COVID-19 Travel Policy for French Polynesia

02 May 2020 update: Flight Schedules and Operations: Force Majeure impact on flight schedules.

Ia Ora Na (hello) Dear Traveler, Dear Guest:

Here is the latest update on Air Tahiti Nui flights, schedule changes and re booking of tickets:

Flight Schedules and Operations:

Force Majeure impact on Flight Schedules.
In light of persisting international travel and safety measures taken by the Presidency of French Polynesia and the High-Commissioner of the French Republic in French Polynesia, as well as restrictions in the United States, New Zealand, Australia and the European Union, some of which include compulsory repatriation of all non-residents to their home country, entrance only for residents, quarantines and restriction of domestic and international flights, Air Tahiti Nui informs you that we are again required to delay the journey of customers effective from May 1st, through June 30th, 2020.
Normal flight operations being subject to Government Direction, we will continue to keep you informed as best as possible on our flight schedule.
In consequence, the schedule from July 1st onwards being subject to change, all passengers are required to reconfirm their reservation at least 72 hours prior to departure, if not earlier.


Re Booking your flights:

If your journey was scheduled for 28th of March through 30th June 2020 you may re-book before September 30th, 2020 without airfare change fee or airfare adjustment on any Air Tahiti Nui flight from July 1st, 2020 through December 31st, 2021.
Please note the new booking must be for the same itinerary and in the same cabin. Please contact your Travel Professional or Air Tahiti Nui for more details. Seats not available on every flight, other restrictions may apply.
We sincerely apologize for this situation and look forward to seeing you onboard one of our flights in the near future.

Mauruuru roa (Thank You).


19 March 2020 update:  The French Polynesian Government announced 18 March 2020 (French Polynesia time zone) that non-residents will not be permitted to enter French Polynesia on/before 15 April 2020.  Please note, this policy does not currently apply to transit passengers.


17 March 2020 update:  The French Polynesian Government announced 16 March 2020 (French Polynesia time zone) that all international travellers entering French Polynesia on/before 31 March 2020 must self-isolate for 14 days at home for residents, or in a collective facility provided by the Government.  The self-isolation can only take place on the island of Tahiti or Moorea.  Travel to the islands will only be allowed after the strict 14-day quarantine period. This policy applies to everyone including French Polynesian citizens.  This restriction will be reviewed regularly and can be extended at any time.

Should any symptoms arise during the self-isolation quarantine period, the local health authorities or Centre 15 should be informed immediately.  Dial the number 444 789 while in French Polynesia for any information on the COVID-19 virus.

On-board flights, all passengers will be given a health control survey to be completed.  This survey will be presented to medical personnel upon arrival in French Polynesia.  Passengers will also be monitored by a thermal scanner, designed to detect abnormally high body temperature, at Tahiti's Faa'a International Airport.


Additional Documentation:

Please note that passengers may be required to provide at check-in or onboard the flight, documentation confirming the destination address, telephone number(s), and email address. This information may be used by the local authorities should they need to reach you for any reason.

Travel policies can change quickly and without warning.  For this reason, Air Tahiti Nui reminds all visitors to French Polynesia to keep themselves informed by visiting the Travel Information page on our website prior to all flight departures.


For entry restrictions imposed for New Zealand, Australia, France and the USA click here.