The updated requirements for travel to the Islands of Tahiti as of 21 July 2021 are:

The entry and stay conditions in The Islands of Tahiti have been updated with these TWO important following changes concerning ONLY vaccinated travelers:

1/- Vaccinated travelers from the United Kingdom are still allowed to travel in The Islands of Tahiti.

2/- For all travelers who are fully vaccinated, the deadline to be respected between full anti-COVID 19 vaccination and departure :
– is maintained at 28 days for the Janssen vaccine (Johnson and Johnson).
has now been reduced from 14 to 7 days for Pfizer, Moderna and Astrazeneca vaccines.
This is very good news for those wishing to travel “last minute” to Tahiti and Her Islands and are just in the process of getting vaccinated!

Please consult the below grid for complete information.

The updated requirements for travel to The Islands of Tahiti (as of July 6, 2021):

Health Surveillance Fee Effective July 20, 2021

As indicated in a previous press release, all passengers will be 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.
Starting on July 20, 2021, 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. For full details, please click here to read the blog.

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


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.


  • 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