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The updated requirements for travel to The Islands of Tahiti as of 16 October 2021

Clarifications regarding pre-boarding tests

Two options concerning the RT-PCR or antigen test (negative from 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.

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

Clarification of contribution to health surveillance costs

  • 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)

Conditions of movement within The Islands of Tahiti 

The measures concerning movement of people in The Islands of Tahiti applicable from Saturday, October 16, 2021:

  • Curfew :  
    – Lockdown is completely lifted throughout all islands.
  • – Austral Islands: 9pm to 4am maintained
    – Society Islands: 10pm to 4am
    – Tuamotu Islands, Gambier Islands and Marquesas Islands: the curfew will be lifted.
    The certificate of movement during the curfew is available on the website of the High Commission.

Useful information

– List of drugstores performing Covid-19 antigen tests with 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 – 7:30am to 8pm
  • Friday – 7:30am to 3pm
  • Saturday – 7:30am to 12pm and 3pm to 8pm
  • Closed on Sunday

The updated requirements for travel to The Islands of Tahiti as of 4 October 2021

Entry and stay conditions in The Islands of Tahiti

Important: registration on www.etis.pf must be filed between 30 to 6 days the latest, prior to departure.

Vaccinated travelers are not required to quarantine. Children under the age of 18 can travel freely with a vaccinated parent or legal guardian.

For unvaccinated travelers and travelers who have not been in one of the approved countries* for a minimum of 15 days prior to departure, a boarding authorization must also be granted from the High Commissioner. Compelling reason for travel still applicable: Health, Family, Work. Tourism is not a compelling reason for travel.

* France and French territories (except Guyana), United Kingdom, United States or countries listed as “green“. 

Requirements for Vaccinated Travelers:

  1. The registration receipt from the ETIS* platform (please complete this application 30-6 days prior to departure)
  2. A negative laboratory RT-PCR test performed less than 72h before departure or an antigen test (allowing the detection of the “N” protein of the SARS-CoV-2) performed less than 48h prior to departure.
  3. A completed printed copy of the Sworn Statement
  4. It is recommended to also bring the proof of vaccination document, if vaccinated
  5. Children under 18 traveling with a vaccinated parent or legal guardian must take an additional test (provided on arrival) to be done at day 4 and day 8 which are to be deposited at their hotel or in a dedicated health center

Other Travelers:
For unvaccinated travelers and travelers who have not been in one of the approved countries* for a minimum of 15 days prior to departure:

  • The registration receipt from the ETIS* platform (please complete this application 30-6 days prior to departure).
  • An authorization to travel into French Polynesia issued by the High-Commissioner from the “Administrative Application” (to be found on the ETIS platform).
  • A compelling reason for travel: Health, Work, or Family
  • A negative laboratory RT-PCR test performed less than 72h before departure or an antigen test (allowing the detection of the “N” protein of the SARS-CoV-2) performed less than 48h prior to departure.
  • A completed printed copy of the Sworn Statement

Please note that Antibody, Self-Testing, Home Testing or Rapid Tests of any kind (other than the accepted Antigen Test that allows for the detection of the “N” protein), including rapid RT-PCR tests such as the Abbott ID NOW are not accepted by the Health Authorities of French Polynesia and aircraft boarding will be denied.

Requirements for Children (Under 18):

  • Children traveling with a parent or legal guardian who is vaccinated: The child must take 2 self-tests (distributed upon arrival) to be done at day 4 and day 8 which are to be deposited at their hotel or in a dedicated health center
  • Children traveling with a parent or legal guardian who is unvaccinated: The child will be subject to a compulsory 10-day quarantine along with parent or legal guardian in TAHITI ONLY with a requirement to take a RT-PCR Self-test (distributed upon arrival) at day 4 and day 8.

The updated requirements for travel to The Islands of Tahiti (as of June 25, 2021):  

CONDITIONS OF ENTRANCE TO FRENCH POLYNESIA – VACCINATION REQUIRED FROM MAY 1ST

AS OF 25 JUNE 2021, THERE ARE 2 NEW MODIFICATIONS FOR ENTRY CONDITIONS WHICH ARE DETAILED FURTHER BELOW. IN SUMMARY THEY ARE : Canada is now part of the GREEN ZONE so Canadians can now enter French Polynesia just like Americans. AND the Antigenic Test is now fully accepted when practiced 48 hours and less prior to your departure date.

In order to prevent the introduction of new strains of Covid-19, to eradicate Covid-19 completely, to protect the local population and to provide visitors with the best possible vacation experience, the re-opening of the International borders, are subject to the conditions listed below:

If entering French Polynesia from the United States, only persons from the US (and NOW CANADA), France, EU countries, United Kingdom, Israel, Lebanon, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, South Korea or other “Green zone”* countries irrespective of nationality, who have been in the United States for the preceding 15 continuous days prior to their departure, and residents of French Polynesia on their return flight may be accepted onboard flights originating in the United States to French Polynesia.

