Since May 1st, The Islands of Tahiti are reopen to tourism for travelers residing in the USA for at least 30 days prior to departure. Vaccinated and immune travelers who have been in the US for 30 consecutive days prior to departure and strictly follow the new and improved entry and stay conditions are not subject to quarantine.
Travelers from other countries will remain restricted to the three compelling reasons (health, family and work) for the time being.
Important: registration on Etis.pf must be filled between 30 to 6 days the latest, prior to departure in order to obtain authorization to travel.
Click on the visuals below to see the entire protocol applicable to travelers coming from the United States and other countries. Please note that it may change in the coming weeks.
For the moment, these rates will not be charged to travelers and we will make sure to communicate when it will be effective.
ANTIGENIC TESTS AT DEPARTURE FROM TAHITI
For passengers departing to the United States requiring a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding, the test center at the Faa’a international airport is reopened.
A this stage, the center is open on days when flights to the US are scheduled from 3 PM until 7 PM.
The authorities of French Polynesia have declared a state of health emergency with the application of reinforced measures through June 1, 2021.
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 10:00 pm and 4:00 am through June 1, 2021 with the possibility to be extended. 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:
Proof of a negative RT-PCR test (any RT-PCR test listed on this FDA site is allowed) carried out within three days prior to their international air departure.
Ex: If the flight departs on a Monday at 11pm, the passenger needs to take the test the preceding Friday.
All molecular tests proposed with the abbreviations below* are accepted:
*RT-PCR = reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction;
*RT = reverse transcriptase ;
*RT-LAMP = loop-mediated isothermal amplification;
*TMA = Transcription Mediated Amplification;
*STAR = Selective Temperature Amplification Reaction.
Home Collection and Saliva tests are not accepted.
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.
A self-test kit will be given to you upon your arrival at the airport. This is an oral and nasal test that you must perform yourself, on the 4th day of your arrival, on the date indicated on the envelope containing an information note as well as a self-test kit with instructions to follow. Carry out the self-test kit to be deposited :
– At the ILM center or at a health center;
– at the reception desk of your accommodation.
The Islands of Tahiti Testing Locations
With the list of nations requiring negative COVID-19 tests to be taken prior to departure continuing to expand, government agencies within French Polynesia including The Louis Malardé Institute, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Tourism, are currently working together to find solutions to meet this growing demand.
Please review the list of current options for travelers that are required to take a test prior to departure:
“According to Article 6 of the aforementioned decree, the High Commissioner of the Republic may grant individual exemptions to cruise ships wishing to call, stop or anchor in French internal waters and territorial sea” – Art.12 of Order No. HC 3099 CAB of October 20, 2020.
Consult the website of your cruise company:
“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.
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