Announced April 7, 2021, the French Polynesian islands will again welcome tourists starting May 1.
Tahiti reopening official announcement
In an April 7, 2021 press conference, President of French Polynesia Edouard Fritch announced the May 1 reopening date.
The announcement comes after President Fritch met with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss the conditions of the pandemic in French Polynesia.
The islands have fewer than 20 new Covid cases per week and vaccinations are now open to all adults in French Polynesia.
A man is vaccinated against the novel coronavirus Covid-19 in Papeete, French Polynesia, on January … [+] 12, 2021. (Photo by Suliane FAVENNEC / AFP) (Photo by SULIANE FAVENNEC/AFP via Getty Images)
Covid border requirements
Details of French Polynesia’s border control measures to protect its citizens and travelers from Covid will be announced shortly.
President Fritch said April 7, “We are going to put in place a protocol at the entry of our borders using virological testing, serological testing, vaccine and [an] ETIS (Electronic Travel Information System)…