Wallis and Fotuna: entry and exit regulations
Citizens of the EU, Switzerland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand do not need a visa for a stay of up to three months. Citizens of Japan and the United States can enter the country without a visa for up to one month.
Import and export of goods
The import and export of weapons, ammunition or explosives is strictly prohibited. In addition, the import and export of plants and animals protected under the Washington Species Protection Act is prohibited. Violation can result in severe penalties. One liter of hard alcohol, 1.5 liters of wine, 100 cigarettes or 250 g of tobacco or cigars.
Wallis and Futuna: Getting There and Transport
How do you get to Wallis and Futuna?
The islands are served by Aircalin, the New Caledonia airline, from New Caledonia and Tahiti.
Travel in the country
There are a total of 120 km of roads. Of these, only around 16 km are tarred and are located on the island of Uvea. The island of Uvea has a total of 100 km of roads and the island of Futuna 20 km.
As there is no public transport system on the islands, it is advisable to rent a car.
Services Ports are located in Leava, Mata-Utu. A catamaran ferry is planned between Wallis and Futuna.
There are two airports.
Aircalin connects the islands 5 times a week. The flight takes about 45 minutes.
International license plate
According to Abbreviationfinder, the Wallis and Futuna international license plates are:
It is therefore identical to that of France.
Wallis and Futuna: Embassies and consulates
Visit Countryaah for a full list of Wallis and Futuna embassies and consulates in each country around the world.
Representations of Wallis and Futuna in Germany
Wallis and Futuna do not have their own foreign representation in Germany, these are handled by France.
The embassy of the French Republic in Berlin is located on Pariser Platz – in the immediate vicinity of the Brandenburg Gate. The embassy stands on the same ground that the previous representative office was on until it was destroyed in 1945. It should be mentioned that the property has been owned by the French state since 1860. After reunification, it was returned to France. The building was built in 1997 based on plans by the Parisian architect Christian de Portzamparc.
Embassy of the French Republic in Berlin
Pariser Platz 5
Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 590 03 90 00
Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 590 03 91 10
Web: www. botschaft-frankreich.de
German representations in Wallis and Futuna
The Federal Republic of Germany does not have its own embassy on Wallis and Futuna. The embassy in Paris, France is responsible.
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Paris
13/15, avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt
Ambassade de la République fédérale d’Allemagne
BP 30 221
75364 Paris CEDEX 08
Tel: 0033 – 1 – 5383 4500
Fax: 0033 – 1 – 4359 7418
The German embassy in Paris is still responsible for:
- French Guiana
- French Polynesia
- New Caledonia
Austrian representations in Wallis and Futuna
Austria does not have its own embassy in Wallis and Futuna. The embassy in Paris, France is responsible.
Austrian Embassy in Paris
6, Rue Fabert
Tel: 0033 – (0) 1 – 4063 3063
Fax: 0033 – (0) 1 – 4555 6365
Representation of Wallis and Futuna in Austria
Wallis and Futuna do not have their own foreign representation; these are handled by the French embassy in Vienna.
Embassy of the French Republic in Vienna
Tel: 0043 – (0) 1 – 502 750
Fax: 0043 – (0) 1 – 502 177
Swiss representations in Wallis and Futuna
Switzerland does not have its own embassy in Wallis and Futuna. The Swiss embassy in Paris, France is responsible.
Embassy, Ambassade de Suisse in Paris
142, rue de Grenelle
Tel: 0033 – (0) 1 – 4955 6700
Fax: 0033 – (0) 1 – 4955 6767
Representations of Wallis and Futuna in Switzerland
Wallis and Futuna do not have their own foreign representation in Switzerland; these are handled by the French embassy in Bern.
Embassy of the French Republic in Bern
Tel: 0041 – (0) 31 – 359 2111
Fax: 0041 – (0) 31 – 359 2191
Wallis and Futuna: Travel Medicine, Vaccinations and Warnings
On Wallis and Futuna, the following infectious diseases are to be expected in Germany and Central and Northern Europe:
- Malaria, there is no risk of malaria on the islands
- Dengue fever disease
- Intestinal infections caused by contaminated food or water, including amoebas, lamblia, salmonella, shigella, worm infestation and all kinds of viruses and bacteria
- Hepatitis A and B
- Typhoid, but only for special risk groups
when traveling to Wallis and Futuna and the following vaccinations recommended:
- Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist in your home country
- Hepatitis A and B
- Tetanus, a vaccination against tetanus should always exist in the home country
- Typhoid, but only in travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food
Vaccination requirements There are no vaccination requirements when entering or staying in the country.
Who pays for vaccinations in Germany?
Most children in Germany are vaccinated against a number of infectious diseases at an early age. However, the vaccination protection only lasts up to 10 years, in some cases even shorter. Therefore, before traveling abroad, you should carefully consider against which infectious diseases a vaccination is necessary or useful in the country concerned and whether the vaccination protection, if applicable, was not too long ago. Most statutory health insurances have been reimbursing the costs for the following vaccinations since June 2007.
There is even no 10 € practice fee – but the insured usually have to pay the statutory co-payment, which is 10% of the vaccine price – that is at least 5 € and a maximum of 10 €. Under these conditions, the following vaccinations are free of charge:
- Early summer meningoencephalitis (TBE)
- Yellow fever
- Hepatitis A and B
- Meningococcal meningitis
- Polyo (polio)
- Tetanus (tetanus)
Some health insurance companies also reimburse the cost of malaria prophylaxis.
As a rule, private health insurance companies (inquire beforehand) also cover the costs mentioned.
Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany
Telephone: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 2000
Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 51000
Wallis and Futuna: currency and exchange rate
The local currency is the Pacific Franc,
Cour de Franc Pacifique (CFP)
The following banknotes are in circulation:
- 500 CFP
- 1,000 CFP
- 5,000 CFP
- 10,000 CFP
There are also coins with the values 1, 2, 5,10, 20, 50 and 100 in circulation.
You can find a currency converter here:
Banks and opening times
There is no bank at Valais airport!
There is a bank in the capital Mata-Utu that is only open on weekdays.
It is therefore recommended that you exchange CFP before you travel.
The only bank in Sigave is on Futuna Island, but the opening times are irregular.
Credit cards are accepted in restaurants and car rental companies.