Our COVID-19 Policies and Precautions
Working Without Borders is all about creating a safe space where small groups of families can experience inspiring workations together in a secure and responsible way. As we each do our part, we co-create a healthy, fun adventure for all.
We decided to offer coworking trips in French Polynesia after a comprehensive on-the-ground assessment of the territory’s COVID-19 case numbers (low), vaccination program (robust), and availability of top-notch healthcare facilities (high). Since then we have been monitoring the situation closely.
Recently, Tahiti and her islands have experienced a spike in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant. Working Without Borders will only proceed with trips provided that infection rates substantially decline.
French Polynesia’s rules for COVID-19
As of June 9th, the conditions of entry and stay in The Islands of Tahiti are as follows:
- Vaccinated travellers are NOT subject to quarantine.
- Unvaccinated children traveling with a vaccinated parent or legal guardian are NOT subject to quarantine.
Here’s what all this means for participants in our upcoming coworking RETREATS in Tahiti:
Travelers need to fulfill French Polynesia’s entry requirements, which differ for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.
Travelers aged 11+ will need to pass a RT-PCR test before departing their home country. This is true for all travelers, vaccinated or not, even with serology test results showing the presence of antibodies.
Upon arrival at Tahiti’s international airport, each traveler aged 6+ will be given an RT-PCR self-test kit with instructions. The test can be performed under the supervision of a health professional in a dedicated area at the airport from 5am to 10am. Outside of these hours, travelers must take their test on the day of their arrival and leave it at their hotel reception in Tahiti.
The Working Without Borders team and local hosts are trained to operate in accordance with French Polynesia’s protocols and will coordinate with parents to implement them within the group.
All travelers are required to bring masks and wear them on vehicles and wherever physical distancing of at least six feet (two metres) is not possible. Hand-sanitizer will be provided, and is required, each time you board a vehicle.
Trip participants will enjoy frequently cleaned coworking spaces and accommodations. The InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa adheres to strong health measures in accordance with the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local health authorities. For details, please visit https://tahiti.intercontinental.com/enhanced-sanitation
We will only arrange, or recommend, eating experiences where good hygiene is maintained and physical distancing can be practiced. The Welcome and Farewell Dinners are planned for open-air rooms and “al fresco” locations. If the French Polynesian limit of 6 people maximum per table remains in effect, we will operate accordingly. We want you to feel comfortable and safe as you savour every last bite.
For additional peace of mind, we conduct our operations in accordance with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travels protocols for tour operators.
As we’ve all learned during the past year, sometimes plans change. So please understand these policies may change at any time due to the unpredictable situation. There is also the possibility that French Polynesia’s entry requirements may change in ways that are not yet reflected on this page, so make sure to check the Tahiti Tourisme link above for the most up-to-date information.