Coronavirus COVID-19 - Travel Information

Papeete, November 15th, 2021

Entry and stay conditions in The Islands of Tahiti

 

ETIS APPLICATION: All travelers must register on Etis.pf

Important: For vaccinated travelers, registration must be completed within 30 days prior to departure in order to obtain authorization to travel.

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

You can consult and download the protocol by clicking on the link above. These new formalities are likely to change in the coming weeks.

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

You can consult and download the protocol by clicking on the link above. These new formalities are likely to change in the coming weeks.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
– Entry conditions –


Conditions of movements within The Islands of Tahiti 

As part of the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in French Polynesia, the High Commissioner and the President of French Polynesia announced the new measures in place to gradually lift restrictions applicable as of  November 15th, 2021. 

    • The curfew is lifted.
    • The modalities of the health pass will be communicated to you soon.

INTRODUCTION OF A HEALTH PASS

What is a Health Pass?

A Health Pass is the evidence of your health credentials presented in digital or printed format. It will be required for people over 12 years old and 2 months old and will be applied under the exact same conditions for residents and international visitors staying in The Islands of Tahiti. 

How to obtain a Health Pass ?

You will need to present one of the following  health evidence among the three following ones:

Please note that :

  • For French nationals including Polynesian residents, they can use the TousAntiCovid application.
  • EU nationals with an EU digital COVID certificate accepted in France do not need to convert their Pass.For which activities is the Health Pass applicable?
  • Air and sea transportation from Tahiti and Moorea to the outer islands as of November 22, 2021. (It will not be applicable for travel between Tahiti and Moorea).
  • Discotheques, night clubs and dance halls as of December 1, 2021.
  • Cultural, artistic and festive events organized in establishments open to the public or open air events as of December 1st, 2021.
  • Trade fairs and exhibitions with more than 50 exhibitors as of December 1st, 2021.
  • Hospitals and clinics for visitors and patients with scheduled care as of December 1st, 2021.

 

FOIRE AUX QUESTIONS
– Movement conditions  –


Conditions of departure from The Islands of Tahiti

  • Covid-19 tests on departure from Tahiti.

For the USA : Antigenic test can be done at the ILM test center at the airport or in Papeete or in the drugstores listed below.

For Canada: RT-PCR test can be done at the ILM test center at the airport or in Papeete.


Information cell

INFORMATION CELL TO ANSWER ALL YOUR QUESTIONS

  • If you are a non-resident visitor,
    • Call (689) 40.50.57.70 (Tahiti Tourisme)
    • Opening hours: from 8am to 4pm, 7 days a week
    • By email : [email protected]
  • For information on international flights, contact your international airline.
  • For information about your accommodation, contact your hotel.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  •  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

    The common policy and the list of members

    • Travelers: 
      • Wearing a mask is mandatory (from the age of 11 years old) in establishments open to the public, public transport, gatherings. It will no longer be mandatory outdoors.
      • Respecting prevention measures at all times and in all places;
      • In case of a change of itinerary, travelers should update the “itinerary” part of their file on the Etis.pf website;
      • Self-diagnosis of visitors: in case of doubt on the traveler’s state of health (fever and/or flu symptoms), they are required to contact the reception of their accommodations and/or call directly to (+689) 40 455 000. If they feel any sign of distress, they should dial “15” (emergency services);
      • Depending on the diagnosis made by the Health Authorities, follow their instructions which may include isolation measures and / or carrying out an additional RT-PCR test.
    • Recommendations before traveling to the islands :

      It is also essential that, upon arrival in French Polynesia, these persons apply as strictly as possible the barrier measures: physical distancing and wearing of masks, the negative result of the RT-PCR test done before boarding not being an absolute assurance of not being a carrier of the virus or developing the disease later. The same applies to any resident returning from a trip who must respect these same measures.

      It is also essential that, upon arrival in French Polynesia, these persons apply as strictly as possible the barrier measures: physical distancing and wearing of masks, the negative result of the RT-PCR test done before boarding not being an absolute assurance of not being a carrier of the virus or developing the disease later. The same applies to any resident returning from a trip who must respect these same measures.

      • Local tourism professionals :

      Consult the Covid-19 procedures and recommendations guide for local tourism professionals:


  • If you have already booked your stay in The Islands Of Tahiti, we recommend that you consult the website of your airline company:

  • Consult the website of your cruise company:

  • More information on the website of the Polynesian Directorate of Maritime Affairs.

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  • 03/07/2020 – Communiqué de presse – Politique commune d’annulation et de modification de séjour résultant de la pandémie Covid-19