People in Tahiti who have travelled to France on long Easter holidays are struggling to get home after the disruption caused across Europe by the volcano erupting in Iceland.
About 3,000 people in French Polynesia are being affected by the air travel disruptions
French Polynesians in France cannot return to Tahiti while Air Tahiti Nui and Air France passengers bound from Tahiti to France cannot leave because of the closure of the airport in Paris.
The publisher of the Tahiti Pacifique monthly, Alex du Prel, says people can only fly as far as Los Angeles.
"Then we have a lot of people from Tahiti who are in France and Tahiti is so much used to this umbilical cord to Paris, and it's been cut for a week now and there's no panic but people are getting nervous."
The publisher of the Tahiti Pacifique monthly, Alex du Prel.
Officials are planning to set up a special unit later today to deal with the travel emergency.