Tahiti and Bora Bora are Open to Travellers Again

Tourists from any country worldwide can enjoy a vacation on the islands without any isolation period
The overwater resorts of Tahiti are already quite good at distancing
The overwater resorts of Tahiti are already quite good at distancing

The islands of Tahiti are now open to tourists across the world. And unlike most popular destinations that have re-opened to tourists, a quarantine period is not mandatory.

Tahit had a small number of COVID cases during the spring months. However, the measures to curb the spread were quite effective, and it has been declared as COVID-free.

Earlier, the islands had banned all international and domestic passenger flights, except the special territorial continuity flights linking Tahiti and Paris. That's because they comprise French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France made up of five archipelagoes in the south-central Pacific Ocean. The capital, Papeete, is on Tahiti, French Polynesia&rsquos largest island..

There are however, a set of health and safety procedures travellers must follow. They will have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours of their international departure, and only PCR tests are accepted. Visitors must also carry proof of travel insurance and of a pre-booked accommodation. They must complete an entry form before boarding and must be ready to accept any random on-the-spot test on arrival at Tahiti&rsquos Faa&rsquoa International Airport.

Travellers will be given a self-test kit to be used on the fourth day of arrival. Wearing a mask during the in-bound flight and at public places during their stay is mandatory.

Should any traveller test positive during their stay, they will be taken to Tahiti for treatment and observation by local health authorities

French Polynesia has several top-notch resorts at secluded islands perfect for social distancing. After the pandemic, hospitality centres have completely redesigned their functioning to ensure guest safety, and have declared their readiness to host tourists from around the globe.

One of the most popular island stays, the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora (located on a private reef islet) is already getting booking enquiries. Accessible only by a boat or helicopter, this private island's newly-enhanced overwater bungalows and beachfront estates have natural barriers to crowds. Similarly, the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is also practising physical distancing by setting up digital contactless communication throughout their overwater villas and spas.

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