Conditions of movements within The Islands of Tahiti from September 20th to october 3, 2021

As part of the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in French Polynesia, the High Commissioner and the President of French Polynesia announced the new measures in place to gradually lift restrictions applicable from Monday, September 20 to Monday, September 27, 2021 :

  • The curfew is still in place from 8 pm to 4 am daily in French Polynesia. The travel authorisation for the curfew is available on the High Commission’s website.
  • The weekend lockdown is maintained for the following Society Islands:  Tahiti, Moorea, Raiatea, Huahine, Tahaa, Bora Bora and Maupiti. It will start at 2pm on Saturday until 4am on Monday. The “weekend lockdown” travel authorisation is available on the website of the High Commission.
  • International tourists on the islands under weekend lockdown orders will be allowed to:
    • travel to and from the airport or the ferry terminal (with the travel authorisation available on the High Commission’s website).
    • enjoy freely their place of lodging as long as they stay within the property. Activities respecting current health measures are allowed within tourist accommodation. Activities in a designated area in the lagoon in front of tourist accommodation (beach, snorkelling, swimming, paddle boarding, etc.) are permitted.
    • leave their accommodation for professional or health reasons or for essential goods purchases (with the travel authorisation available on the High Commission’s website).
  • The lockdown measures do not apply to the Tuamotu Islands, the Gambier Islands, the Austral Islands and the Marquesas Islands.
  • International visitors who have an itinerary that includes a change of accommodation on the same island or in another island can travel (with the travel authorisation available on the High Commission’s website).
  • Tour companies may re-open and are subject to limit their tours to 50% of capacity.
  • Nautical charter and pleasure cruising may resume in the islands and are not subject to travel restrictions and lockdown, with respect for barrier measures.
  • Cruising from Papeete to the islands may resume. Stopovers are forbidden on weekends in the islands subject to the lockdown measures.
  • Concerning domestic transportation, measures remain unchanged.

 

Regarding the new measures limiting movements and activities applicable from Monday, September 27th to october 3  2021 :

  • All the previous measures are maintened.
  • The curfew is still in place from 9 pm to 4 am daily in French Polynesia.

South Pacific Management appoints Eric Zucchi as General Manager

South Pacific Management appoints Eric Zucchi as General Manager of the Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea

South Pacific Management is pleased to announce that Mr Eric Zucchi has been appointed as the new General Manager of the Manava Beach Resort & Spa – Moorea.

Mr Zucchi is already well known to you having managed the two Sofitel hotels in Bora Bora from 2018 to 2020.

He has spent his entire career in the islands, as a Food & Beverage Manager first in Reunion, New Caledonia and in Bora Bora at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort from 2007 to 2010. He then moved back to the Indian Ocean and took over the management of the SO/ Mauritius Resort & Spa MAURITIUS, Lifestyle Brand, ACCOR from 2013 to 2018.

With 20 years of exerience in the hotel industry in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, Mr Zucchi will be an asset to Manava Beach Resort & Spa – Moorea. As Operations Manager and ambassador for the hotel, he will engage his teams to enhance the guest experience.

We want to take this opportunity to fondly thank Christine Chevalaz for her service and commitment. Her work was deeply appreciated during the two years she has spent with the hotel, in difficult times. We wish her the best in her future endeavors.

Ethical charter

1. Our values

These values guide our actions and unite us.

Respect: We value and support all individuals in their professional development. We encourage consultation and participation at all levels. Mutual respect is the basis of harmony between people.

Trust: We are honest and respect our commitments. We promote the personal development of each person and are benevolent. We believe that trust is an essential value for moving forward.

Fairness: We believe in equal opportunity in recruitment and throughout the career. We do our best to ensure the well-being of everyone. We support a work environment where all forms of discrimination and harassment are prohibited.

Responsibility: We are committed to controlling and reducing the impact of our activities on the environment and local communities. We comply with all applicable laws regarding business practices in French Polynesia and respect global human rights standards.

Authenticity: We offer a warm and personalized service, based on Polynesian traditions. We offer a unique experience to our clients, while respecting local customs and populations.

2. Our commitments

We are aware that hotel operations can have negative effects on the environment and local communities if not properly managed. We are therefore committed to implementing a sustainable development policy by meeting EarthCheck requirements.

We are committed to continuous improvement, measured annually by social, societal and environmental performance indicators.

