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Bubble Please: The Islands Of Tahiti Reopen To Tourists From 1 May 2021

The Islands of Tahiti will be reopening borders to tourism on May 1 and has obtained the international certification “Safe Travels by WTTC”.

The Islands of Tahiti will be reopening borders to tourism on May 1 and has obtained the international certification “Safe Travels by WTTC”.

That utopian island vacay you’ve been dreaming about is one step closer to reality after the President of French Polynesia, Mr Edouard Fritch, announced The Islands of Tahiti will reopen to tourists starting May 1.

The announcement comes after Mr Edouard Fritch travelled to Paris to meet several members of the French government and President Mr Emmanuel Macron to discuss the pandemic situation, the vaccination campaign and new entry formalities.

The islands have fewer than 20 new COVID-19 cases per week and vaccinations are now open to all adults in French Polynesia.

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The President of French Polynesia, Mr Edouard Fritch said, “We are going to put in place a protocol at the entry of our borders using virological testing, serological testing, vaccine and ETIS (Electronic Travel Information System).

More details of this protocol are expected very soon.

French Polynesia has also obtained the international certification “Safe Travels by WTTC”.

This 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 recognise the country’s efforts in the implementation of health security measures in accordance with the global “Safe Travels by WTTC” protocols.

Nicole Bouteau, the Minister of Tourism said “this recognition of our efforts by a global organisation 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.”

Reconnect with The Islands of Tahiti

Located in the Pacific Ocean, the 118 Islands of Tahiti are a mythical destination that conjures up visions of an idyllic island paradise that, once you visit, you’ll discover that your imagination isn’t too off the mark.

Boasting pinch-yourself-these-are-real beaches and resorts, plus unique culture, an array or wildlife and more water-based activities than you can count, The Islands of Tahiti offer an immersive experience for mind, body and soul.

Please Australia, can we have a Tahiti travel bubble ASAP?