The President of French Polynesia, Mr. Edouard Fritch traveled to Paris to meet several members of the French government and President Mr. Emmanuel Macron.

The following subjects have been discussed in particular:

  • the COVID-19 pandemic in French Polynesia has clearly improved and is under control with less than 20 new cases per week, thanks to the protective measures enforced;
  • the vaccination campaign is accelerating in The Islands of Tahiti where vaccination against COVID-19 is now open to all;
  • new entry formalities taking into account vaccinated people and immunized travelers are being finalized.
  • the degraded economic and social context of our islands, which are heavily dependent on tourism, has of course been widely debated.

Back in Tahiti, the President of French Polynesia made the official announcement during a press conference on Wednesday April 7, that The Islands of Tahiti will reopen to tourism as of May 1.

Regarding entry conditions, he said, “We are going to put in place a protocol at the entry of our borders using virological testing, serological testing, vaccine and ETIS (Electronic Travel Information System). We will explain this protocol in detail with the High Commissioner in the coming days”.

We will of course keep you informed of this protocol as soon as it becomes official.

COVID-19 Testing information for travelers returning from The Islands of Tahiti

With the list of nations requiring negative COVID-19 tests to be taken prior to departure continuing to expand. The list of current options for travelers that are required to take a test prior to departure : CLICK HERE

For more information on the conditions of entry to French Polynesia, visit Tahiti Tourism website:

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