Synthesis of the texts that are currently valid
1 - Your boat was in Fr. Polynesia on or before 03/21:
You are allowed to stay where you are but not to move, no island hopping, no movement in the lagoon or between bays, unless approval was given by the DPAM (Maritime Affairs);
From April 19th you and until May 12th, 2020, pleasure boating is allowed within 2 miles of your island. Ni inter-island is allowed unless approved by DPAM. No passage between Taihiti and Moorea is allowed.
2 - Your have arrived in French Polynesia after 03/21:
Authorities say you should go to Papeete, but you may request a dispensation from the DPAM.
You can stop elsewhere for health/provisioning/getting on a plane to Papeete with DPAM’s approval.
- Official form: https://www.service-public.pf/dpam/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/2020/03/FICHE-DEROGATON-NAVIRE-PLAISANCE-v2-.pdf
- Totally translated form: https://voiliers.asso.pf/?p=3846Yachts
3 - You have not yet left your port of origin:
Fr. Polynesia has closed its territorial waters. Do not leave port. Most Pacific Island nations are closed to visitors. Please stay put!
4 - You are under way to French Polynesia:
Alert the DPAM (Maritime Affairs) or the Port control in Tahiti 48h before landfall. You are only allowed to go to land if your last stopover dates back more than 14 days.
Port Control: VHF 12 or SSB 2638 KHz, phone:(+689) 22.214.171.124 - emergency line (+689) 126.96.36.199).
The form to fill and send to DPAM AND Port Control is here: https://voiliers.asso.pf/?p=3849
5 - You have decided to sail on and leave Fr. Polynesia:
A technical stop is allowed in Tahiti to refuel and re-provision. The DPAM and Port Control in Papeete must be advised (contact above) about the ETA and which marina you plan to go to.
Marina Taina : firstname.lastname@example.org
Marina de Papeete : email@example.com
For Your Information : on the 27th or March there is PLENTY of berths in the downtown marina of Papeete.
You may now go out
Curfew still prohibits movement from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
This is valid from April 19th you and until May 12th, 2020
We will endeavor to keep this file up to date.