Gradual reopening of borders from May 1, 2021

The President of French Polynesia, Mr. Edouard Fritch, and the High Commissioner of the Republic in French Polynesia, Mr Dominique Sorin, confirmed the reopening of The Islands of Tahiti to tourism on May 1st during a press conference today.

This reopening will be first extended to the countries identified with “limited epidemic risk” and for the time being, only the United States is concerned.

Travel from “countries with high epidemic risk” will remain restricted to the three compelling reasons (health, family, work) for the time being. . The health situation in France and in Europe does not allow an opening at this stage; it will be necessary to verify the effects of their confinement that needs to be lifted by the national authorities before allowing the access to these markets.

This gradual reopening will be accompanied by a new travelers health protocol that will take into account vaccinated travelers and those who are immunized in order to continue controlling the health situation in The Islands Of Tahiti and to protect its population as well as its visitors. These new entry formalities will be published on the website:  shortly.

French Polynesia obtains the international certification “Safe Travels by WTTC”

“Safe Travels by WTTC” is the world’s first global health and safety label for travel and tourism, designed specifically to deal with COVID-19 and other similar health situations.

After reviewing the protocols and awareness actions deployed by French Polynesia, Mrs. Gloria GUEVARA, President and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), declared that she was delighted to recognize the country’s efforts in the implementation of health security measures in accordance with the global “Safe Travels by WTTC” protocols.

For the CEO of Tahiti Tourisme, Jean-Marc MOCELLIN, “this is an additional asset for the destination, which has distinguished itself with its avant-garde health protocol; it also allows us to promote our tourism providers who have been totally involved in this process from the start of this crisis. ”

For the Minister of Tourism, Nicole BOUTEAU, “this recognition of our efforts by a global organization reassures our partners and visitors; Moreover, the UNWTO also wishes to share the presentation of French Polynesia within its network in order to inspire other destinations.