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French Polynesia eases entry requirements

It just got easier to travel to the Islands of Tahiti, with entry requirements being eased. 


State and local authorities decided to ease the conditions of entry into French Polynesia as of today “due to the favourable development of the health situation”, Tahiti Tourisme reported. 

From today, all travellers to French Polynesia are no longer required to:

Register on the ETIS platform 

Complete a self-test upon arrival at Tahiti Faa'a Airport 

Complete additional self-tests 


It will still be mandatory to perform an antigen test (or RT-PCR) within 24 hours before departure to French Polynesia from Metropolitan France or abroad for all persons over 12 years old. A strict control will be carried out by the carriers. 



Travellers arriving in French Polynesia who have registered on the ETIS platform and have paid their health surveillance fee, may apply to "Service du Tourisme" to request reimbursement. This request can be made by email ([email protected]) or by post (Service du Tourisme BP 4527- 98713 Papeete TAHITI French Polynesia).


Travellers requesting a refund are requested to attach their receipted invoice (downloadable from the "manage my file" tab or from the ETIS claim receipt email) and the flight information provided by the traveller's airline (or travel agency) to the claim.


Entry requirements for travellers arriving by sea are suspended (sanitary protocols including either quarantine or negative test prior to landing). However, they must provide the Maritime Declaration of Health (MHD) prior to arrival in the country.


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Published: 28 March 2022

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