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COVID-19 Travel Information for French Polynesia

The Islands of Tahiti’s borders remain open

  • The Islands of Tahiti’s borders are still open and commercial flights will continue to operate. As such tourists are welcome to travel to our islands as long as they comply with the existing entry protocol and the new measures in place in some areas of the territory. For the moment the flight programmes of international and domestic airlines remain unchanged.

 

  • Regarding the new measures limiting movements and activities applicable from Monday, September 20th to 27th 2021 :
  • The curfew is still in place from 8 pm to 4 am daily in French Polynesia. The travel authorisation for the curfew is available on the High Commission’s website.
  • The weekend lockdown is maintained for the following Society Islands:  Tahiti, Moorea, Raiatea, Huahine, Tahaa, Bora Bora and Maupiti. It will start at 2pm on Saturday until 4am on Monday. The “weekend lockdown” travel authorisation is available on the website of the High Commission. International tourists on the islands under weekend lockdown orders will be allowed to:
    • travel to and from the airport or the ferry terminal (with the travel authorisation available on the High Commission’s website).
    • enjoy freely their place of lodging as long as they stay within the property. Activities respecting current health measures are allowed within tourist accommodation. Activities in a designated area in the lagoon in front of tourist accommodation (beach, snorkelling, swimming, paddle boarding, etc.) are permitted.
    • leave their accommodation for professional or health reasons or for essential goods purchases (with the travel authorisation available on the High Commission’s website).

 

  • The lockdown measures do not apply to the Tuamotu Islands, the Gambier Islands, the Austral Islands and the Marquesas Islands.
  • International visitors who have an itinerary that includes a change of accommodation on the same island or in another island can travel (with the travel authorisation available on the High Commission’s website).
  • Tour companies may re-open and are subject to limit their tours to 50% of capacity.
  • Nautical charter and pleasure cruising may resume in the islands and are not subject to travel restrictions and lockdown, with respect for barrier measures.
  • Cruising from Papeete to the islands may resume. Stopovers are forbidden on weekends in the islands subject to the lockdown measures.
  • Concerning domestic transportation, measures remain unchanged.

 

  • Regarding the new measures limiting movements and activities applicable from Monday, September 27th to october 3  2021 :
  • All the previous measures are maintened.
  • The curfew is still in place from 9 pm to 4 am daily in French Polynesia.

 

  • Regarding domestic travel from Tahiti or Moorea to other islands:
    • As a reminder,  international visitors aged 12 or over who are fully vaccinated can travel from Tahiti or Moorea to other islands, as long as they can provide a proof of vaccination to the carrier.
    • Unvaccinated minors aged 12 or over traveling with a vaccinated adult : They will be required to provide a negative test result – antigen or auto test result performed under the supervision of a health professional within 48 hours of departure or RT-PCR test performed within 72 hours of departure. This test can be performed at the Tahiti airport, at the ILM open from 3 pm to 8 pm at the cost of 1 500 XPF. This test can also be performed in a pharmacy (costs vary).
    • Visitors traveling between two islands of French Polynesia and who are transiting through Tahiti or Moorea without leaving the airport are not affected by these measures.
    • International visitors under 12 years old travelling with a vaccinated adult can travel freely from Tahiti or Moorea to other islands  (no vaccination proof, no compelling reasons and no negative test to be provided).

 

 

 

Update

Entry and Stay conditions in The Islands of Tahiti as of August 11th 2021

 

 

The entry and stay conditions in The Islands of Tahiti have been updated with  the following changes :

  • Simplification of ETIS.pf platform for VACCINATED TRAVELLERS :
    For all vaccinated travellers, the health request on Etis.pf including the upload of proof of vaccination is no longer required.
    It should be noted, however, that checks of proof of vaccination and tests required will continue to be carried out upon departure and upon arrival.
  • RT-PCR self-test upon arrival :
    In view of the extremely low number of tourists found to be positive upon arrival (2 per 1000 passengers), the traveller screening process is modified as follows as of Thursday August 12th:
    – All travellers must undergo an RT-PCR self-test upon arrival, regardless of their vaccination status.
    – A self-test kit with instructions will be given to them upon disembarking. The test can be performed  under the supervision of a health professional in a dedicaded area at the airport from 5am and 10am. Outside of these opening hours, travelers can leave their test at their hotel reception in Tahiti and Moorea or directly in one of the drop-off locations.
    – The other provisions of the entry protocol remain unchanged.

