Entry and Stay conditions in
the Islands of Tahiti

Click HERE to access to Tahiti Tourism website and find out the current entry conditions and healthy measures in The Islands of Tahiti :

  • Entry and stay conditions in The Islands of Tahiti
  • Protocol for US residents
  • Entry and stay conditions in The Islands of Tahiti with stopover or transit in the United States
  • Conditions of movements within The Islands of Tahiti

Additional information are available :

  • Health Pass
  • Covid-19 tests on departure from Tahiti
  • Official links
  • Information cell
UPDATE OF ENTRY AND STAY CONDITIONS IN THE ISLANDS OF TAHITI
Last update : August 06th, 2022
IMPORTANT UPDATE

In response to improving health conditions, the State and local authorities have further eased the requirements of entry into French Polynesia. See the official decree.

FOR TRAVELERS DEPARTING FROM HONOLULU, LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO, SEATTLE, NOUMEA AND AUCKLAND TO FRENCH POLYNESIA
  • Travelers no longer have to complete any health formality before their arrival in The Islands of Tahiti, in France or overseas, and the presentation of the health pass/proof of full vaccination schedule is no longer required, whatever the country or area of origin;
  • The compelling reason is no longer required;
  • Travelers are no longer required to present a certificate of non-contamination and a commitment to perfom an antigenic test or a biological examination upon arrival on the national territory (tests are no longer required);
  • Unvaccinated travelers are no longer required to perform tests to travel between mainland France and French Polynesia.
Click here to get the entry and stay conditions in The Islands of Tahiti from Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Noumea & Auckland
 
FOR TRAVELERS WITH A STOPOVER OR TRANSIT IN THE UNITED STATES

Travelers to French Polynesia with a stopover or transit in the United States, such as from Europe, must comply with the entry requirements of the U.S. authorities: 

  • Vaccinated travelers must present their proof of full vaccination schedule upon boarding;
  • Unvaccinated travelers or travelers without a U.S. compliant vaccination schedule are not allowed to travel and transit the United States unless authorized exceptions (see Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list of exceptions) checked by the airlines upon boarding.

As of June 12, 2022, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCwill no longer require air passengers (vaccinated or not) traveling from a foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight.

Click here to get the conditions of entry and stay for travelers returning to or with stop overs in the United States

 

REMINDER: On departure from French Polynesia, travelers must comply with their country’s entry restrictions and be tested in some cases.

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Consult The Map Of The French Classification Of Countries On The Sanitary Base HERE.

CLARIFICATION FOR UNVACCINATED TRAVELERS

  • Unvaccinated travelers are no longer required to perform tests to travel between mainland France and French Polynesia.
  • Unvaccinated travelers or travelers without a U.S. compliant vaccination schedule are not allowed to travel and transit the United States unless authorized exceptions (see Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list of exceptions) checked by the airlines upon boarding.

COVID-19 tests are no longer required for travel to or transit through the United States, regardless of the traveler’s vaccination schedule.

Conditions of movements within The Islands of Tahiti 

Wearing a mask is no longer be mandatory in public transport (airplanes, buses, boats) as well as in places open to the public, in establishments or for practicing activities.

Wearing a mask is still be required in health care facilities.

SPECIAL CANCELLATION & CHANGE POLICY RESULTING FROM COVID-19

In the context of the crisis related to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAHITI EXPERIENCES has committed to Tahiti Tourism to apply a common and united commercial policy by proposing modifications without penalty or refund without charge within 12 months from the initial date of stay in case of cancellation.

The specifics of the agreement apply to cancellations and change requests for any new reservation made between May 1, 2020 and September 30, 2022 for travel within French Polynesia between July 15, 2020 and December 31, 2022 – with the exception of group requests.

Click here to consult all members of the common policy.

The cancellation or change fees will be waived in the case of :

  • A general and strict lock down in the client's country of residence,
  • The inability to travel to French Polynesia due to the closure of the borders in transit stops,
  • A general and strict lock down in French Polynesia,
  • The inability to travel to French Polynesia for a traveler whose Covid-19 test preceding departure was found to be positive,
  • The inability to a stay in French Polynesia for a traveler declared positive while in French Polynesia

In the event of a request for cancellation or modification of reservations except in the cases defined above, standard conditions apply. See booking terms & conditions.

Given this exceptional situation, TAHITI EXPERIENCES still strongly recommends that our clients have a Travel Protection Plan or Travel Insurance, which takes into account the epidemic risk associated with COVID-19, when traveling.

DAILY BARRIER GESTURES - OUR GUIDELINES

TAHITI EXPERIENCES invites you to follow and respect the usual barrier gestures, recommended by the Ministry of Tourism and Health Department of French Polynesia :

“The Health Department updates its recommendations regularly to protect your health and recommends the right things to do against the COVID-19”

During your Stay
  • Wearing a mask is still recommended (from the age of 11 years old) in establishments open to the public, in open-air public spaces, in shops, at the airport, at the ferry terminals as well as on public transport.
  • Respecting prevention measures at all times and in all places;
  • Self-diagnosis of visitors: in case of doubt on the traveler’s state of health (fever and/or flu symptoms), they are required to contact the reception of their accommodations and/or call directly to (+689) 40 455 000. If they feel any sign of distress, they should dial “15” (emergency services);
  • Depending on the diagnosis made by the Health Authorities, follow their instructions which may include isolation measures and / or carrying out an additional RT-PCR test.
  • Respect of a minimum distance of 1 meter between people at all times.
  • Wash hands frequently and insistently with water and liquid soap.
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow
  • Do not touch your face without first cleaning your hands.
  • Always use a disposable handkerchief and dispose of it.
  • Greet each other without shaking hands or kissing.
  • Wear a mask at all times if you are within 1 meter of another person.
  • Remaining vigilant towards fragile and vulnerable people

Just a few words,

The global health challenge we all are living at the present time is unprecedented. However, each one of us are reminded what really matters such as protecting ourselves with simple actions, participating in the fight against the epidemic by respecting the current sanitary measures and many more.

The health and safety of all have always been at the core priority of TAHITI EXPERIENCES and even more so today. Please be assured that we will do everything we can to complete successfully the missions of the agency. Jointly with the local authorities and all our partners, we will provide regular updates of all current and future measures and recommendations.

It is with the support of all health forces and your efforts in this trying time that we will beat the Covid-19 – all together.

On this optimistic note, I wish to tell you how much we look forward to welcoming you again into our Islands! 

Thank you, Mauru’uru,

Teriitahi, Herald NANAI
General Manager

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