U.S. citizens traveling to French Polynesia are advised that the government has declared a state of natural disaster as the result of severe flooding. Many streets in Papeete have been flooded, power has been lost in some areas, and a bridge along the northwestern coastal road has collapsed. The flooding has damaged water mains as well. The international airport is closed until further notice as crews try to remove debris from the runway, and incoming flights have been diverted.
- See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Fiji Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Suva, located at 158 Princes Road, Tamavua, Suva, Fiji, at +679 331 4466, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or email the American Citizens Services unit at SuvaACS@state.gov. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +679 772 8049.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).