Pre-Flight Checklist

Pre-flight Checklist 

In summary, you must present the following documentation for your Air Tahiti Nui flight to Papeete.  

For all travellers

  • Valid Passport with any applicable visas
  • Valid flight ticket
  • Negative RT-PCR test or a negative antigen test taken within 48 hours of flight departure for all passengers aged 12-years and older. This must be a paper form.  Exception:  if your itinerary includes a transit or stop in the United States, the pre-flight test must be taken by all passengers aged two (2) years and older, less than 24 hours before flight departure.
  • Approved ETIS receipt for all passengers, including French Polynesian citizens
  • Sworn statement declaration to abide by healthcare measures while in French Polynesia. 
  • Note: a separate Sworn Statement is required if travelling to France
  • An RT-PCR self-test will also be required upon arrival in Tahiti.  If this is positive the passenger will be subject to a 10-day quarantine at their expense.
  • Completed Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) if flying to/from Paris on a flight that has a transit stop in Vancouver, Canada
  • Completed Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) if flying to/from Paris on a flight that has a transit stop in Los Angeles, USA


For vaccinated travellers

  • Proof of your vaccination status.  i.e. vaccination certificate that matches your passport data.


For unvaccinated travellers

  • Boarding authorisation certificate issued by the High Commissioner for French Polynesia
    Nb. also needed for anyone who has visited an orange or red zone country within the previous 15-days prior to visiting French Polynesia


For Non EU travellers

  • Onward ticket, or Visa, or Maritime Agency Letter of Guarantee for those joining a ship or yacht.