ARRIVAL BY COMMERCIAL FLIGHT
Dogs and cats must travel by freight in French Polynesia. Exemptions for cabin travel may be granted by the Biosecurity Department only in the case of assistance dogs for disabled people or for transport by private aircraft.
Please note, certain dog breeds are considered to belong to category 1 according to Decree No. 1927 HC of 04/09/2009 (regulations specific to French Polynesia), and are therefore prohibited from importing into French Polynesia.
Please also note that certain breeds of “snub nose” dog may be refused carriage in the hold by airlines, and it is strongly advised to see the conditions of the latter before any importation.
We invite you to read the import protocol in detail, where all the information you need to import your animal can be found. For any other question, we invite you to contact us by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ARRIVAL BY BOAT
Dogs or cats accompanying their owner aboard pleasure boats (sailboats, yacht, cruise ship) must present in all respects the same sanitary conditions provided for in decree n ° 738 CM of May 15, 2013 as amended as for any import of ‘a dog or a cat in French Polynesia.
It is compulsory to declare the animals on board the vessel at the latest when entering French Polynesian waters, using the declaration form n ° 211A which must be returned completed and signed by e-mail to:
– email@example.com in the event of arrival in the Marquesas Islands at the first place
– firstname.lastname@example.org in case of arrival on the other archipelagos in the first place
Please note, certain dog breeds are considered to belong to category 1 according to Decree No. 1927 HC of 12/22/2009 (regulations specific to French Polynesia), and are therefore prohibited from importing into French Polynesia.
An inspection by the official veterinarian of the Biosecurity Department will be organized as soon as possible on board the boat at anchor or in a port on the Island of Tahiti.
This visit will lead to the issuance of a quarantine of the animal on board; or a pass authorizing the animal to disembark.
If the user is prevented from going to the island of Tahiti upon arrival, please contact the Biosecurity Department by phone: (+689) 40.540.100 or by e-mail: animal.impex@biosecurite. gov.pf as soon as possible.
WITHOUT PASS ISSUED BY THE BIOSECURITY DEPARTMENT, THE ANIMAL IS MANDATORY KEPT ON BOARD IT CANNOT DISEMBARK UNDER ANY PRETEXT, INCLUDING FOR MEDICAL REASON.
Any offender found to be in violation is liable to a fine of 450,000 F CFP in application of article LP 58 of the country’s law n ° 2013-12 of May 6, 2013.
ARRIVAL BY PRIVATE AIRCRAFT
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The term Certified Assistance Dog does not include Emotional Assistance Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Comfort Dogs, and Psychiatric Assistance Dogs (or dogs of the same description), which do not qualify as dogs of assistance. ‘service dogs’ assistance to certified disabled people defined above.
All requests must be accompanied by the following documents:
a) A medical certificate or any other official document attesting to the owner’s disability;
b) A certificate attesting to the quality of the service dog issued by a training establishment approved by the country (ies) of origin of the dog. Assistance dogs for people with disabilities are allowed to pass through the lounges at international airports specifically reserved for this purpose.
They are not subject to the obligation to be transported exclusively as manifested freight specific to any animal introduced or imported into French Polynesia.
Cats are not concerned by cabin transport and must be transported exclusively as manifested freight