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

This page was last updated on 21 July, 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
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: No
Events: Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Fully Open
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 29.06.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers who in the past 15 days have only been in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French West Indies, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom or USA. They must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 14 days before departure or fully vaccinated with Janssen at least 28 days before departure;
– 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 11 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 at least 14 days before departure or fully vaccinated with Janssen at least 28 days before departure. 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

In view of the national decree concerning the easing of border restrictions applicable since June 9th, the conditions of entry and stay in The Islands of Tahiti are changing.

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

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

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, or countries listed as “green” (including United States and Canada).

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. It is recommended to also bring the proof of vaccination document, if vaccinated

4. 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.

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 an RT-PCR test at day 4 and day 8 at the Louis Malardé Institute in Tahiti

Click here https://tahititourisme.com/en-us/covid-19/ to see the entire protocol. Please note that it may change in the coming weeks.
 

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.
 

Sources

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