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French Polynesia Travel Restrictions

12.6 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
23.05% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 22.50% last week
Most visitors from Canada will not be allowed to enter French Polynesia.

French Polynesia border status

Travellers will also need to register on the French Polynesian Electronic Travel Information System (ETIS) and provide the receipt at check-in. Minors travelling with their parents can be included on their ETIS form.

If travelling from France, travellers will also need to produce an international travel certificate to be completed in order to travel to French Polynesia. Further information is available here. Airlines may refuse boarding to anyone who does not produce both proof of a negative result and the self-certified document. If travelling via France, you should also the entry on France. Further details are available on the website of the French High Commission. These entry requirements are subject to change. For further information on the entry restrictions in place for French Overseas Territories, please see the French government’s website before travelling.


Outgoing travel to French PolynesiaTraveling from Canada to French Polynesia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to French Polynesia.
Exceptions

Children under age 11 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 PCR-RT test result.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Canada will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering French Polynesia.
Details and exceptions

All travelers are required to quarantine for 10 days at a designated center or home on arrival in French Polynesia. Travelers should perform a COVID-19 RT-PCR test on the 8th day of quarantine to end quarantine. Travelers are required to self-test the 4th day of their quarantine and have the swabs deposited at the health center closest to them or give them to the steward if they are on a designated site.

Documents
Polynesian Electronic Travel Information System

Within 3 days prior to travel and confirmation must be presented at check-in.

Travel Authorization Form

No later than 6 days before departure to French Polynesia.


Return travelReturning to Canada from French Polynesia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Travelers returning from French Polynesia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Canada.
Exceptions

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors returning from French Polynesia will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.
Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.

Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for French Polynesia

Masks:Required on public transportation.

FAQs

  • Most visitors from Canada can enter French Polynesia but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for 10 days

  • Travelers from from Canada are required to isolate for 10 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travelers coming from Canada will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required on public transportation.

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