COVID-19 :Measures taken by the government in French Polynesia
Papeete, March 20th, 2020
National lockdown from this Friday, March 20, 2020, from midnight
Faced with the evolution and urgency of the health situation, the High Commissioner of the Republic and the President of French Polynesia have decided to reduce contact and travel to the whole territory to their strictest minimum, from this Friday March 20, midnight, for a minimum period of fifteen days.
From Saturday, all events in the public area and in the private sphere are prohibited. Outdoor gatherings, family or friendly gatherings will be prohibited. Concretely, you must stay at home and absolutely limit your trips outside. Consequently, travel is prohibited except in the following cases and if you have a certificate valid for each trip (available on the website of the High Commission or can be copied on free paper) only for:
Consult a health professional or go to the hospital
Serious family reasons (assistance to vulnerable people or childcare)
Individual physical activities (except nautical activities which are all prohibited) with a radius of 2 kilometers from your home
Travel ban to French Polynesia and rapatriation for all non-resident travelers
This measure is effective immediately (as at Wednesday March 18, 2020 French Polynesian time) until further notice.
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.
Minitry of Health & Prevention of French Polynesia