Resumption of Air Tahiti Nui commercial flights

Updated: April 1st, 2022
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New very simplified entry requirements to French Polynesia. Kindly review the corresponding section below.


  • 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.


  • French Polynesia - For all travelers aged 12 and older: a negative RT PCR test carried out within 72 hours (3 days) of departure OR an Antigen test carried out within 48 hours (2 days) of departure.


  • France -  Effective from February 2nd, when a traveler has completed a full vaccination (1 dose Janssen or 2 doses Pfizer / Moderna / Astrazeneca / Novavax ), a booster shot is required before travelling to France if the last dose is 9 months or older. If the last dosage was prior to 9 months, and travel to France is within 9 months, a booster shot is not required. 


Please review the corresponding sections below for further details and additional entry requirements.

Please continue to monitor this website in the event of any changes in the existing entry requirements.

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.

Onboard face masks

Following the decision of the French and American authorities to lift the mask requirement for passengers on international flights to and from their territory, we inform you that as of May 16, 2022, the mask requirement is no longer applicable on flights operated by Air Tahiti Nui between Papeete, Los Angeles and Paris.

However, in accordance with the conditions defined by the New Zealand authorities, masks must still be worn on flights to and from Auckland for all passengers aged 12 years and over.

We remind you that each country and state define its own rules for wearing masks in their airports and public transport, and even in public places. You may be required to wear a mask upon arrival at the airport, depending on local health measures.

To find out the sanitary measures in effect in your country of departure, destination and transit, we recommend that you check with the official websites before your departure.

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

Sanitary kit

The safety and well-being of our passengers and staff is one of our priorities. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, Air Tahiti Nui has adapted its flight operations to the rules and regulations in force. It is now mandatory to wear a mask upon arrival at the airport and on board our aircraft, for the duration of the flight and for all passengers aged 6 years and older.
Air Tahiti Nui has a limited number of sanitary kits available on board at the request of its passengers. This sanitary kit includes 2 surgical masks, a bottle of hydroalcoholic gel and disinfectant wipes. It is offered in addition to the personal equipment that each traveler must have and is not a substitute for it. To ensure proper hygiene within the 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.