Our social commitment

We are committed to

  • Promoting well-being at work by including participative management and a cafeteria with healthy products and balanced meals.
  • Respecting current legislation in terms of management of working hours, remuneration, training, trade union rights, health and safety.
  • Fight against discrimination, moral and sexual harassment.
  • Guarantee gender diversity and parity as well as equal opportunities, equal treatment and equal pay for equal work. The group does not practice any form of discrimination.
Our societal commitment

We are committed to :

  • Respecting fundamental human rights according to the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the fundamental conventions of the International Labour Organization.
  • Support the development of the local economy by promoting local employment and supporting local associations in their actions within French Polynesia.
  • Encourage education and help the poorest populations through donations and project support.
  • Respect the legislation in force on the protection of personal data and ensure the confidentiality of customer information. We respect the image rights and privacy of each individual within and outside our hotels. We make sure to obtain the permission of individuals before distributing any photos or videos showing them.
  • Reinforce a zero tolerance policy on corruption. Bribery and influence peddling are neither legal nor compatible with our corporate values.
  • Support fair and sustainable trade. We encourage the sourcing of local food products that are environmentally friendly and/or from short supply chains.
Our environmental commitment

We are committed to :

  • Take initiatives in favor of sustainable environmental practices by participating in international environmental movements by educating our teams and customers on sustainable environmental practices.
  • Reducing our water and energy consumption.
  • Fight against food, water and energy waste.
  • Reduce the volume of waste and the use of single-use plastic.
  • Encourage selective sorting
  • Sensitize and encourage our customers to respect the environment
  • Protect the lagoon and the surrounding nature
  • Encourage the maintenance and development of marine species in the lagoon

The Islands of Tahiti’s borders remain open – restrictions

  • The Islands of Tahiti’s borders are still open and commercial flights will continue to operate. As such tourists are welcome to travel to our islands as long as they comply with the existing entry protocol and the new measures in place in some areas of the territory. For the moment the flight programmes of international and domestic airlines remain unchanged.
  • Regarding the new measures limiting movements and activities applicable from Monday, August 23 to Sunday, September 19, 2021 :
    • International Tourists in the Society Islands between Monday, August 23 and Sunday September 19, 2021, may :
      • travel to and from the airport or the ferry terminal (with the travel authorisation available on the High Commission’s website).
      • enjoy freely their place of lodging as long as they stay within the property. Activities respecting current health measures are allowedwithin tourist accommodation. Activities in a designated area in the lagoon in front of tourist accommodation (beach, snorkelling, swimming, paddle boarding, etc.) are permitted.
      • leave their accommodation for professional or health reasons or for essential goods purchases (with the travel authorisation available on the High Commission’s website).
    • These measures are also applicable in the island of Rurutu, in theGambier Islands and in Fakarava, Rangiroa, Tikehau, Manihi, Mataiva, Ahe, Makatea, Apataki, Kaukura, Kauehi, Aratika, Raraka, Niau, Katiu, Taenga, Takume, Raroia, Tepoto Nord, Takapoto, Arutua, Makemo, Napuka, Takaroa ,Tureia, Rimatara & Hao only during the weekend, from Friday 8 pm to  Monday 4 am. The travel authorisation for the weekends is available on the High Commission’s website. These measures are not in place during the week.
    • These measures do not apply to the other islands of the Tuamotu and Autrals nor to the Marquesas Islands.
    • International visitors who have an itinerary that includes a change of accommodation on the same island or in another island can travel (with thetravel authorisation available on the High Commission’s website).
  • Regarding domestic travel from Tahiti or Moorea to other islands:
    • As a reminder,  international visitors aged 12 or over who are fully vaccinated can travel from Tahiti or Moorea to other islands, as long as they can provide a proof of vaccination to the carrier.
    • Unvaccinated minors aged 12 or over traveling with a vaccinated adult : They will be required to provide a negative test result – antigen or auto test result performed under the supervision of a health professional within 48 hours of departure or RT-PCR test performed within 72 hours of departure. This test can be performed at the Tahiti airport, at the ILM open from 3 pm to 8 pm at the cost of 1 500 XPF. This test can also be performed in a pharmacy (costs vary).
    • Visitors traveling between two islands of French Polynesia and who are transiting through Tahiti or Moorea without leaving the airport are not affected by these measures.
    • International visitors under 12 years old travelling with a vaccinated adult can travel freely from Tahiti or Moorea to other islands  (no vaccination proof, no compelling reasons and no negative test to be provided).
  • As a reminder, from Monday, August 23 to Sunday September 19, 2021 :
    • Cruises are suspended in French Polynesia.
    • A curfew from 8 pm to 4 am is in place in French Polynesia. The travel authorisation for the curfew is available on the High Commission’s website.

An FAQ will be sent on Monday, August 23rd.

