Tahitian authorities have axed testing requirements for fully-vaccinated travellers arriving into the islands from Auckland, in response to improving health conditions.
If you’re dreaming of an escape to Tahiti’s 118 equally as beautiful islands, with its array of luxurious or local accommodation options, nature-based activities and adrenaline-inducing experiences, you’ll be pleased to hear that RAT and PCR testing have now been scrapped for vaccinated travellers coming from Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Noumea and Auckland.
As the most usual route for Australians is via Auckland, this means a trip to the dreamy destination has now become much easier.
From 18 May, state and local authorities further eased the requirements for entry into French Polynesia.
VACCINATED TRAVELLERS: Tests are no longer required
- Individuals with a completed vaccination schedule are now exempt from the requirement to
take an antigen or RT-PCR test prior to arrival.
- When the traveller is over 18 years old, in order for the vaccination schedule to be
recognised as complete beyond 9 months, he must have received an additional dose (booster).
UNVACCINATED TRAVELLERS: Tests are maintained and the declaration of compelling reasons is no longer required (except in the orange zone)
- Unvaccinated travellers over 12 years of age coming from a country classified in green or
orange zone and going to French Polynesia will have to perform an RT-PCR test less than 72
hours or an antigen test in less than 48 hours prior to departure.
- The declaration of compelling reasons will be removed for travellers aged 12 years and older who are unvaccinated or who have an incomplete vaccination schedule.
- Minors under 12 years of age are also exempt from declaring a compelling reason and from
testing under French regulations.
- Unvaccinated travellers travelling between French Polynesia and countries classified
in the orange zone (in both directions) are still subject to a declaration of compelling
reasons controlled by the airline company upon boarding.
On departure from French Polynesia, travellers must comply with their country’s entry restrictions and be tested in some cases.
For more information visit www.TahitiTourisme.com/coronavirus
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