Covid-19 testing information for travelers returning from the islands of tahiti 

The Islands of Tahiti Testing Locations

With the list of nations requiring negative COVID-19 tests to be taken prior to departure continuing to expand, government agencies within French Polynesia including The Louis Malardé Institute, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Tourism, are currently working together to find solutions to meet this growing demand.

Please review the list of current options for travelers that are required to take a test prior to departure.

Locations in Tahiti

  • Louis Malardé Institute (ILM) in Papeete

Address: COVID FARE at the crossroad between rue des Poilus Tahitiens and of rue du 5 mars 1797, Papeete
Hours: Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The traveler must present himself at the Institute 72 hours before departure with his Airline ticket. The traveler will be provided with an ID and access code to download their results from the institute website.

The cost for an RT-PCR test is 17,100 xpf per person.
The cost for an antigenic test is 5,700 xpf per person.*

  • Nahoata’s Laboratory in Pirae

Address: Crossroad between avenue Pomare and rue Tuterai tane, Pirae
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Closed on Sundays

It is recommended to make an appointment as early as possible by phone at 40 54 33 33. For samples taken before 2pm, the results are available the same afternoon and accessible remotely via a secure server. Each patient will be given an identifier to download their results.

The cost for an RT-PCR test is 16 074 xpf per person.
Antigenic tests are not available.

  • Tamanu’s Laboratory, Tamanu Shopping Center in Punaauia

Address: Centre commercial Tamanu, 1st floor
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Closed on Sundays.

It is recommended to make an appointment as early as possible by phone at 40 42 94 00. For samples taken before 2pm, the results are available the same afternoon and accessible remotely via a secure server. Each patient will be given an identifier to download their results.

The cost for an RT-PCR test is 16 074 xpf per person.
Antigenic tests are not available.

Locations in Moorea

  • The Moorea Laboratory,

Address: PK 3.5 Mountain-side in Tiaia, Maherepa
Hours: Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Closed on Sundays

It is recommended to make an appointment as early as possible by phone at 40 55 05 85. The results are available the same afternoon and accessible remotely via a secure server. Each patient will be given an identifier to download their results.

The cost for an RT-PCR test is 16 074 xpf per person.
Antigenic tests are not available.

 * The traveller should check with the health authorities of the country of destination what type of test is required but an RT-PCR test will cover all requirements.