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Oceania > French Polynesia: Covid-19 and Travel

     
French Polynesia

Present Situation


Total cases: 75 958

Active cases: 2 69

Recovered: 72 619

Deaths: 649

Vaccination count: 67 913

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2022-08-10

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Partially Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Required to present a negative COVID-19 test
Are quarantine measures imposed? Sous conditions
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are recommended

Provisions for travellers


Entry to the territory: Partially Allowed
Entry conditions vary for vaccinated travellers and those who have not been vaccinated.

Fully vaccinated resident and non-resident travellers aged 12 years and over, as well as minors who accompany these vaccinated adults, can travel to French Polynesia without needing to justify the reason for travel.

Any passenger aged 12 years and over, who has not been fully vaccinated* must download and complete a 'Certificate of travel for compelling reasons' form. The completed form along with documentation substantiating the compelling reason will be verified at the check-in counter on the day of departure to French Polynesia. Examples of valid compelling reasons include;

-Travelling to home residence

-Death, or life-threatening condition, of a direct-line family member

-Travel related to custody rights

-Unaccompanied minor visiting close relation

-Judicial summons

-Enforced deportation

-Education resumption

-Vital medical emergency

-Business continuity requiring physical presence

-Health or research professional involved in the fight against COVID-19

-Diplomatic missions

-Professional high-level sports athlete supported by the Ministry of Sports

-Travellers in transit for less than 24 hours in an international zone

French Polynesia requires that unvaccinated travelers over 12 years of age coming from a country classified in green or orange zone (https://bit.ly/3admX0G) 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 https://bit.ly/3ufXudS(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.

FOR TRAVELERS WITH A STOPOVER OR TRANSIT IN THE UNITED STATES

ALL TRAVELERS: Tests are maintained

-For all travelers (vaccinated or not) flying through the United States must comply with U.S. entry requirements. Therefore, for all travelers aged 2 years and older, in transit or on a stopover in the United States, it is still mandatory to perform an antigen test (or RT-PCR) less than 24 hours prior to departure (the day before or the day of departure).

-Full vaccination: comply with the most restrictive regulations in effect between the traveler’s final destination and transit country.

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.

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

More details here https://tahititourisme.com/en-us/covid-19/

Tests: Required to present a negative COVID-19 test

Quarantine: Depends
Self-isolation required for some travelers.

Information updated on 2022-08-04.

Action taken in the country


Lockdown: No
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.

Mask use
Masks are recommended

Gatherings: Allowed
No restriction

Restaurants and bars: Fully Open

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open









     

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