French Polynesia has confirmed conditions of entry and stay in the country applicable to all travelers from 6 years old (resident and non-resident) arriving by air.
Since July 15th, 2020, quarantine measures are lift and French Polynesia’s borders re-open to international tourism from all countries. All travelers are subject to the following mandatory conditions:
The authorities of French Polynesia have implemented the following measures though October 15 (subject to extension):
Here are the conditions to prepare your stay:
Since the reopening of the borders on July 15, 2020, The Islands of Tahiti have applied a common policy of canceling and modification to allow travelers to make reservations in full confidence
A SARS-CoV-2 virus genome test (list of approved and non approved tests) has to be carried out by all travelers from 6 years old 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: If the flight departs on a Monday at 11pm, the passenger needs to take the test the preceding Friday.
Please note for example, that Antigen, Antibody, Self Testing or Rapid Tests of any kind, including rapid RT-PCR tests such as the Abbott ID are not accepted by the Health Authorities of French Polynesia and aircraft boarding will be denied. Consult the list of approved and non approved tests.
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.
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:
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.
In order to find a certified Covid19 testing facility, you may want to check the following web sites :
For the United States :
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.
Consult the website of your cruise company:
Any travelers arriving by sea from a region outside of French Polynesia must:
As an exception to 3., any person wishing to land in French Polynesia must carry out, at his own expense, a RT PCR test. Only persons producing proof of a negative result are authorized to disembark.
If the conditions are not met, all passengers and crew members of the same ship must submit to a quarantine measure carried out on board the ship stationed, if necessary, in a dedicated area. The duration of the quarantine is 14 days from the day the vessel is parked or anchored in French Polynesia. The vessel shall fly the quarantine flag.
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