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Entry and stay conditions in The Islands of Tahiti

Updated on July, 1st 2022

Please find below the protocol for entry and stay in The Islands of Tahiti with stopover or transit in the United States and the protocol for entry and stay in The Islands of Tahiti from Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Noumea and Auckland.


PRIOR TO BOARDING

In response to improving health conditions, the State and local authorities have further eased the requirements of entry into French Polynesia.

FOR TRAVELERS WITH A STOPOVER OR TRANSIT IN THE UNITED STATES

ALL TRAVELERS: Tests are no longer required in the United States

As of June 12, 2022, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will no longer require air passengers (vaccinated or not) traveling from a foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight.

However, French Polynesia requires that unvaccinated travelers over 12 years of age coming from a country classified in green or orange zone and going to French Polynesia still need to perform an RT-PCR test less than 72 hours or an antigen test in less than 48 hours prior to departure.

UNVACCINATED TRAVELERS: declaration of compelling reasons no longer required (except in the orange zone)

  • The declaration of compelling reasons will be removed for travelers aged 12 years and older who are unvaccinated or who have an incomplete vaccination schedule.
  • Minors under 12 years of age are also exempt from declaring a compelling reason.
  • However, unvaccinated travelers traveling between French Polynesia and countries classified in the orange zone (in both directions) are still subject to a declaration of compelling reasons controlled by the airlines company upon boarding.

FOR TRAVELERS DEPARTING FROM HONOLULU, LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO, SEATTLE, NOUMEA AND AUCKLAND TO FRENCH POLYNESIA

VACCINATED TRAVELERS: Tests are no longer required

  • Individuals with a completed vaccination schedule are now exempt from the requirement to take an antigen or RT-PCR test prior to arrival.
  • Important: When the traveler is over 18 years old, in order for the vaccination schedule to be recognized as complete beyond 9 months, he must have received an additional dose (booster). In other words, when a traveler has completed a full vaccination (1 dose Janssen or 2 doses Pfizer / Moderna / Astrazeneca ), he will have to receive a booster shot before traveling to French Polynesia if his last dose is 9 months old or more. Only a booster is required, it is not needed to redo a complete vaccination process even if this 9 months deadline is exceeded.

UNVACCINATED TRAVELERS: Tests are maintained and the declaration of compelling reasons no longer required (except in the orange zone)

  • Unvaccinated travelers over 12 years of age coming from a country classified in green or orange zone and going to French Polynesia will have to perform an RT-PCR test less than 72 hours or an antigen test in less than 48 hours prior to departure.
  • The declaration of compelling reasons will be removed for travelers aged 12 years and older who are unvaccinated or who have an incomplete vaccination schedule.
  • Minors under 12 years of age are also exempt from declaring a compelling reason and from testing under French regulations.
  • However, unvaccinated travelers traveling between French Polynesia and countries classified in the orange zone (in both directions) are still subject to a declaration of compelling reasons controlled by the airlines company upon boarding.

REMINDER: On departure from French Polynesia, travelers must comply with their country’s entry restrictions and be tested in some cases.


CONDITIONS OF MOVEMENT WITHIN THE ISLANDS OF TAHITI

  • Wearing a mask is no longer be mandatory in public transport (airplanes, buses, boats) as well as in places open to the public, in establishments or for practicing activities.
  • Wearing a mask is still be required in health care facilities.

USEFUL INFORMATION

List of Drugstores performing Covid-19 antigen tests and providing certificates of results: Click here

Opening hours of the testing center at Tahiti Faa’a International Airport and at the (ILM) Fare Covid (antigenic tests and RT-PCR tests): Click here


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, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Nouméa, and Auckland.

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