Data Last Updated: February 02, 2021
French Polynesia has reopened to travelers from all countries.
A COVID-19 PCR test has to be carried out by all travelers within 72 hours before the flight to Tahiti (at the passenger’s expense). The list of approved test types is linked below.
The results of this test must be negative and will need to be presented to airline staff upon check-in prior to boarding the flight to French Polynesia.
Upon arrival in Tahiti, a COVID-19 test kit will be distributed to all passengers, who will proceed to carry out a self-test four days later to ensure they are still negative.
Latest Update - The government of French Polynesia announced that as of February 3, 2021, the nation will no longer allow the entry of visitors for tourism until further notice. This is to protect the islands from the new and unpredictable variants of the Covid-19 virus. Tourists who are already enjoying a stay in French Polynesia are permitted to complete the remainder of their holiday, for as long as it ends within a week. Those who booked for longer stays must reschedule their departure date.
Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.
Officials will impose an overnight 2100-0600 curfew throughout French Polynesia from Oct. 24 following an increase in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) activity. The overnight curfew measure is scheduled to remain in place through at least Dec. 5. Essential trips, which include hospital visits, and essential work duties will be permitted during curfew hours; however, individuals will need a special permit to be in public during curfew hours.
Previously-imposed social distancing measures are set to continue in French Polynesia through at least Nov. 16, but will likely be extended until Nov. 25. Gatherings are limited to six people in most places, including beaches, public parks, and restaurants. Most social events, including weddings, are banned in public areas, including party venues. Funerals can take place with up to 10 people at a time. People must wear facemasks in public spaces, including restaurants and shops, public transport, airports, and ferry terminals; violators may face fines.
Airlines & Transport
International flights are available to connect the capital Papeete (Tahiti) with San Francisco (United Airlines), Los Angeles (Air Tahiti Nui) & Paris via Vancouver (Air France).
Air Tahiti has resumed domestic flights from Tahiti with health measures in place and expanded service to Mataiva, Arutua, Ahe, Manihi, Hao, Makemo, Gambier, Raivavae, and Rimatara on June 14. All but critical travel remains suspended to countries with COVID-19 activity, and cruise ships continue to be banned from docking.
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
Last Updated on August 12th, 2020
The Islands of Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, and other islands in French Polynesia will start to welcome visitors on July 15. Most resorts, hotels, shops, and restaurants in Tahiti and Bora Bora will also resume their operations. As with any other countries that are reopening lately, there are new conditions set that visitors must follow.
Tourists from all countries can enter French Polynesia without the need to go on a mandatory 14-day quarantine. However, a COVID-19 Test Certificate must be presented before boarding.
Travel Requirements for All Visitors to French Polynesia
To ensure the safety of all visitors and its citizens, the government of French Polynesia has put in place some travel requirements that all visitors must follow.
All travelers are required to undergo a COVID-19 test before departure to be carried out within three days before the flight to the island. The results of the test must show negative and must bee presented at the airline staff upon check-in. Passengers who don’t have a negative COVID-19 test certificate will not be allowed to board.
Tahiti officials have instituted additional mandatory testing once visitors are in the islands. Upon arrival in Tahiti, a COVID-19 test kit will be given to all visitors, which they will use to carry out self-test 4 days after arrival.
Sanitary Entry Form
Each passenger will be required to fill out the sanitary entry form through the Electronic Travel Information System (ETIS) and must agree to follow the prevention measures and safety instructions issued by the French Polynesian government. The form also states that all passengers must submit to the health surveillance system that the government has established, which includes a mandatory self-test for the COVID-19 four days after arriving at French Polynesia.
The form also states that visitors must have travel insurance or be willing to shoulder all expenses related to hospitalization, confinement, or repatriation if they get infected during their stay.
After completing the form, a receipt will be sent through email along with the ETIS number. The receipt must be presented upon check-in along with the negative COVID-19 test result. These documents will also be asked upon arrival at the airport in French Polynesia.
Prevention Measures and Health Safety Instructions
All visitors to French Polynesia must follow the health and safety protocols that the government has put in place, which include:
- All adults are required to wear a mask.
- In case there is a change of itinerary, travelers are required to update the itineraries they submitted online.
- Aside from submitting to a COVID-19 test before departure, all travelers are required to undergo another test after four days of being on the island. A self-test kit will be provided to all passengers upon arrival, which contains an oral and nasal swab.
Depending on the results of the test, the Health Authorities will require the visitor to follow their instructions, which may include isolation measures.
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Information for Non-Tourists
Travel into French Polynesia is possible from all countries, with the required testing measures in place.
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