Asia and Oceania

Wallis & Futuna Islands

Still current at: 11 June 2008
Updated: 16 April 2008

This advice has been reviewed and reissued. The overall level of the advice has not changed. 

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Travel advice for this country


Travel Summary

  • The Wallis and Futuna Islands are a French Overseas Territory.  There is no formal British diplomatic or consular representation.  See the General (Consular assistance) section of this advice for more details.

  • Most visits to Wallis and Futuna Islands are trouble-free.  We are not aware of any British nationals who have required consular assistance in Wallis and Futuna in 2007.  Although the risk from crime is low, it does exist and you should take normal common sense precautions.

  • There is a low threat from terrorism.  But you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks which could be in public areas, including those frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers.

  • We strongly recommend that you obtain comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling to Wallis & Futuna Islands.  You should check any exclusions, and that your policy covers you for all the activities you want to undertake.  

Safety and security

Terrorism

There is a low threat from terrorism.  But you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks, which could be in public places, including those frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers. 

Entry requirements

Visas
 
Wallis and Futuna Islands are an Territorial Collective (Collectivité d'Outre-Mer) of France.  If you are a British Citizen or British Subject with Right of Abode in the UK, you will not need a visa to enter Wallis and Futuna.  Other British passport holders should confirm the current entry requirements with the nearest French Diplomatic mission.
 
Passports validity
 
All British passport holders require a valid passport.  There is no minimum passport validity requirement but you should ensure that your passport is valid for the proposed period of your stay.

Travelling with children

Single parents or other adults travelling alone with children should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country.  For further information on exactly what will be required at immigration please contact the French Embassy in London, 58 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7JT, tel:  020 7073 1000.  Website:  http://www.ambafrance-uk.org.

Health

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) does not provide any health cover in Wallis and Futuna Islands.
 
You should seek medical advice before travelling and ensure that all appropriate vaccinations are up-to-date.  NHS Direct (0845 46 47) can provide you with advice on the vaccination requirements for Wallis and Futuna Islands.
 
For further information on endemic diseases, like malaria, health outbreaks and vaccination requirements for Wallis and Futuna Islands you should check the websites of the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) and NHS Scotland's Fit For Travel.

General

Insurance
 
We strongly recommend that you obtain comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling to Wallis and Futuna Islands.  You should check any exclusions, and that your policy covers you for all the activities you want to undertake.


Consular assistance

There is no resident British Diplomatic Mission in Wallis and Futuna Islands.  Routine consular matters are covered by the British Embassy in Paris.  In case of real emergency, the British High Commission in Fiji, may be able to provide some assistance: Victoria House, 47 Gladstone Road, PO Box Suva, Fiji Islands; (tel:  +679 311033; fax:  +679 330 1406).

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contacts

France, Paris, British Consulate-General

Address:

Consulate General, 18bis rue d'Anjou, 75008 Paris

(All mail should be sent to the British Embassy, 35 rue du Faubourg, St Honore75383 Paris, Cedex 08)

Telephone:

(331) 44 51 31 00

Fax:

(331) 44 51 31 27

Email: webmaster.paris@fco.gov.uk

Office hours:

GMT:
Mon-Fri: 0830-1130 / 1330-1530

Local Time:
Mon-Fri: 0930-1230 / 1430-1630