 

Reminder:

  • VACCINATED TRAVELERS:
    • Travelers having stayed at least 15 days in a French territory (except Guyana) or in the United Kingdom or in a country of the green-zone (including USA and Canada), prior to departure to French Polynesia.
    • No more compelling reason to be justified to travel to Tahiti,
    • Deadlines to be respected between full anti-COVID 19 vaccination and departure:
      • 7 days for Pfizer, Moderna and Astrazeneca vaccines
      • 28 days for the Janssen vaccine
  • TRAVELERS:
    • Are included in this category :
      • Unvaccinated travelers
      • Travelers immune by previous COVID-19 infection
      • Travelers having stayed less than 15 days in a French territory (except Guyana), or in the United Kingdom or in a country of the green-zone (including USA and Canada), prior to departure to French Polynesia.
    • Compelling reason for travel still applicable (Health, Family, Work)
    • Tourism is not a compelling reason for travel
    • A 10-day quarantine is still applicable
  • UNVACCINATED CHILDREN:
    • Traveling with a parent or legal guardian who is :
      • vaccinated : no quarantine – 2 self-tests – (distributed upon arrival) to be done at D+4 and D+8 and to be deposited at their hotel or in a dedicated health centre
      • unvaccinated : Compulsory 10-day quarantine in TAHITI ONLY + 2 RT-PCR tests at D+4 and D+8 at the Louis Malardé InstituteTAHITI
    • Traveling alone (UM) :
      • Compulsory 10-day quarantine together with the legal guardian representative in TAHITI ONLY + 2 RT-PCR tests at D+4 and D+8 at the Louis Malardé Institute TAHITI

 

 

 

Health Surveillance Fee Effective July 20, 2021

As indicated in a previous press release, all passengers will be subject to a fee upon arrival to cover part of the costs associated with Covid 19 health measures. This fee covers the processing of administrative and sanitary requests, Etis procedures, arrival tests and tracing of passengers disembarking in French Polynesia.

As of July 20, 2021, upon obtaining your Etis receipt, travelers will be required to pay a flat fee. The amount of the fee will be tiered according to the type of traveler :

Vaccinated traveler 5 000 xpf

  • Vaccinated person 6 years and older
  • Non-vaccinated children between 6 and 18 years old accompanying a vaccinated parent or legal guardian

Non-vaccinated traveler 12,000 xpf

  • Unvaccinated person 6 years and older

 

Exemption

  • People under 6 years old
  • Student residing in French Polynesia – with supporting documents
  • Person returning from medical evacuation – with supporting documents
  • Accompanying person returning from a medical evacuation – with supporting documents
  • Flight attendants and health professionals, residing in French Polynesia, travelling for their professional activity with a stopover outside of Tahiti less than or equal to 7 days.

 

Travelers will have to pay this fee online, when they apply on the www.etis.pf platform.

Please note that travelers who have already completed their ETIS application and obtained their receipt will not have to do so again and are exempt from this payment.

You can find the updated entry and stay conditions on the website : www.TahitiTourisme.com/coronavirus. Please note that they are subject to modifications.

 

 

 

Antigenic tests now accepted for all travelers before their departure to French Polynesia

The entry and stay conditions in The Islands of Tahiti have been updated with the addition of the possibility to perform an antigenic test allowing the detection the “N” protein of the SARS-CoV-2, performed less than 48 hours before the flight to French Polynesia, for all travelers from any country.

Find the updated Entry and Stay conditions  les conditions  hereafter and on the website: www.TahitiTourisme.com/coronavirus. Please note that they are subject to modifications.

 

 

 

 

Information for travelers returning to the United States from French Polynesia

To help speed up testing at the Tahiti Faa’a airport’s Covid center, passengers returning to the United States can now pre-register and pay for their test two days before departure.

This will allow passengers to skip administrative formalities and access the airport testing center upon arrival via a priority line.

Following the previous information note sent on June 2nd, 2021, the notice has been updated: ILM (Laboratory) requests also information regarding the return flight (date and flight number). This information will allow them to make sure all departing passengers are registered for testing on the right day at the airport testing center.

More details on the document below:

https://fr.calameo.com/read/0034615033547f35c759b

 

 

Find the updated protocol published on the website: www.TahitiTourisme.com/coronavirus and may change in the coming weeks.

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