ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR TAHITI
It is almost time for your trip to Tahiti! As you prepare, please be aware of the new travel requirements and entry screening process for visiting the islands. Last Updated: September 22nd, 2021
The High Commissioner and the President of French Polynesia announced their decision to maintain the lockdown and the current restrictions until September 27th, 2021, midnight. The list of islands affected by the weekend lockdown has been updated: Tahiti, Moorea, Raiatea, Huahine, Taha’a, Bora Bora and Maupiti.
As of Monday, August 23 to Monday, cruises are suspended in French Polynesia.
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.
Non vaccinated travelers will need to upload their test results on Etis.pf prior to departure.
Fully vaccinated travelers no longer need a compelling reason to be justified to travel to Tahiti. Nor do fully vaccinated travelers need to quarantine. For all vaccinated travelers, the health request on Etis.pf no longer requires visitors to upload proof of vaccination. Proof of vaccination and tests required will continue to be verified upon departure and arrival.
All travelers must undergo an RT-PCR self-test upon arrival, regardless of their vaccination status. A self-test kit with instructions will be given to travelers upon disembarking. The test can be performed under the supervision of a health professional in a dedicated area at the airport from 5am to 10am. Outside of these hours, travelers must take their test on the day of their arrival and leave it at their hotel reception in Tahiti and Moorea or directly in one of the drop-off locations.
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 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 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.