Covid-19 Testing for Entry to French Polynesia

All travelers (except Covid-19 testing, children 10 and under exempt) will be subject to the following mandatory conditions in regards to the RT-PCR  or Antigen test required for entry.

 

If having an RT-PCR test 3 days prior to departure these conditions apply:

RT-PCR Covid-19 test, if elected, must be a molecular SARS-CoV-2 genome detection for Covid-19 by Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed by a qualified professional.

The document with the results of this test must clearly state:

  • A negative result
  • Test type being RT-PCR
  • Date test taken
  • Name of individual/passenger
  • The medical document must be issued by a Doctor, Hospital or Medical Clinic and must be presented to airline staff upon check-in prior to boarding the flight to French Polynesia.

 

These are normally performed via nasopharyngeal swab and they detect the genetic information of the virus, the RNA, and show a positive result only if the virus is present and someone is actively infected. RT-PCR tests are used to detect the presence of the body’s immune response. By detecting viral RNA, which will be present in the body before antibodies form or symptoms of the disease are present, these tests can tell whether or not someone has the virus very early on. RT-PCR tests have an extremely high degree of reliability.

 

If having an Antigen test 2 days prior to departure these conditions apply:

  • Proof of a negative Antigen Covid-19 test (TESTING FOR THE “N” PROTEIN OF THE SARS COVID-19) carried out within two days days prior to their Air Tahiti Nui international air departure (e.g. if the flight departs on a Tuesday at 11:55 PM, the passenger needs to take the test the no earlier than the preceding Sunday).
  • The receipt document must state:
    • Date test taken
    • Name of individual/passenger
    • The medical document must be issued by a Doctor, Hospital or Medical Clinic and must be presented to airline staff upon check-in prior to boarding the flight to French Polynesia

 

 

If you are in Southern California a RT-PCR nasal swab test may be obtained from several different providers including:

 

Reliant Urgent Care at Lax Airport Area, www.ReliantCOVIDtesting.com

This location is open 24/7 : Telephone 310-215-6000

5901 West Century Blvd

Los Angeles, Ca 90042

The cost for Air Tahiti Nui passengers for a 48-hour test return is $149 and for a “Rush” 24 hour return is $195.

Antigen tests provide faster results, normally within one hour and the cost is generally under $75.

 

Clarity MV at LAX Airport terminal 6 - providing Antigen tests.

Open daily from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, please visit the Clarity website for information: https://claritymv.com/

Antigen tests from $80.

 

https://www.goodlifemedicalservices.com/air-tahiti-nui

8713 Beverly Blvd

West Hollywood, CA 90048

The cost for an expedited 24 hour turn-around time is $225 with insurance and $270 without insurance. When booking the test please use code “AT010” and indicate in the referral box, “Air Tahiti Nui”.  Please note that the test may not be taken earlier than three days prior to departure.

 

Please note that Antibody, Self-Testing, Home Testing or Rapid Tests of any kind (other than the accepted Antigen Test that allows for the detection of the “N” protein), including rapid RT-PCR tests such as the Abbott ID NOW are not accepted by the Health Authorities of French Polynesia and aircraft boarding will be denied.

List of RT-PCR test (list of approved and non-approved tests)