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Coronavirus COVID-19 Travel information

Papeete, June 13, 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 WITH A STOPOVER OR TRANSIT IN THE UNITED STATES

ALL TRAVELERS: Tests are no longer required in the United States

As of June 12, 2022, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will 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.

However, French Polynesia requires that unvaccinated travelers over 12 years of age coming from a country classified in green or orange zone and going to French Polynesia still need to perform an RT-PCR test less than 72 hours or an antigen test in less than 48 hours prior to departure.

UNVACCINATED TRAVELERS: declaration of compelling reasons no longer required (except in the orange zone)

  • The declaration of compelling reasons will be removed for travelers aged 12 years and older who are unvaccinated or who have an incomplete vaccination schedule.
  • Minors under 12 years of age are also exempt from declaring a compelling reason.
  • However, unvaccinated travelers traveling between French Polynesia and countries classified in the orange zone (in both directions) are still subject to a declaration of compelling reasons controlled by the airlines company upon boarding.

 

FOR TRAVELERS DEPARTING FROM HONOLULU, LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO, SEATTLE, NOUMEA AND AUCKLAND TO FRENCH POLYNESIA

VACCINATED TRAVELERS: Tests are no longer required

  • Individuals with a completed vaccination schedule are now exempt from the requirement to take an antigen or RT-PCR test prior to arrival.
  • Important: When the traveler is over 18 years old, in order for the vaccination schedule to be recognized as complete beyond 9 months, he must have received an additional dose (booster). In other words, when a traveler has completed a full vaccination (1 dose Janssen or 2 doses Pfizer / Moderna / Astrazeneca ), he will have to receive a booster shot before traveling to French Polynesia if his last dose is 9 months old or more. Only a booster is required, it is not needed to redo a complete vaccination process even if this 9 months deadline is exceeded.

UNVACCINATED TRAVELERS: Tests are maintained and the declaration of compelling reasons no longer required (except in the orange zone)

  • Unvaccinated travelers over 12 years of age coming from a country classified in green or orange zone and going to French Polynesia will have to perform an RT-PCR test less than 72 hours or an antigen test in less than 48 hours prior to departure.
  • The declaration of compelling reasons will be removed for travelers aged 12 years and older who are unvaccinated or who have an incomplete vaccination schedule.
  • Minors under 12 years of age are also exempt from declaring a compelling reason and from testing under French regulations.
  • However, unvaccinated travelers traveling between French Polynesia and countries classified in the orange zone (in both directions) are still subject to a declaration of compelling reasons controlled by the airlines company upon boarding.

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

in The Islands of Tahiti

Conditions of entry and stay

What are the vaccines authorized by French Polynesia?

  • Travelers who have received:
    – Pfizer-BioNTech from Cominarty: 2 injections
    –  Moderna from Spikevax: 2 injections
    – AstraZeneca from Vaxzevria: 2 injections
    –  Nuvaxovid from Novavax : 2 injections
    – Covishield/R-Covi/Fiocruz: 2 injections
    – Johnson & Johnson from Janssen : 1 injection
    A mix of these authorized vaccines is also accepted.
  • For Sinopharm and Sinovrac vaccines, give two injections of the vaccine + one booster of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna
  • People who have received one or two doses of an unrecognized vaccine will need to receive two doses of  Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna to complete their vaccination status. Among the vaccines targeted is the Sputnik V.

REFUND OF TRAVELLERS CONTRIBUTION TO THE HEALTH SURVEILLANCE FEE

Travellers arriving in French Polynesia from Monday 28 March 2022, who have registered on the ETIS platform and have paid their fixed contribution to the health surveillance fees, may apply to “Service du Tourisme” to request reimbursement. This request can be made by email (remboursement@etis.pf) or by post (Service du Tourisme BP 4527- 98713 Papeete TAHITI French Polynesia).

Travellers requesting a refund are requested to attach their receipted invoice (downloadable from the “manage my file” tab or from the ETIS claim receipt email) and the flight information provided by the traveller’s airline (or travel agency) to the claim.

For any other questions regarding their ETIS application, please write to contact@etis.pf.

Consult the map of the French classification of countries on the sanitary base HERE.

Protocol for entry and stay in The Islands of Tahiti from Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Nouméa and Auckland

Conditions for entry and stay in The Islands of Tahiti following a stopover or transit in the United States

 

You can consult the conditions by clicking on the above links. The conditions are subject to modification over the coming weeks.

 

Conditions for traveling between islands

in 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.

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INFORMATION CELL FOR ALL YOUR QUESTIONS

  • Non-residents,
  • For information on international flights, contact the international airline.
  • For information about your accommodation, contact your hotel or guesthouse.

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