 

Reminder: Entry and Stay conditions in The Islands of Tahiti as of August 11th 2021

The entry and stay conditions in The Islands of Tahiti have been updated with  the following changes :

  • Simplification of ETIS.pf platform for VACCINATED TRAVELLERS :
    For all vaccinated travellers, the health request on Etis.pf including the upload of proof of vaccination is no longer required.
    It should be noted, however, that checks of proof of vaccination and tests required will continue to be carried out upon departure and upon arrival.
  • RT-PCR self-test upon arrival :
    In view of the extremely low number of tourists found to be positive upon arrival (2 per 1000 passengers), the traveller screening process is modified as follows as of Thursday August 12th:
    – All travellers must undergo an RT-PCR self-test upon arrival, regardless of their vaccination status.
    – A self-test kit with instructions will be given to them upon disembarking. The test can be performed  under the supervision of a health professional in a dedicaded area at the airport from 5am and 10am. Outside of these opening hours, travelers can leave their test at their hotel reception in Tahiti and Moorea or directly in one of the drop-off locations.
    – The other provisions of the entry protocol remain unchanged.

Reminder:

  • VACCINATED TRAVELERS:
    • Travelers having stayed at least 15 days in a French territory (except Guyana) or in the United Kingdom or in a country of the green-zone (including USA and Canada), prior to departure to French Polynesia.
    • No more compelling reason to be justified to travel to Tahiti,
    • Deadlines to be respected between full anti-COVID 19 vaccination and departure:
      • 7 days for Pfizer, Moderna and Astrazeneca vaccines
      • 28 days for the Janssen vaccine
  • TRAVELERS:
    • Are included in this category :
      • Unvaccinated travelers
      • Travelers immune by previous COVID-19 infection
      • Travelers having stayed less than 15 days in a French territory (except Guyana), or in the United Kingdom or in a country of the green-zone (including USA and Canada), prior to departure to French Polynesia.
    • Compelling reason for travel still applicable (Health, Family, Work)
    • Tourism is not a compelling reason for travel
    • A 10-day quarantine is still applicable
  • UNVACCINATED CHILDREN:
    • Traveling with a parent or legal guardian who is :
      • vaccinated : no quarantine – 2 self-tests – (distributed upon arrival) to be done at D+4 and D+8 and to be deposited at their hotel or in a dedicated health centre
      • unvaccinated : Compulsory 10-day quarantine in TAHITI ONLY + 2 RT-PCR tests at D+4 and D+8 at the Louis Malardé InstituteTAHITI
    • Traveling alone (UM) :
      • Compulsory 10-day quarantine together with the legal guardian representative in TAHITI ONLY + 2 RT-PCR tests at D+4 and D+8 at the Louis Malardé Institute TAHITI

Reinforced restrictions in The Islands of Tahiti

As part of the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in French Polynesia, the High Commissioner and the President of French Polynesia announced during the speech of Friday August 20 their speech of Friday August 20th their decision to reinforce the current restrictions as of Monday August 23rd:

  • TRAVEL AND ACTIVITES RESTRICTIONS IN THE SOCIETY ISLANDS ONLY
    • As of Monday August 23 until Monday September 6 2021, travel will be restricted to compealing reasons only (work, family, health and essential goods purchase). These measures may be renewed depending on the evolution of the sanitary situation.
    • The borders of The Islands of Tahiti remain open and commercial flights can continue to operate. Tourists who are already in our islands can continue their trip, as long as they comply with the restrictions in place.
    • Are allowed:
      • Travel within tourist accommodations. Activities in hotels remain accessible to clients beach /pool / lagoon, as long as the authorized areas have been delimited).
      • Travel to and from the airport or ferry terminal remains authorized (curfew and lockdown certificates are available on the High Commission website).
    • Visitors who have an itinerary that implies a change of accommodation can travel and take the domestic flight on which they are booked.

These reinforced travel restrictions do not apply to the other Islands.

  • ALL CRUISES ARE SUSPENDED throughout French Polynesia
  • THE CURFEW is modified to 8pm to 4am throughout French Polynesia 

Find the updated Entry and Stay conditions  les conditions  hereafter and on the website: www.TahitiTourisme.com/coronavirus. Please note that they are subject to modifications.

