COVID-19 – 2021-08-20 French Polynesia Travel Update

UPDATE 2021 OCT 2021

Bora Bora Photo & Video is a “certified Tahiti Tourism Safety Ambassadors”

Tahiti Tourism Safety Ambassador


Reinforced restrictions in The Islands of Tahiti

As part of the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in French Polynesia, the High Commissioner and the President of French Polynesia announced during the speech of Friday August 20 their speech of Friday August 20th their decision to reinforce the current restrictions as of Monday August 23rd:

    • As of Monday August 23 until Monday September 6 2021, travel will be restricted to compealing reasons only (work, family, health and essential goods purchase). These measures may be renewed depending on the evolution of the sanitary situation.
    • The borders of The Islands of Tahiti remain open and commercial flights can continue to operate. Tourists who are already in our islands can continue their trip, as long as they comply with the restrictions in place.
    • Are allowed:
      • Travel within tourist accommodations. Activities in hotels remain accessible to clients beach /pool / lagoon, as long as the authorized areas have been delimited).
      • Travel to and from the airport or ferry terminal remains authorized (curfew and lockdown certificates are available on the High Commission website).
    • Visitors who have an itinerary that implies a change of accommodation can travel and take the domestic flight on which they are booked.

These reinforced travel restrictions do not apply to the other Islands.

  • ALL CRUISES ARE SUSPENDED throughout French Polynesia
  • THE CURFEW is modified to 8pm to 4am throughout French Polynesia 

Further precisions regarding these measures will be given in another communication tomorrow.

  • If you are a non-resident visitor,
    • Call +689 40 50 57 70 (Tahiti Tourisme)
    • Hours: from 8 am to 4 pm during the day 7/7 days.
    • By email : [email protected]
  • If you are a local tourism professional,
    • Call +689 40 47 62 32 – Hours: Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm (Service du Tourisme)
    • Call +689 87 21 06 69 – Saturday and Sunday hours from 8 am to 12 pm
    • By email :
  • For information on international flights, please contact you international airline company.
  • For information about your accommodation, please contact your establishment.

French Polynesia – Reopen to Travelers on May 1st 2021.

While French Polynesia announced it will reopen to travelers on May 1st, the entry requirements are quite extensive, best if for you to get acquainted with them on the official Tahiti Tourism web site

Keep in mind that you should also check the entry requirements into the US for your return.

French Polynesia – Border closing update – 2021.02.03

Many of you that had bookings with us for a photo-shoot have reached out regarding rumors of French Polynesia closing its border again to tourism – It is sadly true, it became effective February 3rd and it is not known for exactly how long – All hotels in Bora Bora are closing, some announced they will reopen early April based on best case government decision – It could be longer, Bonnie and I are remaining positive, we might take this as an opportunity to spend time in the US with my children. We feel very badly for all of you who had planned and re-planned this long awaited trip to French Polynesia. We certainly hope to meet you one day! let’s all stay positive!

You can find the latest information regarding this decision on the link below.

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Bora Bora Photo & Video COVID-19 protocol

Covid-19 - Photo-shoot protocol

As we are slowly resuming photo-shoots & meeting clients at various resorts in Bora Bora, we thought it was important to let you know the personal measures we have in place during your photography session.

We are certain that seeing us wearing a mask will make you smile, that is great!

  • We will wash our hands frequently prior to being on a resort property as well as during the photo session.
  • Even prior Covid-19, we already had the habit of cleaning our gear regularly.
  • We will wear our masks during the entire photo session and while at the resort.
  • Should you wish for us to shoot indoor at your Room, we will avoid physical contact with any objects in the room.
  • We will maintain social distancing during our photo session, we will favor more powerful zoom lenses to allow us to shoot closeups from a greater distance when required.
  • Working as a couple photographer will have its advantage – Bonnie is a great coach, she often helped our clients look the best in their closing making adjustments or arranging dresses when it was required required. Today, we will avoid physical contact and instead let you know if any details need to be addressed.  We will also insure to demonstrate the scenes / postures from a safe distance.  We will be there for you so no worries?
  • Being in Bora Bora, most of your shooting will take place outdoor and thus making it easier to maintain the safe distancing recommended protocols.
We are very sorry we won’t be able to shake hands or give you a hug but our hearts are with you!