Tetiaroa, February 3, 2021:

French Polynesia travel restrictions and extended closure of The Brando

In accordance with the recent announcement by French Prime Minister Mr Castex regarding the closure of all French borders, as a response to the increased threat of the new strains of Covid-19 in metropolitan and overseas French territories, French Polynesia will be closed to international tourists starting Feburary 3, 2021, for an initial period of two months (until March 31, 2021).

The only exception to this mandate will require a strict compelling reason (health, professional, family, return home). As per yesterday’s official announcement by French Polynesia’s President Mr. Fritch, travelers will undergo a reinforced sanitary process upon arrival, including a compulsory 14-day quarantine in dedicated isolation centers, at their own charge. Naturally, we expect a disturbed domestic and international flights schedules, given the situation.

Extended temporary closure of The Brando until March 31st, 2021 
The Brando resort is currently undergoing its annual closure for maintenance, with a reopening date originally planned on February 12th, 2021.
As a consequence of the new travel restrictions, the resort will remain closed until March 31st, 2021, and will reopen on April 1st, 2021. This estimated date remains subject to change, depending on the evolution of the borders regulations and policies.
Several functions will remain active at the resort to ensure a quick and efficient reopening of our property when the time comes.

Modification and cancellation policy 
All stays initially scheduled for February and March 2021 may be postponed, at no charge, within 12 months of the original stay dates (stays postponed to higher rates seasons will require a price adjustment).
Alternatively, stays initially scheduled for February and March 2021 are eligible for reimbursement though the scheduled reimbursement period follows EU laws and allows the resort 12 months (from the bookings’ dates of stay) to be executed. For example, requesting a refund for a booking from February 15 – 20, 2021 could result in receiving the refund in February 2022, according to EU laws.

Our reservation service remains open and available by phone (+689 40 866 366) and by email (reservation@thebrando.com).

We invite all guests and partners to keep informed about the situation in French Polynesia through these official channels:

We deeply regret this situation and would like to renew our sincere gratitude for your ongoing support. We are looking forward to welcoming our guests again as soon as possible on Tetiaroa Private Island.


Silvio Bion
General Manager