French Polynesia Entry Requirements and Travel Advice

[International Tourism starting on July 15th – Visitors’ Entry and Stay Conditions]

French Polynesia has confirmed conditions of entry and stay in the country applicable to all travelers from 11 years old (resident and non-resident) arriving by air.

Since July 15th, 2020, quarantine measures have been lifted and French Polynesia’s borders are open to international tourism from all countries. All travelers are subject to the following mandatory conditions:

  • Prior to boarding:
    If you depart from France, please fill this certificate.
    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 from the Etis.pf platform (Electronic Travel Information System) ;
  • During the stay:
    Travelers must complete a self-test 4 days after arrival in French Polynesia. The self–test will be provided upon arrival in French Polynesia.
    Also, the authorities of French Polynesia have declared a state of health emergency with the application of reinforced measures through November 16, 2020, with the possibility to extend until November 25.

A curfew is in effect on the islands of Tahiti and Moorea. All trips, circulation or movement in public areas are prohibited, every day, between 9:00 pm and 4:00 am through November 16, with the possibility to extend it. The official statement can be downloaded on the website of the High Commission. Find the curfew terms and conditions in the frequently asked questions.

  • DURING THE STAY:
    – Wearing the mask is recommended (from the age of 11 years old)
    – Respecting prevention measures at all times and in all places
    – Self-diagnosis of visitors: report in case of fever and/or flu symptoms, COVID-19
    – Testing during the stay: as part of health prevention, the Ministry of Health of French Polynesia may carry out some test to visitors, at the request of a health representative
    – Accredited medical staff may carry out some inspections in hotels or other kind of accommodation.

Shall you need further information, feel free to contact our team, mauruuru !

Visa and Passport Formalities when traveling to Tahiti

1/ The following nationalities can stay without visa from one to three months in French Polynesia (except those with a remunerated employment during their stay, no matter for how long is it):

European Union : Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, The United Kingdom, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Spain, Greece..
Asia-Pacific : South Korea, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, Tokelau Islands, Niue, Cook Islands, Mariana Islands, American Samoa Islands, Guam and American passport holders, Australia, Norfolk citizens and holders of Australian passports, Malaysia, Brunei, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Marshall Islands, Western Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Taiwan ( the condition to have a passport bearing the identity card number)..
Chinese nationals from Hong-Kong with HKSAR passports and those from Macao with RAEM passports.
North, South and Central America : United States, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica, Chile, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, Guatemala, The Bahamas, The Barbados.
Other countries : Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Holy See, Switzerland, Croatia, Antigua and the Barbados, Israel, Macedonia, Maurice, Montenegro, Palaos, Saint Christophe and Nevis, Serbia, Seychelles.

2/ Nationals from other countries are required to obtain a visa from the Embassy of France or the French consulate of their country. This visa must have the required mention “Valid for French Polynesia”..

3/ Foreigners exempted of a visa should contact the direction of Borders Police of French Polynesia. Tel: 689 80 06 20. For more information, click on this link.

Since January 12, 2009, to transit on USA, you must:

  • Be in possession of a round-trip plane ticket (that proves you leave the U.S territory, no matter the airport of entry or departure).
  • Submit an electronic passport except if you have a valid individual machine readable passport and emitted no later than October 25, 2005. Otherwise, obtaining a visa will be required.
  • Complete the ESTA formalities, paying since September 2010, on this site before travelling to receive a travel authorization.

Recommended vaccines when traveling to the islands of Tahiti

There are no immunization certificates or vaccinations required to enter French Polynesia

Polynesian Airport Customs

Upon your arrival in French Polynesia, you will need to declare all goods and pay duties and taxes accordingly.

Are exepmted of taxes, for each adult travelling :

Tobacco : 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars
Alcohols: 4 L of wine or champagne, or 2 L of other alcohols

You must also declare all values of an amount of 10.000 Euros or more.