Full Vaccination (and minors up to the age and including the age of 17 with vaccinated parents, legal guardian)

  1. Proof of “complete vaccination schedule” – (CDC vaccination card, ETIS Sanitary Receipt). For children up to and including the age of 17, if travelling with their parents or official legal guardian, they are not required to be vaccinated and may enter the country with their parents/legal guardian.
    • A person is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving the second dose of Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech.
    • A person is considered fully vaccinated 28 days after receiving the dose of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine. – Note for departure up to June 16th, 14 days after the dose is acceptable.
  2. A negative laboratory RT-PCR test three days before departure or a negative Antigenic Test 2 days before departure, age 11 and older.
  3. Between 30 to 6 days prior to departure register on the ETIS online platform. Upload a copy of the Vaccination Certificate and receive a receipt via email. (Do not complete the “Administrative Application”). Complete the remainder of the ETIS Application and receive by email an ETIS receipt.
Must Have Documents for Airport check in are :The ETIS receipt copies, the negative RT-PCR test result and valid Passport. It is recommended to carry a copy of the vaccination document.

No quarantine on arrival needed.

  • Upon arrival an antigen test will be given for all passengers 6 years and older. If the test is positive, a 10-day quarantine at the traveler’s expense may be required.**
  • Children 11 and older, on arrival will be given a self-test kit to be used 4 days and if still in country, 8 days after arrival. Hand this in at the hotel.

For travelers who 1.) have already been infected by Covid-19, or who 2.) are not vaccinated or who 3.) have stayed less than 15 days in the US, Canada, France, EU countries, United Kingdom, Israel, Lebanon, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, South Korea or other “Green zone”* countries irrespective of nationality: Mandatory quarantine is required upon arrival for 10 days in Tahiti at the expense of the traveler in Government assigned properties. (Except returning students and residents who are returning medical evacuees and their companion).

  1. A negative laboratory RT-PCR test three days before departure or a negative Antigenic Test 2 days before departure, which must be presented at departure.
  2. Between 30 to 6 days prior to departure register on the ETIS online platform. Complete first the “Administrative Application” Note Family, Health and Work justification for entry. Receive by email the administrative receipt.
  3. After that is completed, then complete the ETIS Application. This application must be submitted for each passenger (including children) and is valid for both the inbound and outbound flight if both are filled out in the application. Receive by email an ETIS receipt.
  4. After completion of point 2 and 3 above, receive at least 2 days prior to departure a Boarding Authorization from the High Commission.
Must Have Documents for Airport check in are :The ETIS receipt, High Commission Boarding authorization receipt, the negative RT-PCR or Antigenic test result and a valid Passport.

Quarantine on arrival needed for 10 days at Government approved property.

  • Upon arrival an antigen test will be given for age 6 and above.
  • Mandatory quarantine for 10 days in Tahiti, except returning resident students and returning residents medical evacuee and their companion.
  • RT-PCR test at day 4 and 8.
  • Release from quarantine after day 10 assuming negative infection.

Prior to boarding – INFORMATION ON THE RT-PCR TEST AND ANTIGENIC TEST REQUIRED:

  • Proof of a negative Covid-19 test (RT-PCR) molecular laboratory test, carried out within three days prior to their Air Tahiti Nui international air departure (e.g. if the flight departs on a Tuesday at 10:30 PM, the passenger needs to take the test the preceding Saturday).
  • The entry and stay conditions in The Islands of Tahiti have been updated with the addition of the possibility to perform an antigenic test allowing the detection the “N” protein of the SARS-CoV-2, performed less than 48 hours before the flight to French Polynesia, for all travelers from any country.
  • RT-PCR Covid-19 test or Antigenic Test are mandatory for all passengers 11 years of age or older. The test has to be a molecular SARS-CoV-2 genome detection for Covid-19 by Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed by a qualified professional.
  • The document with the results of this test must clearly state:
    • A negative result
    • Test type being laboratory molecular RT-PCR. 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
      • *Isothermal amplification
      • *STAR = Selective Temperature Amplification Reaction
    • Date test taken
    • Name of individual/passenger
    • The medical document must be issued by a Doctor, Hospital or Medical Clinic and must be presented to airline staff upon check-in prior to boarding the flight to French Polynesia

Please note that Antigen, Antibody, Self-Testing, Home Testing or Rapid Tests of any kind, including rapid RT-PCR tests such as the Abbott ID NOW are not accepted by the Health Authorities of French Polynesia and aircraft boarding will be denied.

Information on where to get a Covid-19 test within the Southern California area, or the rest of the US can be found on this webpage: https://www.airtahitinui.com/us-en/covid-19-testing-entry-french-polynesia-0

  • Required travel insurance or sign a declaration assuming all associated medical, confinement, or repatriation costs, should they fall ill during their stay.

Customers who fail to comply with any of the above mandatory health measures will not be allowed to board.

Full details are posted on the Tahiti Tourisme website found here: https://tahititourisme.com/en-us/covid-19/?

* “Green Zone” as defined by the European Union

** Please note that at some undetermined time in the future the Covid-19 tests upon arrival and during the stay will be at travelers’ expense. The start date of these charges will be advised when known. Rates will be:

  • 5,000XPF for vaccinated and immunized travelers
  • 12,000XPF for other travelers