Tahiti is the largest island of French Polynesia, which is located in the South Pacific Ocean. Covering over two million square miles of the South Pacific Ocean, Tahiti has high mountains, coral reefs, famous black sand beaches, luxurious cruise ships, spas and diving activities. It is considered one of the world’s most desirable romance destinations. Tahiti is also famous for Tahitian black pearl. The main city on the island is Papeete.
The population of Tahiti is approximately 183,645 inhabitants. Tahitians are French citizens with complete political and civil rights. French is the official language. But Tahitian language is also widely spoken. The average temperature of Tahiti ranges between 21°C and 31°C. November to April is the wet season. Tahiti’s Airport is under 8 hours by air from Los Angeles LAX airport, with daily nonstop flights.
Healthcare in Tahiti
Generally speaking, the healthcare facilities in Tahiti are considered good quality, with several hospitals and qualified doctors throughout the islands. However, if you are staying on an outer island instead of the main islands, you will need emergency medical evacuation by airplane or helicopter. It is highly recommended that travellers and expats obtain international health insurance before departure. Although no shots are required for entry into Tahiti, you will need to present certification if coming from an infected area as defined by the World Health Organization. Expats and travellers should avoid drinking tap water directly.
Insurance for Expatriates in Tahiti
Most expatriates will want to obtain international medical coverage if residing in Tahiti for short or long term stays. Some expats should also obtain global life and disability insurance coverage.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in Tahiti:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Group Expat Insurance Plans
If you require a quote for insurance coverage in Tahiti, contact Expat Financial today for a quote and to discuss your Tahitian expatriate insurance requirements.