Last updates : February 19, 2021
Air Tahiti Nui maintains its commercial flights
Above all, Air Tahiti Nui and all of its teams would like to thank its customers and partners for their support during this difficult period.
The resumption of our flights is essential for the Polynesian economy and for our families to get back together. Nevertheless, Air Tahiti Nui is aware of the importance of preserving Polynesia from the COVID-19 epidemic. Your well-being and safety are therefore more than ever at the heart of our priorities. We are working with the health authorities, the airports and our suppliers in order to respect these commitments throughout your trip.
Air Tahiti Nui provides an update on its flight schedule for February and March 2021.
Air Tahiti Nui informs its customers that since February 3, 2021 and until further notice, travel to French Polynesia is strictly limited. Its flight schedule for the month of February 2021 is as follows:
For the month of February 2021, Air Tahiti Nui's flight schedule is adapted as follows:
Route Papeete - Paris :
- Flight TN68 Papeete - Paris on Friday, February 12 is maintained.
- Flight TN68 Papeete - Paris on Tuesday, February 16 is cancelled. Passengers scheduled on these flights are invited to anticipate their departure or postpone it to the following flights.
- Flight TN68 Papeete - Paris on Friday, February 19 is maintained.
- Flight TN68 Papeete - Paris on Friday, February 26 is maintained.
Route Paris - Papeete :
- Flight TN67 Paris - Papeete on Sunday, February 14 is cancelled.
- Flight TN67 Paris - Papeete on Thursday, February 18 is maintained.
- Flight TN67 Paris - Papeete on Sunday, February 21 is cancelled.
- Flight TN67 Paris - Papeete on Thursday, February 25 is maintained.
- Flight TN67 Paris - Papeete on Sunday, February 28 is cancelled.
For the month of March 2021, Air Tahiti Nui's flight schedule is adapted as follows:
The flights scheduled from Papeete to Paris are as follows:
- TN68 Papeete - Paris on Saturday, March 06.
- TN68 Papeete - Paris on Saturday, March 13
- TN68 Papeete - Paris on Saturday, March 20
- TN68 Papeete - Paris on Saturday, March 27th
- TN68 Papeete - Paris on Thursday 01 April
The flights from Paris to Papeete are as follows:
- TN67 Paris - Papeete on Thursday, March 04.
- TN67 Paris - Papeete on Wednesday, March 10.
- TN67 Paris - Papeete on Wednesday, March 17.
- TN67 Paris - Papeete on Wednesday, March 24.
- TN67 Paris - Papeete on Wednesday 31 March.
The flight schedule for the month of April on the Papeete - Paris - Papeete route remains unchanged for the moment. Any possible modification of the program will be communicated to you as soon as possible.
Route Papeete - Los Angeles - Papeete :
- The flight TN02 Papeete - Los Angeles of Saturday, February 13th is maintained.
- After this date, the rotations on the route Papeete - Los Angeles - Papeete are suspended. The resumption of flights will be decided according to the evolution of the constraints at the borders and will be communicated to you as soon as possible.
Route Papeete - Auckland - Papeete :
The modifications of the program for this route concern the cancellation of flights until the end of June 2021. 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 keep you informed of the latest changes.
Route Papeete - Tokyo - Papeete :
The modifications of the program for this route concern the cancellation of flights until the end of June 2021.
We invite you to consult our online booking engine in order to access in detail the flight schedules and our fares.
Air Tahiti Nui apologizes for any inconvenience caused by these restrictions and invites customers impacted by these changes to contact their travel agency or Air Tahiti Nui for any additional information.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRANCE TO FRENCH POLYNESIA
All travelers (except Covid-19 testing, children 10 and under exempt) will be subject to the following mandatory conditions.
- Prior to boarding:
- Proof of a negative Covid-19 test (RT-PCR) molecular laboratory test, carried out within three days prior to their Air Tahiti Nui international air departure (e.g. if the flight departs on a Tuesday at 10:30 PM, the passenger needs to take the test the preceding Saturday).
- RT-PCR Covid-19 test is mandatory for all passengers 11years of age or older. The test has to be a molecular SARS-CoV-2 genome detection for Covid-19 by Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed by a qualified professional.
- The document with the results of this test must clearly state:
- A negative result
- Test type being RT-PCR
- Date test taken
- Name of individual/passenger
- The medical document must be issued by a Doctor, Hospital or Medical Clinic and must be presented to airline staff upon check-in prior to boarding the flight to French Polynesia
Please note that Antigen, Antibody, Self-Testing or Rapid Tests of any kind, including rapid RT-PCR tests such as the Abbott ID NOW are not accepted by the Health Authorities of French Polynesia and aircraft boarding will be denied.
