According to lawschoolsinusa, Wallis and Futuna is a group of islands and overseas collectivity of France, located in the Pacific Ocean (Oceania). Wallis and Futuna consists of the islands of Wallis, Futuna, Alofi and dozens of smaller islands. The capital of Wallis and Futuna is Matâ’utu (Mata-Utu).
Wallis and Futuna is known for its dense nature and tranquility. The population has fallen since the residents could no longer provide for their own needs (agriculture and fishing). Tourism only occurs on a small scale. There are few hotels on the islands. Especially the island of Futuna has some beautiful beaches that are worth visiting. Furthermore, the island of Wallis is known for a large crater lake (Lalolalo Lake).
Where is Wallis and Futuna located?
Travel information of Wallis and Futuna
Official name: Wallis and Futuna
Area: 200 km²
Capital: Matâ’utu (Mata-Utu)
Country code: WF, WLF
Population: 11,558 inhabitants (2018)
Government: Overseas collectivity of France
Highest point: 524 m (Mont Puke)
Distance (Amsterdam – Matâ’utu): 16,100 km
Flight time: approximately 21 hours and 30 minutes
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place in Wallis and Futuna that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Wallis and Futuna, please visit Countryaah.
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Wallis and Futuna. It is possible to book airline tickets.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Wallis and Futuna?
Weather and climate
Wallis and Futuna has a tropical climate.
Temperatures are around 25 to 30 degrees all year round.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Wallis and Futuna can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Wallis and Futuna can be found at Climate info.
April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November are the best months to travel to Wallis and Futuna. This avoids the rainy and hurricane season.
French and Wallisian are both official languages in Wallis and Futuna.
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 3 months upon departure from Wallis and Futuna.
A visa is not necessary if you stay in Wallis and Futuna for less than 3 months.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in New Zealand (also for Wallis and Futuna):
French Embassy in the Netherlands: ambafrance-nl.org.
French consulates in the Netherlands: ambafrance-nl.org.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting Wallis and Futuna it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Money and Currency
In Wallis and Futuna, payment is made with the CFP franc (XPF).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page (under: French Pacific Islands Franc).
An overview of all ATMs in Wallis and Futuna can be found on our ATMs page.
During our summer time it is 10 hours later in Wallis and Futuna.
During our winter time it is 11 hours later in Wallis and Futuna.
Wallis and Futuna has no difference in winter time and summer time.
Find the local time, date and time zone for Wallis and Futuna on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In Wallis and Futuna you have to drive on the right.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Wallis and Futuna.
In Wallis and Futuna the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity in Wallis and Futuna can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 17
– Fire: 18
– Ambulance: 15
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Wallis and Futuna can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Wallis and Futuna can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Wallis and Futuna end in.wf.
Official website of Wallis and Futuna: wallisetfutuna.fr.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in Wallis and Futuna is 00681 or +681.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Wallis and Futuna? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Wallis and Futuna.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Wallis and Futuna.
An overview of all public holidays in Wallis and Futuna can be found at callingcards-japan.com.
Reviews and travel experiences
On TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotel), restaurants and destinations in Wallis and Futuna, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.
Are you looking for a travel report about Wallis and Futuna?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Wallis and Futuna. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Wallis and Futuna can be found on Protected Planet.
Wallis and Futuna is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Wallis and Futuna.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…Walles and Futuna is named after the British explorer Samuel Wallis?
…99% of the inhabitants are Catholic?
… There is virtually no tourism in Wallis and Futuna, because of its location?