The Islands of Tahiti drops all restrictions for New Zealand travellers

September 20, 2022 in Experience

In some happy Friday news, we’re so excited to announce that the long-awaited return to normal is finally here! Since August 1, 2022, The Islands of Tahiti are open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers, with no restrictions!

  • Travellers no longer have to complete any health formality before their arrival inThe Islands of Tahiti and the presentation of the health pass/proof of full vaccination schedule is no longer required, whatever the country or area of origin;
  • The compelling reason is no longer required;
  • Travellers are no longer required to present a certificate of non-contamination and a commitment to perform an antigenic test or a biological examination upon arrival on the national territory (tests are no longer required);
  • Unvaccinated travellers are no longer required to perform tests to travel to French Polynesia.
  • Travellers to French Polynesia with a stopover or transit in the United States must however comply with the entry requirements of the U.S. authorities.
  • Transit passengers in New Zealand do not require proof of vaccination, however, travellers who stay in New Zealand on their way to French Polynesia, must comply with the entry requirements of the NZ authorities.

Please note entry requirements may change. We recommend checking regularly the website to see the latest requirements:


With 118 equally as beautiful islands to choose from, there’s an abundance of accommodation options from luxurious overwater bungalows, guesthouses run by locals, catamarans and boutique cruise lines, and even private islands. Travellers visiting the islands can feel confident in choosing the destination for their next trip, knowing that they can truly relax amid pristine beaches, intimate and secluded bungalows, and feel as isolated as Robinson Crusoe.


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About Tahiti Tourisme:

Tahiti Tourisme is the DMO (Destination Marketing Organization) for the country of French Polynesia, more commonly known as The Islands of Tahiti. Comprising 118 breathtaking islands, and the original home of the overwater bungalow, The Islands of Tahiti is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most beautiful and desirable holiday destinations.

Tahiti Tourisme oversees all marketing, advertising, public relations, promotions, events and travel trade programs globally. With the primary mission of increasing visitor arrivals to The Islands of Tahiti, this economic interest group is composed of a local team working with 12 representative offices worldwide to reach 18 international markets.

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