Coronavirus COVID-19 - Travel Information

 
Papeete, July 9th, 2020

Conditions of entry and stay in French Polynesia

French Polynesia has confirmed conditions of entry and stay in the country applicable to all travelers arriving by air.

Timeline is as follows:

  • Starting from July 15th, 2020:
    • Quarantine measures will be lifted and French Polynesia’s borders will re-open to international tourism from all countries. All travelers will be subject to the following mandatory conditions:
      • Prior to boarding:
        • Proof of a negative Covid-19 test carried out within three days prior to their international air departure;
        • Present the receipt of the health registration on the Etis.pf platform (Electronic Travel Information System) ;
      • During the stay:
        • Self-test 4 days after arrival in The Islands of Tahiti.

Here are the conditions to prepare your stay:

    • COVID-19 Test

    A SARS-CoV-2 virus genome test (the SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test) has to be carried out by all travelers in a health authority center (hospital, clinic, medical centre, Covid-19 testing Center, or medical analysis laboratory) within three days before the flight to Tahiti (at the passenger’s expense).

    Ex: flight departure on Monday 11pm, the passenger needs to take the test and receive results between Friday morning and the scheduled flight departure time.

    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.

    No boarding will be allowed if the test is positive.

    • Sanitary entry form online (Etis.pf)

    After obtaining the negative test results, each adult must fill out a digital Sanitary entry form online on the dedicated platform (Etis.pf) mainly agreeing to:

    • Respect the prevention measures and all health safety instructions issued by the authorities of French Polynesia for the pre-boarding phase, during the flight,  disembarkation and throughout the stay;
    • Call the emergency health line at 40 455 000 in case of cough, fever or respiratory difficulty. If the traveler feels any sign of distress, they should dial “15” (emergency services);
    • Submit to the health surveillance system established by the government of French Polynesia which, among other health protocols, mandates a self-test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus 4 days after arrival French Polynesia;
    • Have travel insurance or personally assume all expenses related to cost of care including hospitalization, confinement, or repatriation, should the visitor fall ill during their stay;
    • Provide information about the stay in French Polynesia (except for residents) : itinerary, inter-island transport, accommodation (e-mail contacts / telephone / dates of stay).

    The Sanitary entry form is to be completed online on the dedicated digital platform ETIS.pf [Electronic Travel Information System].

    Once completed a receipt with an ETIS number will be issued by email;

    A printout of this receipt must be presented upon check-in together with the test results in order to be able to board the flight to French Polynesia and  both documents will need to be presented upon arrival at Tahiti’s Faa’a international airport.

    The  printout receipt of the health engagement form is to be kept with the traveler at all times and in all places during their stay in French Polynesia.

    • Wearing a mask is recommended (from the age of 11 years old);
    • Respecting prevention measures at all times and in all places;
    • In case of a change of itinerary, travelers should update the “itinerary” part of their file on the Etis.pf website;
    • In addition to the test required prior to departure, a self-test provided by French Polynesia, will need to be carried out on the fourth day after arrival in the destination. An envelope will be given to each traveler upon their arrival at the airport. This test consists of an oral and nasal swab, to be self-performed at the date indicated on the envelope containing a self-test kit with instructions and an information note.

    • Self-diagnosis of visitors: in case of doubt on the traveler’s state of health (fever and/or flu symptoms), they are required to contact the reception of their accommodations and/or call directly to (+689) 40 455 000. If they feel any sign of distress, they should dial “15” (emergency services);
    • Depending on the diagnosis made by the Health Authorities, follow their instructions which may include isolation measures and / or carrying out an additional RT-PCR test.


  • If you have already booked your stay in The Islands Of Tahiti, we recommend that you consult the website of your airline company:

  • Cruises ship already in Tahiti are restarting their operations early July with the local market only. International cruising guidelines are to be updated soon with the reopening of our international borders, without any compulsory quarantine upon arrival, starting July 15th.

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