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Entry and stay conditions in The Islands of Tahiti

Updated on November, 21st 2021

VACCINATED TRAVELERS AND IMMUNE BY PREVIOUS COVID-19 INFECTION:

  • Travelers having stayed at least 15 days in a French territory (except Guyana), in the United Kingdom or the United States or in a country of the green-zone, prior to departure to French Polynesia.
  • Deadlines to be respected between full anti-COVID 19 vaccination and departure:
    • 7 days for Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines
    • 28 days for the Janssen vaccine

Details concerning vaccinated and immunized travelers

Travelers are considered immunized if they have:

  • Contracted Covid-19 and received at least one dose of vaccine between 2 and 6 months after contracting Covid-19*
  • Contracted Covid-19 more than 15 days after receiving at least one dose of vaccine

*For travelers immune by previous COVID infection: proof document can be a dated positive test result or a medical certificate by a doctor + proof of vaccination for 1 shot

Travelers are considered fully vaccinated if they received:

  • Comirnaty vaccine (Pfizer): 2 doses
  • Moderna vaccine: 2 doses
  • AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria vaccine: 2 doses
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine: 1 dose
  • A mix of these authorized vaccines is also accepted

OTHER TRAVELERS:

  • Unvaccinated travelers
  • Vaccinated travelers coming from countries outside the green zone (except the United Kingdom and the United States) and having stayed less than 14 days in a country of the green zone before coming to French Polynesia.

REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILDREN:

  • Unvaccinated children traveling with a parent or legal guardian who is:
    • Vaccinated: no quarantine, 1 self-test at the airport + 2 self-tests (distributed upon arrival) to be done on day 4 and day 8 which are to be deposited at their accommodation or in a dedicated health center
    • Unvaccinated: compulsory 10-day quarantine along with a parent or legal guardian in TAHITI ONLY + 1 self-test at the airport + 2 self-tests (distributed upon arrival) to be done on day 4 and day 8 which are to be deposited at their accommodation or in a dedicated health center
  • Unvaccinated children traveling alone (UM):
    • Compulsory 10-day quarantine along with a parent or legal guardian in TAHITI ONLY + 1 self-test at the airport + 2 self-tests (distributed upon arrival) to be done on day 4 and day 8 which are to be deposited at their accommodation or in a dedicated health center

PRIOR TO BOARDING

Important: registration on www.etis.pf must be filled between 30 to 6 days the latest, prior to departure. For other travelers, a boarding authorization must also be granted from the High Commissioner. The www.etis.pf is the gateway for both documents.

All passengers are subject to a fee upon arrival to cover part of the costs associated with Covid 19 health measures. This fee covers the processing of administrative and sanitary requests, Etis procedures, arrival tests, and tracing of passengers disembarking in French Polynesia. Upon obtaining your Etis receipt, travelers will be required to pay a flat fee. The amount of the fee will be tiered according to the type of traveler:

    • 5000 XPF: Vaccinated travelers age 12 and over
    • 12 000 XPF : unvaccinated travelers age 12 and over
    • Minors between 6 and 11 years old (include):
      • 5000 XPF if they are traveling with a fully vaccinated adult or legal guardian
      • 12 000 XPF if they are traveling with an unvaccinated adult or legal guardian

Exemption for travelers less than 6 years old; students residing in French Polynesia; persons getting back to French Polynesia after a medical evacuation or their travel companion(s)

Travelers will have to pay this fee online when they apply on the www.etis.pf platform. Possibility of reimbursement of the health package linked to the ETIS certificate to come to French Polynesia in case of cancellation or postponement of the trip, upon request (written/email), within a period of three months, upon production of supporting documents (receipted invoice and ETIS receipt).

Clarifications regarding pre-boarding tests

Two options concerning the RT-PCR or antigenic test (negative to Covid-19) requested from vaccinated travelers before boarding:

  • The RT-PCR test must be performed less than 72 hours before your flight departure time to The Islands of Tahiti, regardless of the country of origin.
  • The antigen test detecting the SARSCoV2 must be performed less than 48 hours before your flight departure time to The Islands of Tahiti, regardless of the country of origin.

UPON ARRIVAL

All travelers must undergo an RT-PCR self-test upon arrival, regardless of their vaccination status.


CONDITIONS OF MOVEMENT WITHIN THE ISLANDS OF TAHITI

The latest and updated measures for the movement of people within the territory from Monday, November 15 at midnight:
  • The curfew is now lifted on all the archipelagos.
  • Wearing a mask is no longer mandatory outside.

USEFUL INFORMATION

List of drugstores performing Covid-19 antigen tests with a certificate of result in The Islands of Tahiti: Click here

Here are the opening hours of the test center at Faa’a International Airport:

  • Monday to Thursday – 7:30 am to 8 pm
  • Friday – 7:30am to 3pm
  • Saturday – 7:30am to 12pm and 3pm to 8pm
  • Closed on Sunday

The updated entry and stay conditions are available below and also published on the Tahiti Tourism website and are subject to modifications.

Protocol for entry and stay in The Islands of Tahiti with stopover or transit in the United States:

Protocol for entry and stay in The Islands of Tahiti with stopover or transit in the United States

Protocol for entry and stay in The Islands of Tahiti from Honolulu and Los Angeles for US residents:

Protocol for entry and stay in The Islands of Tahiti from Honolulu and Los Angeles for US residents
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