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Update Entry and Stay conditions and Health restrictions applicable in The Islands of Tahiti as of August 11th 2021

The entry and stay conditions in The Islands of Tahiti have been updated with  the following changes :

  • Simplification of ETIS.pf platform for VACCINATED TRAVELLERS :
    For all vaccinated travellers, the health request on Etis.pf including the upload of proof of vaccination is no longer required.
    It should be noted, however, that checks of proof of vaccination and tests required will continue to be carried out upon departure and upon arrival.
  • RT-PCR self-test upon arrival :
    In view of the extremely low number of tourists found to be positive upon arrival (2 per 1000 passengers), the traveller screening process is modified as follows as of Thursday August 12th:
    – All travellers must undergo an RT-PCR self-test upon arrival, regardless of their vaccination status.
    – A self-test kit with instructions will be given to them upon disembarking. The test can be performed  under the supervision of a health professional in a dedicaded area at the airport from 5am and 10am. Outside of these opening hours, travelers can leave their test at their hotel reception in Tahiti and Moorea or directly in one of the drop-off locations.
    – The other provisions of the entry protocol remain unchanged.

Reminder:

  • VACCINATED TRAVELERS:
    • Travelers having stayed at least 15 days in a French territory (except Guyana) or in the United Kingdom or in a country of the green-zone (including USA and Canada), prior to departure to French Polynesia.
    • No more compelling reason to be justified to travel to Tahiti,
    • Deadlines to be respected between full anti-COVID 19 vaccination and departure:
      • 7 days for Pfizer, Moderna and Astrazeneca vaccines
      • 28 days for the Janssen vaccine
  • TRAVELERS:
    • Are included in this category :
      • Unvaccinated travelers
      • Travelers immune by previous COVID-19 infection
      • Travelers having stayed less than 15 days in a French territory (except Guyana), or in the United Kingdom or in a country of the green-zone (including USA and Canada), prior to departure to French Polynesia.
    • Compelling reason for travel still applicable (Health, Family, Work)
    • Tourism is not a compelling reason for travel
    • A 10-day quarantine is still applicable
  • UNVACCINATED CHILDREN:
    • Traveling with a parent or legal guardian who is :
      • vaccinated : no quarantine – 2 self-tests – (distributed upon arrival) to be done at D+4 and D+8 and to be deposited at their hotel or in a dedicated health centre
      • unvaccinated : Compulsory 10-day quarantine in TAHITI ONLY + 2 RT-PCR tests at D+4 and D+8 at the Louis Malardé InstituteTAHITI
    • Traveling alone (UM) :
      • Compulsory 10-day quarantine together with the legal guardian representative in TAHITI ONLY + 2 RT-PCR tests at D+4 and D+8 at the Louis Malardé Institute TAHITI

 

Health restrictions applicable in The Islands of Tahiti as of August 11th, 2021

  • Restrictions applicable in French Polynesia :
    In addition to the current restrictions, the High-Commissioner and the President of the Government announced on wednesday August 11 the main new measures and restrictions to control the health situation in French Polynesia as follows:
    – Ban on sportive and cultural events ;
    – Curfew from 9pm to 4am starting Wednesday 11 August at midnight ;
    – Lockdown on Sunday for Tahiti and Moorea (travel to and from the Airport or the Ferry Terminal are allowed)
    –  Upcoming: proof of vaccination or a negative test will be required to travel to the islands.

 

Find the updated Entry and Stay conditions  les conditions  hereafter and on the website: www.TahitiTourisme.com/coronavirus. Please note that they are subject to modifications.

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Update Entry and Stay conditions in The Islands of Tahiti as of July 21st 2021

The entry and stay conditions in The Islands of Tahiti have been updated with  the following changes :

  • FOR VACCINATED TRAVELERS:
    • Vaccinated tavelers from the United Kingdom are still allowed to travel in The Islands of Tahiti 
    • Deadline to be respected between full anti-COVID 19 vaccination and departure :
      • 7 days (vs 14 days) for Pfizer, Moderna and Astrazeneca vaccines
      • is maintained to 28 days for the Janssen vaccine

Reminder:

  • VACCINATED TRAVELERS:
    • Travelers having stayed at least 15 days in a French territory (except Guyana) or in the United Kingdom or in a country of the green-zone (including USA and Canada), prior to departure to French Polynesia.
    • No more compelling reason to be justified to travel to Tahiti,
    • Deadlines to be respected between full anti-COVID 19 vaccination and departure:
      • 7 days for Pfizer, Moderna and Astrazeneca vaccines
      • 28 days for the Janssen vaccine
  • TRAVELERS:
    • Are included in this category :
      • Unvaccinated travelers
      • Travelers immune by previous COVID-19 infection
      • Travelers having stayed less than 15 days in a French territory (except Guyana), or in the United Kingdom or in a country of the green-zone (including USA and Canada), prior to departure to French Polynesia.
    • Compelling reason for travel still applicable (Health, Family, Work)
    • Tourism is not a compelling reason for travel
    • A 10-day quarantine is still applicable
  • UNVACCINATED CHILDREN:
    • Traveling with a parent or legal guardian who is :
      • vaccinated : no quarantine – 2 self-tests – (distributed upon arrival) to be done at D+4 and D+8 and to be deposited at their hotel or in a dedicated health centre
      • unvaccinated : Compulsory 10-day quarantine in TAHITI ONLY + 2 RT-PCR tests at D+4 and D+8 at the Louis Malardé InstituteTAHITI
    • Traveling alone (UM) :
      • Compulsory 10-day quarantine together with the legal guardian representative in TAHITI ONLY + 2 RT-PCR tests at D+4 and D+8 at the Louis Malardé Institute TAHITI

