There is excellent news for those who love Tahiti and French Polynesia. Since May 29th French Polynesia has been free from COVID-19 cases. On Monday, the government announced that the country will reopen its international boundaries for tourism starting July 15th, 2020.
“Quarantine measures will be completely lifted and French Polynesia’s borders will re-open to international tourism from all countries,” officials said.
What guidelines do travellers need to follow?
There is a list of measures which involves the following:
- Mandatory COVID-19 (RT-PCR) test 72 hours before the departure to French Polynesia
- Mandatory international travel insurance for every non-resident visitor traveling to French Polynesia (example; coverage provided by some credit cards used to cover the stay).
- Travelers need to sign a certificate of honor according to which they have to follow the social distancing measures and inform any symptoms of they arise during their stay.
- Visitors need to arrive with proof of accommodation
- It is compulsory for everyone to wear a mask in public space.
- Accept to potentially being randomly selected for an on-the-spot test.
- Travelers need to provide a medical certificate
- Also, passengers need to follow the International Air Transport Authority in-flight safety/health rules.
Although less number of travelers visit the nation every year, 75 percent of the country’s GDP comes from tourism. The economy of French Polynesia will benefit from the influx of tourists.
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