French Polynesia Will Reopen Its Borders To Tourists From May 1

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Tahiti and Bora Bora await.

Back in March, Greece announced that it would be welcoming visitors from anywhere in the world from May 14, and whilst the government currently forbids international travel for non-essential reasons, it’s good to know that somewhere so beautiful will be waiting once it’s safe to travel again. And on that front, there’s more good news.

French Polynesia

Now, the stunning French Polynesian islands have announced that they too will be opening to tourists, as early as May 1. The news comes after a conversation between French President Emmanuel Macron and French Polynesian President Edouard Fritch, in which Fritch elaborated, saying:  “We will detail precisely the health system with the High Commissioner in the coming days”.

French Polynesia

So, the nature of this ‘health system’ is not yet known. It could be that French Polynesia will have certain regulations by which travellers will have to abide upon arrival, but for now, we’re going to sit back and dream of the beautiful blue waters and soft white sand of these gorgeous islands. It makes a fantastic escape from the wintry weather we’ve currently been enduring – though the return of beer gardens is certainly helping!

In other travel news, Europe is getting a load of new night trains to make travel more sustainable.