For US Travelers : Latest Update on Covid 19 Testing
So your dream vacation in Tahiti and Her Islands is ending and you are thinking about what you have to do in order to return to the US? Don’t forget that the CDC (Center for Disease Control) requires you to test 3 days prior to your departing flight to the US. To make it EASIER for you, you can now pre-register and prepay ! Here is an official communiqué from the Air Tahiti Nui web site with full details:
Your stay in French Polynesia will end in a few days.
To enter the United States, the American health authorities require a test for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus antigen or PCR test) to be performed within the 3 days before arrival in the US.
A COVID-19 screening center is located in the lobby of Tahiti-Faa’a airport. It allows you to perform an antigen test on the day of your departure to the United States. It is open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. only the days when flights are departing to the United States.
You can perform your test faster if you have pre-registered and validated the pre-payment of your file.
For this, you must send at least two days before your return to the United States, by email to the address
email@example.com, your last name, first name, date of birth and if possible, your file number obtained on your arrival in French Polynesia (written on the label affixed to the back of your passport). In return, you will receive an email containing your Departure file number as well as a link allowing you to prepay for your test.
When you go to the COVID-19 screening center at the Tahiti-Faa’a airport on the day of your departure, you will be given priority for your test and your waiting time will be shortened. Give your Departure file number at the registration desk to be tested quickly. Check with your accommodation (hotel, guest house, other…) to complete this formality.
If during your stay you have at least one of the symptoms of Covid-19 (fever, cough, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, breathing difficulties, body aches, loss of taste or smell), contact immediately the reporting platform at the following number: (+689) 40 455 000. If you have signs of severity, call directly the SAMU at (+689) 15.
Throughout your stay in French Polynesia, respect scrupulously the barrier measures: social distancing at least 1 meter, wearing a mask in public areas, and regular cleaning of the hands with soap or hand disinfection with a hydro-alcoholic
solution. Your collaboration is essential to preserve the health of the population of French Polynesia.
Thank you for your cooperation.
For any information , please contact the Institut Louis Malardé by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or in case of emergency by phone at (+689) 40 416 459, everyday between 8am and 12pm.