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

This page was last updated on 27 October, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: If you hold an appropriate vaccine certificate, you do not need to quarantine.

You still need to present negative PCR test results.

Additionally, you also need to present ETIS receipt and boarding authorization delivered by the high commission upon boarding.

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

Allowed Vaccines:

Travelers are considered fully vaccinated by the French Polynesian authorities if they have completed one of the following vaccine schedules or have received two shots combined of either Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, or Astra Zeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield :

– COVID-19Vaccine Pzifer/BioNTech 2 shots
– COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna 2 shots
– COVID-19 Vaccine Astra Zeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield 2 shots
– COVID-19 Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine 1 shot

The deadlines to be respected between full anti-COVID 19 vaccination and departure:

7 days after second dose for Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and Astrazeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield or combined vaccines
28 days for the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Required to present a negative COVID-19 test
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 10 days is required

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Fully Open
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 24.08.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 7 days before departure or fully vaccinated with Janssen at least 28 days before departure, and their accompanying minors younger than 18 years. They must in the past 15 days have only been in Albania, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Comoros, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French West Indies, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA or Vanuatu;
– passengers with a travel authorization obtained before departure at https://tinyurl.com/t5e3vtf9 .
2. Passengers must complete an “ETIS Application” at https://www.etis.pf/en/ at least 6 days and at most 30 days before departure.
3. Passengers must have:
– a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or
– a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 13 years.
4. Passengers must have a completed sworn statement obtained at https://tinyurl.com/ytuat2th .
5. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 antigen test upon arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 7 years.
6. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 days.
– This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 7 days before departure or fully vaccinated with Janssen at least 28 days before departure, and their accompanying minors younger than 18 years. More exemptions can be found at http://www.polynesie-francaise.pref.gouv.fr/ and https://tahititourisme.com/en-us/covid-19/ .
7. Airline crew must have:
– a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point; or
– a negative 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 local airline crew who have been out of French Polynesia less than 7 days.
8. Airline crew are subject to a RT-PCR test upon arrival.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

All resident and non-resident travel eligibility to French Polynesia, including French Polynesian citizens, is now dependent on your vaccination status and your country of departure.
 

Lockdown Details

As part of the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in French Polynesia, the High Commissioner and the President of French Polynesia announced the new measures in place to gradually lift restrictions applicable from Saturday October 9th to Sunday, October 17th, 2021

The Islands of Tahiti’s borders are still open and commercial flights will continue to operate. As such tourists are welcome to travel to our islands as long as they comply with the existing entry protocol and the new measures in place in some areas of the territory. For the moment the flight programmes of international and domestic airlines remain unchanged.

Regarding the new measures of movements and activities applicable from Saturday October 9th to Sunday, October 17th, 2021

The curfew is still in place from 9 pm to 4 am daily in French Polynesia. The travel authorisation for the curfew is available on the High Commission’s website (https://tahititourisme.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=56740bd7d6228c84d4c1626c6&id=109d5cd747&e=a9ed9864e5).

The lockdown applicable on weekends in the Society Islands will be lifted.

International tourists on the islands under weekend lockdown will be allowed to:

-travel to and from the airport or the ferry terminal (with the travel authorisation available on the High Commission’s website https://bit.ly/3iUI09N ).

-enjoy freely their place of lodging as long as they stay within the property. Activities respecting current health measures are allowed within tourist accommodation. Activities in a designated area in the lagoon in front of tourist accommodation (beach, snorkelling, swimming, paddle boarding, etc.) are permitted.

-leave their accommodation for professional or health reasons or for essential goods purchases (with the travel authorisation available on the High Commission’s website https://bit.ly/3iUI09N ).

Tour companies may re-open and are subject to limit their tours to 50% of capacity.

Nautical charter and pleasure cruising may resume with a specific protocol for their activity in the islands subject to travel restrictions and lockdown measures, with respect for barrier measures.

Cruising from Papeete to the islands may resume. Stopovers are forbidden on weekends in the islands subject to the lockdown measures.

 

Sources

https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/french-polynesia
Data Source: covidcontrols.co