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Travel Ban to French Polynesia and Rapatriation

Faced with the intensity of the health crisis we are currently experiencing, the authorities of French Polynesia have decided to suspend access to the territory for all non-residents of French Polynesia.

The repatriation of all non-resident travelers currently staying in French Polynesia will begin immediately. All non-resident travelers are asked to take all necessary measures to organise their departure from the territory as soon as possible.

In regards to the domestic flights operated by Air Tahiti, for all non-resident travelers the following arrangements are implemented: Non-resident travelers won’t be able to travel between Tahiti and outer islands, and fly inter-Island. Only domestic return flights to Tahiti will be allowed.

The authorities have ramped up their action after it was just announced two days ago that all passengers arriving from an international flight into French Polynesia must comply with the obligation of self-isolation at home or in any accommodation on the island of Tahiti for a period of 14 days from the day of arrival at Tahiti-Faa'a airport.

The health control form given on board by the airline company on every flight to French Polynesia must be filled out by every passengers and airline crewThe completed survey must be handed, and an information leaflet will be given in return upon arrival. The place of self-isolation at home or in any accommodation on the island of Tahiti must clearly appear on the form.

Anyone who contravenes these measures will be subject to sanctions and forced quarantine under supervision will be imposed for a fortnight.

As a reminder, the Polynesian government and the high commission have suspended the entry of cruise ships into Polynesian waters until April 11th 2020.


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