Gradual reopening of borders from May 1, 2021

Entry and stay conditions in The Islands of Tahiti


One week after the announcement of the gradual reopening of The Islands of Tahiti to international travelers on May 1st, the new entry and stay protocols are now available. These protocols take into account vaccinated travelers and those who are immunized in order to continue managing the health situation in The Islands of Tahiti and to protect its population as well as its visitors.

These new protocols are applicable to :

  • travelers coming from the United States ;
  • travelers from France and other countries who are restricted to the three compelling reasons (health, family, work).

Travelers departing to The Islands of Tahiti in May will be able to register on from Saturday April 24th only.


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.