Resumption of Air Tahiti Nui commercial flights

Air Tahiti Nui is pleased to announce the official resumption of its commercial flights after the last territorial continuity flight departing from Paris-CDG, scheduled on July 2, 2020.
First and foremost, Air Tahiti Nui and its teams wish to thank the customers and partners who supported us during this difficult time and who are waiting to be able to get back to their loved ones, restart their activities and welcome travelers to our islands again.
This resumption will be gradual and will be subject to several conditions relating to health measures, to the reopening of some borders and to travel demands, which will inevitably be affected by this crisis.

Papeete – Paris – Papeete route:

Conditions of entry to the United States being still uncertain, the flights Papeete Paris Papeete scheduled will finally be operated via Vancouver instead of Los Angeles throughout the month of July.
– Flights from Papeete are scheduled on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 23.50 p.m. local time, transit via Vancouver.
– Flights from Paris-CDG are scheduled on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 12.05 p.m. local time, transit via Vancouver.

From July 13, there will be an additional frequency on Tuesday for Papeete Paris route and on Monday for Paris Papeete route, bringing the number of frequencies to 5 flights per week.

Travelers must obtain an electronic travel authorization (AVE) to be able to transit to Vancouver (YVR). The authorization request must be made at the earliest before departure. To apply for ETA, click here.

Papeete – Los Angeles – Papeete route:

From July 14, Air Tahiti Nui will operate 3 to 4 flights per week to and from Los Angeles.

Papeete – Auckland – Papeete route:

To date, the flights scheduled on July on this route are cancelled. The reopening of this route is subject to the agreement of the New Zealand government. Air Tahiti Nui invites you to regularly consult its website in order to learn about the latest news.
Papeete – Tokyo – Papeete route:

To date, the flights scheduled on July, August and September on this route are cancelled. Air Tahiti Nui and its partners are examining a possible resumption of flights after this date.

For a more focused schedule on flights to and from our US hub, Los Angeles (LAXPPT; PPTLAX; LAXCDG; CDGLAX), please visiting the following webpage:

Entry requirements in French Polynesia

In these global epidemic circumstances, each country is adopting measures aimed at protecting its residents and its visitors. Please make sure to stay informed and to regularly inquire about the entry and return requirements for each of the countries you will visit.

Entering French Polynesia:

The current regulations as established by the government of French Polynesia, for every traveler:

  • Carry out a COVID-19 test (RT-PCR) within 72 hours (3 days) before the departure of the flight or provide a COVID-19 immunity certificate.
  • Fill in an information sheet on your itinerary, your sworn statement about respecting barrier gestures and reporting to the authorities of any symptom of COVID19 that may occur during your stay (cough, fever, difficulty to breathe, loss of taste, loss of smell). 
  • Subject yourself to the randomized test which may be imposed by the health authorities of French Polynesia during your stay.
  • Have travel insurance covering Covid-19 expenses or sign a declaration to personally assume all expenses related to cost of care including hospitalization, confinement, or repatriation, should the visitor fall ill during their stay

Here is a link to the exact entry requirements on the site of Tahiti Tourisme:

In the event of a positive COVID-19 test, and therefore the customers being unable to complete their journey, Air Tahiti Nui will allow a free change of date or full refund.

The company will deny boarding to passengers with a valid reservation and ticket if they do not comply with the applicable health rules imposed.

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