We are excited to welcome you back to The Moorings Marina in Tahiti!

Please view Tahiti's latest travel requirements in response to covid-19 below. The Moorings will continue to monitor these updates to keep our guests informed of these changes.

We would also advise that you contact your airline for the most up to date information around entry requirements and re-entry to your home country.

While the Islands of Tahiti are opening their borders for international travelers, certain Policies and Procedures will need to be followed when entering the country, before and during your stay there. Please bookmark this page as travel updates are frequently announced.

Before You Go



All travelers (whatever their vaccination status) to French Polynesia, are required to present before boarding:

  • an RT-PCR test less taken than 72 hours
  • an antigen test less than 48 hours 


All travelers with a transit or stopover in the United States are still required to perform an antigen test (or RT-PCR) within 24 hours prior to departure.

  • Wearing a mask will no longer be mandatory in places open to the public, in establishments or for practicing activities. Wearing a mask will still be required in public transport (airplanes, buses, boats), in airports and ferry terminals, as well as in health care facilities.

All Travelers:

  • Must do a Covid-19 PCR test or antigen test performed less than 24 hours prior to departure
  • As the French Polynesia Ministry of Health strongly recommends choosing a RT-PCR test, which is more sensitive to the detection of covid-19, please note the three following scenarios:

    CASE 1: Presentation of a RT-PCR taken within the previous 24 hours, which is negative before boarding (recommended option)

    CASE 2: If it is not possible to perform a RT-PCR test within 24 hours then it is advised that travellers present proof of a negative antigen test taken within the previous 24 hours coupled with a RT-PCR test taken within the previous 2 days.

    CASE 3: If it is not possible to perform a RT-PCR test within 2 days, then travellers may present a negative test result from an antigen test taken within the previous 24 hours. However, in this case, a RT-PCR test will be carried out on arrival at the expense of the traveler (price to be confirmed) from January 10, 2022.
  • Pending the results of this test, it is requested that travelers strictly respect barrier gestures and avoid any non-essential contact.
  • Travel insurance is mandatory for anyone traveling to French Polynesia who is not a French citizen and is not affiliated with French social security, with whom Polynesia has agreements.
  • Submit your full guest list in advance of travel to us via the manage my booking link 

Fully Vaccinated Travelers:

  • Traveling for tourism is now permitted for all vaccinated visitors 
  • All Travelers aged 12 years and older will require a negative RT-PCR or antigen test to be taken less than 24 hours prior to departure to French Polynesia

Partially or Unvaccinated Travelers: 

  • Relaxation of the declaration of the compelling reason: Travelers aged 12 years and older who are not vaccinated or whose vaccination schedule is incomplete are still subject to compelling family, professional or health reasons, but controls will be carried out by the carriers.
Therefore, the travellers concerned should :
  • Download, print and complete the declaration of compelling reason (available on the website of the High Commission) accompanied by proof of the reason.
  • Present these documents at check-in on the day of departure to the airline, which will be responsible for checking them and determining the validity of the reason given
  • 7-day self-isolation: For travelers with a compelling reason to French Polynesia, it is recommended to follow a 7-day self-isolation.
  • Must provide proof of a negative PCR test within 24 hours of travel

Travelers with proven Immunity: 

  • Must take a serology test that shows they are positive for antibodies (taken between 15 and 30 days prior to arrival)
  • Must provide proof of a negative PCR test within 24 hours of travel

 Antigenic Test at Departure From Tahiti

  • For passengers departing to the United States requiring a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding, the test center at the Faa’a international airport will be reopened on May 1st.
  • A this stage, the center will open on days when flights to the US are scheduled from noon until 6:30 PM.

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When You Arrive

All Travelers:

  • On arrival in Tahiti, all travelers are subject to additional tests carried out by the authorities.The results are sent within a maximum of 72 hours by email. These results may be demanded at any time by the local authorities. Failure to present may result in a sanction or a fine.

Fully Vaccinated Travelers:

  • Must take a self administered antigenic test on arrival

Partially or Unvaccinated Travelers (Including unvaccinated children over the age of 6): 

  • Must take a self administered antigenic test on arrival
  • Must quarantine for 10 days on the island
  • Must take a PCR test on Day 4 and Day 8 during quarantine

Travelers with proven Immunity: 

  • Must take a self administered antigenic test on arrival
  • Must take a virological test on day 4

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During Your Charter

  • Before departing from the base, the head charter guest must sign a document that explains the steps to follow should there be a suspected case of COVID-19 onboard. This document must be kept in the chart table
  • For bareboat charters, please bring with you a copy of the skipper’s passport and sailing licence
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 during your charter, please get in touch with your insurance provider for advice. You would quarantine on the yacht until the end of your charter. If you still test positive at the end of your charter, you will need to finish your quarantine in a hotel. 
  • We are dedicated to giving you peace of mind when you charter with us. Our industry-leading safety measures include the fogging and disinfecting of all yachts before each charter begins.



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COVID-19 Testing Centers in Tahiti

Children 6 and older traveling with fully vaccinated parents:

  • Self-tests will be provided upon arrival at Papeete International Airport (PPT). The base will give you instructions on where to drop off your test kits. There are drop-off locations on each of the islands you will explore on charter.
  • Antigenic test can be done at the ILM test center at the airport or in Papeete or list of pharmarcies: https://fr.calameo.com/read/0034615034dc8a22a371b
  • Antigen testing can be obtained at any of the drug stores.