Coronavirus COVID-19 - Travel Ban to French Polynesia

Papeete, March 18th, 2020
Travel ban to French Polynesia and rapatriation for all non-resident travelers

This measure is effective immediately (as at Wednesday March 18, 2020 French Polynesian time) until further notice.

Faced with the intensity of the health crisis we are currently experiencing, the authorities of French Polynesia have decided to suspend access to the territory for all non-residents of French Polynesia.

The repatriation of all non-resident travelers currently staying in French Polynesia will begin immediately. All non-resident travelers are asked to take all necessary measures to organise their departure from the territory as soon as possible.

In regards to the domestic flights operated by Air Tahiti, for all non-resident travelers the following arrangements are implemented: Non-resident travelers won’t be able to travel between Tahiti and outer islands, and fly inter-Island. Only domestic return flights to Tahiti will be allowed.


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