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Coronavirus COVID 19 - the Opening of French Polynesia's Borders

starting on July 15th - Tahiti

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International tourism starting on July 15th

Visitor’s entry and stay conditions

French Polynesia has had no active cases of COVID 19  since May 29th. The country’s authorities announced today the borders will be re-opening to international tourism in French Polynesia starting on July 15th, 2020.
Timeline is as follows:
July 15th, 2020: Quarantine measures will be completely lifted and French Polynesia’s borders will re-open to international tourism from all countries.
(only in French)

Here are the conditions* to prepare your stay :

*subject to modifications

Prior to departure

  • Compulsory COVID-19 (RT-PCR) test 72 hours before the departure to French Polynesia
  • Compulsory international travel insurance for every non-resident visitor traveling to French Polynesia (example; coverage provided by some credit cards used to cover the stay);
  • Travelers will have to provide a medical certificate – Specifics to be communicated
  • If the test is negative: boarding
  • If the test is positive: no boarding
  • Travelers who have tested COVID-19 positive more than 3 weeks prior to the departure and who have an immunity certificate proving their recovery are exempt from the requirements listed above – Specifics to be communicated.

During the flight

  • Application of International Air Transport Association (IATA) sanitary measures for travel (airport procedures and procedures during the flight. Example: wearing a mask); See here for link to full guidelines.
  • Sign a statement of commitment to follow sanitary measures and self-diagnosis of symptoms;
  • Fill in an information form regarding their stay: itinerary and accommodation (e-mail contact / phone / dates of stay).

During the stay

  • Wearing a mask is recommended;
  • COVID-19 test 4 days after arrival: The Ministry of Health and Prevention of French Polynesia will randomly test a panel of travelers during their stay;
  • Regular visits from a medical staff authorized by the Department of Health will be held in the accommodations and hotel establishments;
  • Application of sanitary measures during the stay;
  • Travelers’ self-diagnosis: alert the authorities by calling the local emergency operations calling center in case of fever and/or breathing difficulties;
  • If a visitor has symptoms or is declared positive:
  • Isolation in self-quarantine in the accommodation;
  • Application of the sanitary measures protocol by the Department of Health – procedures to be communicated.

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