French Polynesia travel restrictions
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All passengers arriving on an international flight will be required to self-quarantine at home or in other housing accommodation on the island of Tahiti for 14 days. Travel to other islands will be granted only after the 14-day period.
COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.
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French Polynesia has suspended entry of non-resident travelers to French Polynesia. All passengers arriving on an international flight will be required to self-quarantine at home or in other housing accommodation on that island for 14 days. Travel to other islands will be granted only after the 14-day period.
Travelers to French Polynesia are required to present a health certificate, dated within five days of departure, certifying that the traveler is free of infection prior to boarding a flight to French Polynesia. Passengers are required to fill out a health questionnaire while on the flight to French Polynesia. On the form, travelers are required to clearly list the location on Tahiti where they will spend the 14-day self-isolation. French Polynesia has temporarily banned cruise ships from arriving in the territory.
Relaxation of restrictions:
The French Government outlined new measures on 16 March 2020 to stem the spread of coronavirus, which also apply to the French Overseas Territories. This included confining people to their homes except for outings for specific purposes effective from midday 17 March 2020. The local Prefecture website will have details of any further local restriction.
To travel around in or transit through a French Overseas Territory, you must complete an Attestation de déplacement dérogatoire [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage] to certify your reason for travel. You can carry a physical copy or an electronic version of this “attestation” (declaration). This declaration should be completed before starting your journey. More information is available on the Ministry of Interior website [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage].
French Polynesia As of July 15, 2020, French Polynesia will no longer require a quarantine upon arrival for visitors, which was a major deterrent for visiting. Instead French Polynesia will require testing before travel, and will randomly test visitors during their stay:
Visitors will need to take a PCR test no more than 72 hours before departure to French Polynesia; the test results will have to be shown at check-in, and you’ll only be able to travel if the result is negative
Travelers who tested positive for COVID-19 more than three weeks prior to the departure and who have an immunity certificate proving recovery are exempt from these requirements
While there will be no testing on arrival, four days after arrival the Ministry of Health and Prevention of French Polynesia will randomly test a panel of travelers during their stay
Other restrictions French Polynesia imposes on visitors
In addition to the PCR testing, there are some other things you can expect if visiting French Polynesia:
International travel insurance is required for every non-resident visitor (credit card coverage would qualify)
Visitors will have to sign a statement of commitment to follow sanitary measures and self-diagnosis of symptoms
Visitors will have to fill in an information form regarding their stay, including itinerary, accommodation, and more
French Polynesia 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter French Polynesia. – This does not apply to passengers who reside in French Polynesia. 2. A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to Immigration upon arrival or when transiting French Polynesia. The certificate must be obtained before departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr. 3. Passengers must go through a medical examination upon arrival and are subject to quarantine for a period of 14 days. – This does not apply to healthcare professionals related to Coronavirus (Covid-19). – This does not apply to airline crew. 4. Airline crew for repatriation flights are subject to a medical control and will complete a declaration on honour stating they will have to respect the sanitary measures requirements of self-isolation for 14 days. – This does not apply if they are in transit and stay in the aircraft. – This does not apply if they are authorized to go back on their company flight in case there is layover for one day or one night.
Non-residents are denied entry until further notice. All passengers arriving in or transiting via French Polynesia are required to present an International Travel Certificate obtained from the French consular office before departure. Travellers coming from mainland France are required to be tested negative for COVID-19 before departing for French Polynesia. Arriving passengers from international flights will be subject to a 14-day self quarantine at their residence. Following the suspension of flights by Air Tahiti Nui until further notice, as well as other suspension by Air France, French Bee, Air New Zealand and United Airlines, commercial air routes out of Tahiti will not be viable until suspensions are lifted. All travellers who have been in Cambodia, mainland China, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Iran, Italy (Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions), Japan, Macao (SAR China), Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand or Vietnam must have a medical certificate.
The medical certificate must be dated from a maximum five days prior to their arrival and must describe the passenger’s health condition.
Relaxation of restrictions:
Lockdown measures have been lifted, although a ban on the sale of alcohol from Friday to Sunday remains in force. Domestic flights have resumed. Inter-island travel is banned except for journeys between Tahiti and Moorea. Ferry passengers between Tahiti and Moorea must show they are using the ferry either for work, health issues or an urgent family matter.
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