French Polynesia has confirmed conditions of entry and stay in the country applicable to all travelers from 11 years old (resident and non-resident) arriving by air.
Since July 15th, 2020, quarantine measures have been lifted and French Polynesia’s borders are open to international tourism from all countries. All travelers are subject to the following mandatory conditions:
Also, the authorities of French Polynesia have declared a state of health emergency with the application of reinforced measures through December 14, 2020.
A curfew is in effect on the islands of Tahiti and Moorea. All trips, circulation or movement in public areas are prohibited, every day, between 9:00 pm and 4:00 am through December 14, with the possibility to extend it. The official statement can be downloaded on the website of the High Commission. Find the curfew terms and conditions in the frequently asked questions.
Here are the conditions to prepare your stay:
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.
“It is forbidden for any pleasure boat arriving in French Polynesia to call, anchor or park, or disembark at sea any person in the internal waters and territorial sea of French Polynesia until further notice”. – Art.13 of the Order No. HC 3099 CAB of October 20, 2020.
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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