Back to listing

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

Papeete, October 22nd, 2020 - Tahiti

save the date : July 15th

Papeete, October 22nd, 2020

Conditions of entry and stay in French Polynesia

“In accordance with the authorization provided in point II, article 10 of the aforementioned decree, and with regard to local circumstances, are also likely to justify travel to and from French Polynesia the activities in connection with the imperative of economic recovery of the territory, including in particular investment, tourism or cultural and sporting events”. – Art.11 of the Order n° HC 3099 CAB of October 20, 2020.

As a reminder, French Polynesia has confirmed conditions of entry and stay in the country applicable to all travelers from 6 years old (resident and non-resident) arriving by air. Since July 15th, 2020, quarantine measures are lift and French Polynesia’s borders re-open to international tourism from all countries. All travelers are subject to the following mandatory conditions:

      • Prior to boarding:
        • Proof of a negative RT-PCR test (list of approved and non approved tests) carried out within three days prior to their international air departure;
        • Present the receipt of the health registration on the platform (Electronic Travel Information System) ;
      • During the stay:
        • Self-test 4 days after arrival in The Islands of Tahiti.

Also, the authorities of French Polynesia have declared a state of health emergency with the application of new measures until November 16, 2020 included (which may be extended until November 25):

  • Prohibition of family or friendly festive events in establishments open to the public (ERP);
  • Prohibition of gatherings of more than 6 people on the public roads or in any public place;
  • Sports establishments reduce their capacity by 50%;
  • Prohibition to organize “bingo” lotteries and cockfights;
  • Funeral wakes limited to groups of 10 people.

In addition, the authorities have decided to extend the applicable measures until November 16, 2020 included (which may be extended until November 25):

  • Maintaining the closure of discotheques and nightclubs and banning of of dancing, ball dancing in all establishments open to the public (ERP);
  • 6 people maximum per table in restaurants and pubs (sitting, minimum distance of 1 meter between each group, mandatory wearing of masks when moving within the establishment);
  • Wearing a mask is mandatory: in all enclosed places and ERPs, in certain open-air public spaces (parks, markets, garage sales, etc.), in the vicinity of certain places (schools, airports, ferry terminals, places of worship, sports facilities, etc.), on public transport, during authorized gatherings (funeral ceremonies, protest events, professional gatherings, guided tours, etc.).
  • Reinforcement of measures within ERPs. Reinforced controls and sanctions. Failure to comply with these provisions is punishable by a fine of 89,000 xpf (€745,820).

A curfew will be established in Tahiti and Moorea. All trips, circulation or movement in public areas are prohibited, every day, between 9:00 pm and 4:00 am. The curfew will take effect from Saturday, October 24 at 9 p.m. until November 16, with the possibility to extend it. The certificate can be downloaded on the website of the High Commission. Find the curfew terms and conditions in the frequently asked questions.


By using this website, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie Policy.