French Polynesia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Required to present a negative COVID-19 test
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Quarantine not required

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: No
Events: Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Fully Open

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 12.02.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to passengers with a completed Travel Certificate obtained at
2. Passengers must complete an “ETIS Application” at . A QR code must be presented upon arrival.
3. Passengers and airline crew must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point. Passengers and airline crew without a negative RT-PCR test result must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) antigen test result issued on the same day of departure from the first embarkation point and a certificate of completion of the RT-PCR test.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 11 years;
– local airline crew who have been out of French Polynesia less than 7 days.
4. Passengers and airline crew are subject to a RT-PCR test upon arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years.


Detailed Tourist Information

From 1 May, new entry and quarantine protocols apply and tourism is permitted for travellers arriving by air from certain countries judged to pose a limited health risk to French Polynesia.

Fully vaccinated arrivals from these countries may be able to obtain an exemption from quarantine requirements. Travellers from all other countries are still required to show a compelling reason to visit French Polynesia and will be required to undergo a period of quarantine.

All travellers will be required to cover the costs of their health tests and quarantine. Check with your airline or travel agent for up-to-date information on entry requirements to visit French Polynesia and see ‘Travel’ below.

Lockdown Details

A curfew is currently in place on the islands of Tahiti and Moorea from 10pm to 4am each night. Authorities are enforcing social distancing measures and have put in place strict limits on the size of gatherings and the practice of certain activities.

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