FRENCH POLYNESIA Where to take your RT-PCR COVID-19 Test before travelling to countries requiring negative results of the test.

Several countries require travelers to present a negative result of a RT-PCR, or other viral, test for SARS-CoV-2 performed within 3 days before their international flight: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, New Zealand, Spain, Canada and the United States, and probably soon Japan, prior to entering the country.

The Louis Malardé Institute, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Tourism are currently working together to find solutions to meet this growing demand.

The current options for testing in The Islands of Tahiti are:

Locations on the main island of Tahiti:

• Louis Malardé Institute (ILM) at the COVID Fare in Papeete

The traveler must take a test 72 hours [is it 72 hours or 3 days…as if it’s 72 hours, the operating hours would not work.] before the departure time listed on their airline ticket.

The traveler will be provided with an ID and access code to download a certificate with their results.

The cost is 17,000 xpf per person. Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

• Nahoata's laboratory in Pirae, Avenue Ariipaea Pomare

Make an appointment by phone at 40 54 33 33.

The results are available the same day and accessible remotely via a secure server.

Each patient will be given an identifier to download their results on any compatible digital medium.

The cost is is 20,007 xpf per person. Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Closed on Sundays

• Tamanu's laboratory, Tamanu shopping center in Punaauia

Make an appointment by phone at 40 42 94 00.

The results are available the same day and accessible remotely via a secure server. Each patient will be given an identifier to download their results on any compatible digital medium.

The cost is 20,007 xpf per person.

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Closed on Sundays

Location on Moorea

• The Moorea Laboratory, PK 3.5 Mountain-side in Tiaia,

Make an appointment by phone at 40 55 05 85.

The results are available the same day and accessible remotely via a secure server. Each patient will be given an identifier to download their results on any compatible digital medium.

The cost is 20,007 xpf per person. Hours: Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Closed on Sundays

Other Islands We are working with a service provider to organize a collection network for additional islands (sampling, transmission to the Lab Institute, obtaining the results and payment) and will provide details as available.