Find the updated Entry and Stay conditions  les conditions  hereafter and on the website: www.TahitiTourisme.com/coronavirus. Please note that they are subject to modifications.

 

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Health Surveillance Fee Effective July 20, 2021

As indicated in a previous press release, all passengers will be subject to a fee upon arrival to cover part of the costs associated with Covid 19 health measures. This fee covers the processing of administrative and sanitary requests, Etis procedures, arrival tests and tracing of passengers disembarking in French Polynesia.

As of July 20, 2021, upon obtaining your Etis receipt, travelers will be required to pay a flat fee. The amount of the fee will be tiered according to the type of traveler :

     Vaccinated traveler 5 000 xpf

  • Vaccinated person 6 years and older
  • Non-vaccinated children between 6 and 18 years old accompanying a vaccinated parent or legal guardian

    Non-vaccinated traveler 12,000 xpf

  • Unvaccinated person 6 years and older

 

Exemption

  • People under 6 years old
  • Student residing in French Polynesia – with supporting documents
  • Person returning from medical evacuation – with supporting documents
  • Accompanying person returning from a medical evacuation – with supporting documents
  • Flight attendants and health professionals, residing in French Polynesia, travelling for their professional activity with a stopover outside of Tahiti less than or equal to 7 days.

 

Travelers will have to pay this fee online, when they apply on the www.etis.pf platform.

Please note that travelers who have already completed their ETIS application and obtained their receipt will not have to do so again and are exempt from this payment.

You can find the updated entry and stay conditions on the website : www.TahitiTourisme.com/coronavirus. Please note that they are subject to modifications.

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Antigenic tests now accepted for all travelers before their departure to French Polynesia

The entry and stay conditions in The Islands of Tahiti have been updated with the addition of the possibility to perform an antigenic test allowing the detection the “N” protein of the SARS-CoV-2, performed less than 48 hours before the flight to French Polynesia, for all travelers from any country.

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Find the updated protocol published on the website: www.TahitiTourisme.com/coronavirus and may change in the coming weeks.

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Entry and Stay conditions in The Islands of Tahiti as of June 16th 2021

The entry and stay conditions in The Islands of Tahiti have been updated with the integration of Canada and the United States in the green zone, which implies the following changes in the definition of the two traveler profiles:

  • VACCINATED TRAVELERS:
    • Travelers having stayed at least 15 days in a French territory (except Guyana) or in the United Kingdom or in a country of the green-zone (including USA and Canada), prior to departure to French Polynesia.
    • No more compelling reason to be justified to travel to Tahiti,
    • Deadlines to be respected between full anti-COVID 19 vaccination and departure:
      • 14 days for Pfizer, Moderna and Astrazeneca vaccines
      • 28 days for the Janssen vaccine

 

  • OTHER TRAVELERS:
    • Are included in this category :
      • Unvaccinated travelers
      • Travelers immune by previous COVID-19 infection
      • Travelers having stayed less than 15 days in a French territory (except Guyana), or in the United Kingdom or in a country of the green-zone (including USA and Canada), prior to departure to French Polynesia.
    • Compelling reason for travel still applicable (Health, Family, Work)
    • Tourism is not a compelling reason for travel
    • A 10-day quarantine is still applicable

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Find the updated protocol published on the website: www.TahitiTourisme.com/coronavirus and may change in the coming weeks.

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Information for travelers returning to the United States from French Polynesia

To help speed up testing at the Tahiti Faa’a airport’s Covid center, passengers returning to the United States can now pre-register and pay for their test two days before departure.

This will allow passengers to skip administrative formalities and access the airport testing center upon arrival via a priority line.

Following the previous information note sent on June 2nd, 2021, the notice has been updated: ILM (Laboratory) requests also information regarding the return flight (date and flight number). This information will allow them to make sure all departing passengers are registered for testing on the right day at the airport testing center.

More details on the document below:

Notice preenregistrement juin 2021

Find the updated protocol published on the website: www.TahitiTourisme.com/coronavirus and may change in the coming weeks.

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