If a passenger presents at ATN departure proof of having taken an RT-PCR laboratory test within three days, but does not have the result of that test, a rapid antigen negative test result may be accepted. The traveler must present a medical document, clearly identifying when and where the RT-PCR test was taken and a medical document showing the negative rapid antigen test, taken within 48 hours of the day of the ATN departure.
The list of tests accepted to enter French Polynesia can be found on the website of Tahiti Tourisme. Click here to consult the list of approved and non-approved tests.
Information on where to get a Covid-19 test within the Southern California area, or the rest of the US can be found on this webpage: https://www.airtahitinui.com/us-en/covid-19-testing-entry-french-polynesia-0
- Complete the online Heath Document Etis.pf and obtain a receipt and authorization to travel. Present the receipt of the health registration from the Etis.pf platform (Electronic Travel Information System). A printout of this authorization receipt must be presented upon check-in together with the test results in order to be able to board the flight to French Polynesia and these documents will need to be presented upon arrival at Tahiti’s Faa’a international airport and carried with you while in Polynesia.
- Required travel insurance or sign a declaration assuming all associated medical, confinement, or repatriation costs, should they fall ill during their stay.
- During the stay:
- For flights departing from February 3, 2021, all visitors will have to comply with a mandatory 14-day quarantine in a dedicated site at their expense. After 12 days of isolation, a test will be carried out and in the event of a negative result, discharge on the 14th day will be authorized.
Customers who fail to comply with any of the above mandatory health measures will not be allowed to board.
Full details are posted on the Tahiti Tourisme website found here: https://tahititourisme.com/en-us/covid-19/?
Sanitary Measures onboard
Resuming our flights is essential for the Polynesian economy and for our families. Despite this, Air Tahiti Nui is aware of the importance of protecting the Polynesian islands from the COVID-19 epidemic. Your well-being and your security are therefore more than ever at the center of our priorities. We collaborate with health authorities, airports and suppliers to observe these commitments throughout your journey.
The sanitary measures adopted by Air Tahiti Nui and the airports actively contribute to limiting the spread of the virus. The specific measures to maintain physical distance in all waiting areas must be respected and include ground markings and signage. The contactless check-in counters are also designed to limit the risks.
Masks are compulsory for everyone at the airport. In compliance with the current USDOT ruling, applicable for flights to and from the US, the wearing of a surgical mask is required on board, for the entire duration of the flights and for all passengers above the age of 2. For all other ATN flights, the wearing of a sugical mask is required for children above the age of 11. Failure to comply with this measure on board is considered an offense and will be subject to penalty. All our crews on board and on the ground are also equipped with surgical masks.
Air Tahiti Nui provides its customers with a health kit including 2 surgical masks, a bottle of hydroalcoholic gel and disinfectant wipes.
To ensure proper hygiene in airports, hydroalcoholic gel dispensers are also available throughout your journey.
Reinforced cleaning and disinfection measures
The hygiene on board is at the center of our priorities. The procedure for cleaning and disinfecting our devices is reinforced at the start and at the finish of each route, using specific measures against the coronavirus. Thorough cleaning of our cabins and strict sanitary rules imposed on our various suppliers also allow us to limit the risks of contamination via our equipment and services on board.
During the flight, our crews are taking care of the cabins, with more frequent cleaning of all common areas using a specific disinfectant. Passengers are requested to limit their movements on board as much as possible in order to maintain physical distance and the cleanliness of the cabins.
Cabin air filtration
Our latest generation 787-9 Dreamliner aircrafts are equipped with a high-performance air filtration system, effective for removing particles, bacteria and viruses. The cabin air flow does not circulate from one row to the other, and the air is renewed every 2 to 3 minutes.
This system is equipped with filters identical to those employed in hospitals and manage to capture and block up to 99.995% of bacteria and viruses in the cabin. This air purification system guarantees a significant reduction in the risk of contamination by air on board. However, to avoid any risk, we ask our passengers to wear a mask for the entire duration of the flight.
Hygiene on board
Simplified on-board services
The on-board catering offer has been simplified in order to limit contact. The aperitif and meal services are combined. Meals are provided in a single passage in all travel classes and concentrated in a single tray service, including desserts for Business class. The choice of wines and drinks is also reduced with the same purpose: limiting interactions and serving time. Finally, the choice of special meals is also limited in order to facilitate the service on board.
For the same purpose, the magazines on board are removed, excluding the safety sheet, modified for single use only. However, a selection of press and magazines, in-flight magazines and meal service menus can be viewed on our on-board entertainment system.
The duty-free service on board is suspended. However, this service remains available at the airport shop upon your arrival in Tahiti.
arrivée à l’Aéroport de Tahiti.