FRENCH POLYNESIA

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Open to US citizens? Yes, if vaccinated

Test required? Yes

Quarantine required? No, if vaccinated

Insurance required? No

Additional Notes:

1. Fully Vaccinated Travellers

Quarantine upon arrival in French Polynesia will not be required for these visitors, however you must still meet several entry requirements.  These include:

  • Proof of 'completed vaccination schedule' must be provided. Note: this must be finalised at least 8 days before flight departure.

  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test (SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR virus genome only) carried out within three 72 hours of your international flight departure. The results of this test must be negative and the medical document confirming this, issued by a Doctor, Hospital or Medical Clinic must be presented to airline staff at check-in prior to boarding the flight to French Polynesia for all passengers aged 11 years and over.  Exception: travellers visiting from France can travel if they receive a negative Antigenetic test performed less than 48 hours before flight departure.

  • Complete a Sanitary Entry Form via the Electronic Travel Information System (ETIS).  A printed copy of the email approval must be shown to the airline at check-in.  This is a statement of commitment to follow sanitary measures and reporting to the authorities of any symptom of COVID-19 that may occur during your stay (cough, fever, difficulty to breathe, loss of taste, loss of smell).  You must also disclose your full itinerary and possible contacts.  The ETIS documentation should be completed between 6 to 30 days before flight departure.

  • An Antigen Test will be completed upon arrival at Faa'a International Airport in Tahiti for all passengers aged 6 years and older.  If the test is negative the passenger may freely enter French Polynesia.  If the test is positive the passenger must complete a 10-day quarantine at the passenger's expense in Tahiti.

 

Unvaccinated minor children who are travelling with a vaccinated adult will not be subject to quarantine, and will be exempt from declaring a Compelling Reason for travel, but will be subject to the following test regime.

  • A Virological self-test is required four days (D+4) and again eight days (D+8) after arrival in French Polynesia. If the test is negative the passenger may continue their holiday in French Polynesia.  If the test is positive the passenger must complete a 10-day quarantine at the passenger's expense in Tahiti.
    Note:  If a minor child passenger tests positive after taking the Antigen or Virological Test, the entire family group will be subject to the quarantine requirement.

2. Travellers who are not Fully Vaccinated

A 10-day mandatory quarantine upon arrival in French Polynesia is required for these visitors.  The mandatory quarantine can only be done in Tahiti in a place of the passengers choice at the passenger's expense.  You must also provide the following.

  • A Boarding Authorisation Certificate issued by the High Commissioner in French Polynesia that has approved your 'Compelling Reason Justification' for travel.

  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test (SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR virus genome only) carried out within three 72 hours of your international flight departure. The results of this test must be negative and the medical document confirming this, issued by a Doctor, Hospital or Medical Clinic must be presented to airline staff at check-in prior to boarding the flight to French Polynesia for all passengers aged 11 years and over.  Exception: travellers visiting from France can travel if they receive a negative Antigenetic test performed less than 48 hours before flight departure.

  • Complete a Sanitary Entry Form via the Electronic Travel Information System (ETIS).  Refer to point 1 above for additional information related to this requirement.  

  • An Antigen Test will be completed upon arrival at Faa'a International Airport in Tahiti for all passengers aged 6 years and older. 

  • A SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test will be conducted, in Tahiti only, at four (D+4) days, and again eight (D+8) days after arrival in French Polynesia for all passengers aged 6 years and older.  The test will be conducted at the Louis Malarde Institute (ILM).