The situation on the Islands of Tahiti is getting better day by day, with the population lucky to have only 58 cases with no casualties up to now. As a consequence, the government has recently decided to give more freedom to its local population, but the access to the territory for non-residents is still suspended.
However, Tahiti Tourisme is working everyday with the local authorities and the superyacht professionals to find ways to welcome all superyachts to its beautiful destination as soon as possible, and we will make sure to continue to give you up to date information.
Lightened Lockdown in French Polynesia
In accordance with the measures in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 in French Polynesia, the authorities have declared a lightened lockdown from April 29 and for a period of 14 days, until May 13.
Access to the territory for all non-residents of French Polynesia is still suspended (since March 18, 2020), until further notice.
Retailers will be able to open, whilst ensuring barrier gestures are respected; restaurants and food trucks will also be able to reopen.
Beaches will also be open whilst respecting social distancing, even on the seaside with individual leisure, sports and nautical activities allowed.
The reopening of administrations will be gradual, prioritising teleworking where possible. However bars, discotheques, cinemas and sports clubs will remain closed, and collective trainings are still prohibited as well as gatherings in public. Private meetings with the extended family or friends gatherings are strongly discouraged.
Maritime and air travel between the islands is still prohibited in order to ensure active surveillance and control of the epidemic. However, access is possible between Tahiti and Moorea.
The curfew is maintained but will be shifted from 9pm to 5am.
Detailed information is available on Tahiti Tourisme's website and updated according to the evolution of the virus.
Tahiti Comes to You
The Islands of Tahiti welcome you to explore the islands through their virtual series, which brings you stories of life in its island paradise. Discover local food, learn Polynesian dance or go for a virtual dive. Welcoming people is also in its DNA, so keep smiling until they can welcome you again as demonstrated in this video.
Dive in Polynesian Waters
It’s only natural that the sea around these islands is both figuratively and literally a clear blue heaven on earth. The warm waters that surround The Islands of Tahiti teem with life from flirty clown fish to ever-present sharks to awe-inspiring humpback whales.
Discover the marine life of The Islands of Tahiti here.
Practicing ‘Ori Tahiti
Polynesian dance remains a powerful, potent artform, especially when accompanied by the harmonic voices of the Polynesians, the thunder of traditional drums and plaintive song of conch shells.
Learn more about the Polynesian culture here.