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French Polynesia Travel Restrictions

54.53% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 54.18% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter French Polynesia.
Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter French Polynesia with a negative COVID-19 test result.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from French Polynesia for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


French Polynesia entry details and exceptions

Travelers who are fully vaccinated and travelers with compelling reasons are exempted from this restriction.


Outgoing travel to French PolynesiaTravelling from New Zealand to French Polynesia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to French Polynesia.

Details and exceptions

Unvaccinated travelers are required to take a COVID-19 antigen test on days 1, 4, and 8 on arrival, at their own expense.

Testing requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 12.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering French Polynesia.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Fully vaccinated travellers will all have to quarantine for 10 days in Tahiti, whatever the results of their on arrival test is. Children over 6 years of age who are unvaccinated, not immune, or tested positive to COVID-19 are subject to quarantine which will be imposed on the entire family.

Travelers under the age of 6, travelers who are fully vaccinated, and travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 are exempted from this requirement.

Documents
Travel Registration Form

Travelers including citizens and residents arriving by air are required to register on the Polynesian Electronic Travel Information System (ETIS) no later than 6 days prior to travel and confirmation must be presented at check-in. Minors traveling with their parents can be included in their ETIS form. Travelers aged 11 years and over accompanying a vaccinated adult are exempt from declaring an overriding reason.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from French Polynesia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from French Polynesia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from French Polynesia will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for French Polynesia

Masks:Required on public transportation.

FAQs

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter French Polynesia with a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter French Polynesia.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter French Polynesia with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter French Polynesia.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departure.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine. Unvaccinated travellers from New Zealand are required to isolate for 10 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in French Polynesia is required on public transportation.

  • Restaurants in French Polynesia are closed. Bars in French Polynesia are closed.