ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR TAHITI
We understand you have upcoming travel booked to Tahiti, so we wanted to reach out to you with important news.
Last Updated: July 21st, 2021
Travelers departing to Tahiti will need to provide a negative COVID test prior to arrival. Antigen tests (allowing for the detection of the "N" protein of the SARS-CoV-2) are accepted to board flights to French Polynesia if performed less than 48 hours before departure. RT PCR tests taken within 72 hours are also accepted.
Full Vaccinated Travelers
Fully vaccinated travelers no longer need a compelling reason to be justified to travel to Tahiti. Nor do fully vaccinated travelers need to quarantine. Children under the age of 18 can travel freely with a vaccinated parent or legal guardian. Travel for tourism is authorized for visitors who have been in the United States or Canada for a minimum of 15 days prior to departure to Tahiti. Travelers are considered fully vaccinated prior to departure if you have been vaccinated; 14 days for Pfizer, Moderna and Astrazeneca vaccines, and 28 days for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine (as of June 16th, 2021).
All Other Travelers
All other travelers will need a compelling reason for travel: Health, Family, Work. Tourism is not a compelling reason for travel. This will include:
- Unvaccinated travelers
- Travelers immune by previous COVID-19 infection (applicable as of June 16th, 2021, for travelers from the United States).
- Travelers (regardless of vaccination status) having stayed less than 15 days in the United States or Canada.
A 10-day quarantine is still applicable.
Children traveling with a parent or legal guardian who is unvaccinated 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.
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Before returning to the USA effective immediately, the United States requires that all air passengers entering the country will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding their flight as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of our travel suppliers have made arrangements for on-site COVID-19 testing right at your hotel (view these travel supplier policies).
Reminder, if you do any COVID testing or seek any healthcare while abroad, please retain all receipts for insurance purposes.