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The updated requirements for travel to The Islands of Tahiti as of 16 May 2022

Since May 16, 2022, new Covid-related requirements apply to travelers coming from a “Green” zone country, such as the United States, to enter French Polynesia.

I- DOCUMENTS TO PRESENT AT CHECK-IN COUNTER FOR TRAVELERS BOARDING FROM A “GREEN” ZONE COUNTRY
To be accepted on board, the following documents must be presented at the check-in counter:

A / FOR FULLY VACCINATED PASSENGERS

  • Proof of a complete vaccination schedule (see details below),
    By way of exemption, travelers aged 17 or younger accompanying a vaccinated adult are not required to present any proof of a complete vaccination schedule or any other document whatsoever.

B / FOR PASSENGERS WITHOUT A COMPLETE VACCINATION SCHEDULE
With the exception of travelers aged 17 or younger accompanying a vaccinated adult, all NON-vaccinated travelers aged 12 or over must present at the check-in counter:

  • EITHER a negative result of a RT-PCR test carried out within 72 hours before departure or an antigen test carried out within 48 hours before departure,
  • OR a certificate of recovery along with a positive result of a RT-PCR or antigen test carried out more than 11 days and less than 6 months prior to departure.

II- CONDITIONS OF A FULL VACCINATION
On a flight from Los Angeles to Papeete, any traveler is considered fully vaccinated in one of the following situations:

  • 28 full days after receiving a dose of a Janssen single dose COVID-19 vaccine, or
  • 7 full days after receiving the second dose of a two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech, or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, except for people who have been infected with COVID 19 for whom the time limit is 7 days from the 1st dose received, or
  • 7 full days after receiving a complementary dose of an RNA vaccine recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) for vaccines whose use has been authorized by the WHO but which do not benefit from the authorization or the recognition by the European Commission or by the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products, provided that all the required doses have been received.
  • When a traveler has completed a full vaccination (1 dose Janssen or 2 doses Pfizer / Moderna / Astrazeneca / Novavax ), a booster shot is required before travelling to French Polynesia if the last dose is 9 months or older. If the last dosage was prior to 9 months, and travel to French Polynesia is within 9 months , a booster shot is not required.

All the proof of vaccination presented must show at least:

  • The passenger’s last name, first name(s) and date of birth, which must correspond to those indicated on his passport or other travel document,
  • The name of the organization that issued the proof of vaccination,
  • The manufacturer of the vaccine administered and the date(s) of vaccination.

COVID TEST DOCUMENTATION
The test result document to be presented at the Air Tahiti Nui check-in counter and carried with you, must clearly state:

  • A negative result
  • Test type being molecular RT-PCR or antigen detecting the “N” protein of the SARS-CoV-2
  • Date test taken
  • Name of individual/passenger
  • The medical document must be issued by a licensed health professional and a paper or electronic copy must be presented to airline staff upon check-in prior to boarding the flight to French Polynesia.

Please note that Antibody tests, Home self-Tests of any kind and saliva tests are not accepted, and subjected to a denied boarding.
Visit Tahiti tourisme website for more details on the types of tests allowed.

In order to allow effective control of these documents, the company may request their translation into English or French.

PLEASE NOTE: the conditions of a full vaccination schedule may differ for a flight from Papeete to Los Angeles. Please ensure that you comply with the applicable conditions on your whole itinerary before starting your trip.

Finally, we remind you that travel insurance is also required or else you must sign a declaration accepting all associated medical, confinement, or repatriation costs, should you fall ill during your stay.

Important : This information is subject to change to comply with applicable regulations and other Health orders may apply. We invite you to regularly check the website of the High Commissioner, Tahiti Tourism or www.airtahitinui.com.

The updated requirements for travel to The Islands of Tahiti as of 25 March 2022

Easing of entry requirements for The Islands of Tahiti as of March 28, 2022

Due to the favorable evolution of the health situation, the State and local authorities have decided to ease the conditions of entry into French Polynesia as of Monday March 28, 2022. 

FOR ALL TRAVELERS

As of Monday March 28, 2022, for all travelers to French Polynesia it is no longer required to:

  • Register on the ETIS platform 
  • Complete a selt-test upon arrival at Tahiti Faa’a Airport 
  • Complete additional self-tests (on D+2 and D+5 for non-vaccinated travelers with a compelling reason for travel)

REFUND OF TRAVELLERS CONTRIBUTION TO THE HEALTH SURVEILLANCE FEE

Travellers arriving in French Polynesia from Monday 28 March 2022, who have registered on the ETIS platform and have paid their health surveillance fee, may apply to “Service du Tourisme” to request reimbursement. This request can be made by email (remboursement@etis.pf) or by post (Service du Tourisme BP 4527- 98713 Papeete TAHITI French Polynesia).

Travellers requesting a refund are requested to attach their receipted invoice (downloadable from the “manage my file” tab or from the ETIS claim receipt email) and the flight information provided by the traveller’s airline (or travel agency) to the claim. 
 
For any other questions regarding their ETIS application, please write to contact@etis.pf.

Clarification from  the High Commission of French Polynesia on the full vaccination status required to travel to The Islands of Tahiti

Important: For all fully vaccinated travelers over 18 years old, the vaccination status remains complete beyond 9 months only if the traveler has received an additional dose (booster). (Decree n°2021-699)

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.

This is applicable immediately.