Adoption of French Polynesia & United States Entry Protocols
Air Tahiti Nui has adopted the new Entry Protocols for both French Polynesia and the United States of America. For the convenience of our clients and fellow travelers, Venture Tahiti has provided a detailed overview of the new Entry Requirements for each country in our COVID-19 Travel Resources section. As a passenger on Air Tahiti Nui, you will be required to adhere to these new protocols, which include mandatory COVID-19 tests prior to each flight. We encourage you to read and become familiar with the following summaries, as well as the corresponding source materials.
Please Note: As of August 5, 2022, the government of French Polynesia announced a Complete Easing of COVID Entry Conditions for Tahiti and her Islands.
For Travelers from the United States, here are the highlights:
Travelers are no longer required to complete any health forms prior to arrival.
Travelers will no longer need to provide vaccination status information or documentation (vaccination is not required). Venture Tahiti still encourages all clients to travel with any documentation recommended by their own state and local authorities, if applicable.
COVID-19 testing is no longer required, regardless of vaccination status.
For Non-US Travelers with a Stopover or Transit in the United States:
All travelers with a transit or stopover in the United States should refer to Tahiti Tourisme for current requirements and must still comply with all US entry requirements.
Enhanced Sanitation Measures
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Air Tahiti Nui has implemented an array of enhanced sanitation measures to better ensure the health, safety and peace-of-mind of their passengers. You can view a quick video outlining these new protocols in our "Air Tahiti Nui | Enhanced Sanitation Measures" post. We encourage you to view the quick video.
In summary, select new measures include:
Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfection - Not only have they enhanced procedures before and after each flight, but they have also increased the level and frequency of disinfection of bathrooms and common areas during each flight.
High-Performance Air Filtration - The 787 Dreamliner filtration blocks 99.995% of bacteria and viruses in the cabin.
Simplified and More Hygienic On-Board Services - This includes combining the aperitif and meal services, serving meals with a single tray per passenger, limiting interactions with flight attendants and discontinuing in-flight magazines, paper menus and duty free services.
Personal Health Kit - Air Tahiti Nui will provide you with a health kit including masks and extra disinfectant upon boarding the aircraft.
Contactless Check-In Counters - These have specifically been designed to limit risk of contact and spread of COVID-19
Temporarily Restricted Lounge Access - Until further notice, the Air Tahiti Nui Lounges in Los Angeles and Papeete have been temporarily closed.
You can read more about the requirements of French Polynesia and the United States in the Venture Tahiti "COVID-19 Entry Requirements" articles for Tahiti and the US referenced above. You can find more information about the new IATA standards through this link.
The summary information above is provided by Venture Tahiti as a convenience to its clients and fellow travelers. It is the responsibility of the traveler to read, understand and comply with the new guidelines for travel to and from French Polynesia, we encourage you to read the source information found on Tahiti Tourisme's website and Air Tahiti Nui's website prior to travel. Also, prior to any international travel, we always recommend visiting the State Department travel website for travel safety information and the Centers for Disease Control website for medical and health information.
Please don't hesitate to contact us or set up an Advisory Session with one of our Tahiti Specialists, if you would like more guidance from our experts. We are always happy to help.
The information above is a summary of the current entry requirements when visiting French Polynesia. It has been compiled by our Venture Tahiti Specialists as a courtesy to clients and travelers and is accurate as of the date above. As this is summary data as of a specific date and time, and guidance has been changing frequently, it should not be relied on or treated as a substitute for specific advice, regulations or guidance provided by Tahiti Tourisme or the Government of French Polynesia.
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