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the French Polynesia, and which items need special documentation before exporting to French Polynesia.

French Polynesia Import Regulations

Import regulations

Import restrictions are the same as France. In addition, senders should determine import restrictions from French Guiana authorities before posting:


  • Coffee or parts of coffee plants
  • Cacao or parts of cacao plants
  • Sugar cane or parts of sugar cane plants.

Special documentation requirements

Refer to France.


Refer to France. In addition, French Guiana prohibits:

  • Asbestos
  • Animals
  • Bullion and currency
  • Blank forms
  • Cosmetics
  • Foodstuffs
  • Gambling devices
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery, costume
  • Labels
  • Liquids, non-hazardous
  • Precious stones and metals
  • Pornography

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