air tahiti nui crew welcoming passengers aboard at the entrance with mask

Resumption of Air Tahiti Nui commercial flights

The Islands of Tahiti Are Now Open!

Updated: January 2nd, 2022
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Please note these very important changes in entry requirements:


  • CDC return entrance to the US - Effective December 6th all passengers entering the US must have a negative RT-PCR or Antigen test taken within 1 day of departure.


  • France - As of January 3rd, the French government will require all arriving fully vaccinated passengers to have a negative RT-PCR or Antigen test within 48 hours of departure. Accordingly Air Tahiti Nui is requiring all of its passengers to present their full vaccinated certificate and a negative RT-PCR or Antigen test for its flights from January 3rd. In addition, this administrative form must also be completed prior to departure. Click this link to download and complete the form:


  • French Polynesia - Effective from December 30th, a negative RT-PCR or Antigen test will be required within 24 hours (1 day) of departure to Tahiti for all passengers age 12 and above. 


Please continue to monitor this website in the event of any changes in the existing entry requirements. Please review the sections below for further details.

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.

Physical distance

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.

Mandatory mask

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 aged 2 and over. For all other ATN flights, the wearing of a surgical mask is required for all passengers aged 6 and over. 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 

Air Tahiti Nui flight attendant with mask
air tahiti nui onboard sanitary kit

Sanitary kit

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.

flight crew cleaning screen with new hygiene measures
onbaord air filtration

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.
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.