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Travel Documents and Entry Requirements

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Travel Documents

It is your responsibility to obtain and carry all required valid documents for your travel (passport, entry regulations, vaccinations,  visas…) and sufficient funds to cover the length of your stay. You must check the expiration dates of these documents and renew them if necessary.

Always make sure that the way your name appears on the Air Tahiti Nui airline ticket matches your passport. It is also advisable that the other documentation you carry matches your passport name and that you identify yourself by the nationality on your passport.

Make sure your passport is valid for the required time beyond your travel dates. Be advised, certain countries require a passport to be valid for six months beyond the date of departure.

Please note, as travel documents required for entry are subject to modification without notice, it is advisable to check with the consulate of each country on your itinerary or to consult with your travel arranger before departure. Each passenger is solely responsible for understanding and possessing the correct documents for legally traveling to the countries serviced by Air Tahiti Nui.

Don't forget: Check-in required 3 hours before departure. Check-in closes one hour before departure.

Tickets

It is recommended to keep your Air Tahiti Nui e-ticket receipt with you, as it might be requested at the check-in counter or by Customs officials as proof of your return travel.

All passengers with paper tickets must be in possession of the ticket issued by Air Tahiti Nui or travel agent.

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Traveling Minors

As of January 15, 2017, any minor aged under 18 years old planning to travel without his or her parents or legal guardian must be in possession of an authorization to travel form to leave the French Territory, including French Polynesia. 
This authorization is applicable to all minors residing in France or French Polynesia, irrespective of their nationality.
During his or her journey, the minor must be provided with:

  • His or her passport
  • Authorization to leave the original territory,
  • A photocopy of the identity document of the legal guardian who signed the exit authorization.

 

Please note :

No other document (for example: family record book) should be required when the minor crosses the French territory border, even if the latter does not have the same surname as the parent who signed the authorization.

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Entry Requirements

Please find all the entry requirements for all of our destinations below.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRANCE TO FRENCH POLYNESIA

 

Flight Checklist from LAX to Tahiti 

View our departure check list from LAX to Tahiti

 

Disclaimer: Please be aware that entry requirements are subject to change without notice, at government discretion. Air Tahiti Nui seeks to provide accurate and correct information. However, the airline does not assume any liability.

Passengers may wish to verify entry requirements on « Tahiti Tourisme » website.

CDC ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS TO THE US

 

 

Prior to departure (returning in United States only)

CDC rules for Covid-19 testing:
Effective 12:01am ET on June 12, 2022, the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) will no longer require air passengers travelling from a foreign country to the United States to present a negative COVID-19 viral test or documented recovery from COVID-19 before they board their fight. Click here for the official news release update.
 

The exact details of the CDC requirement may be found by clicking here.

 

Mandatory Travel Declaration

Non-US citizens and non-immigrants seeking to enter the United States must download and complete an Attestation for entry/transit into the USA.  

US citizens and nationals must only present a valid passport at check-in, regardless of their vaccination status.

To view the  Presidential Proclamation from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) for unvaccinated non-citizen visitors please follow the link provided.

 

 

Flight Checklist from Tahiti to LAX

View our departure check list from Tahiti to LAX

 

Flight Checklist from Paris CDG to LAX

View our departure check list from Paris to LAX

 

Flight Checklist from Auckland to LAX

View our departure check list from Auckland to LAX 

 

Disclaimer: Please be aware that entry requirements are subject to change without notice, at government discretion. Air Tahiti Nui seeks to provide accurate and correct information. However, the airline does not assume any liability. Passengers may wish to verify entry requirements on the respective government website.

Flight Checklist from LAX to Paris

View our departure check list from  LAX to Paris

In all cases, the usual travel restrictions apply (visas, duration of stay, etc.).

For more information, please view official page of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs:https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/covid-19-international-travel

Disclaimer: Please be aware that entry requirements are subject to change without notice, at government discretion. Air Tahiti Nui seeks to provide accurate and correct information. However, the airline does not assume any liability. Passengers may wish to verify entry requirements on the respective government website.

 

CONDITIONS OF ENTRANCE TO NEW ZEALAND

 

The New Zealand border is now open.  Travellers and crew whose first international flight to New Zealand departs after 11:59pm (NZT) on 12 September 2022 do not need proof of vaccination against COVID-19. This applies to people entering New Zealand from anywhere in the world. In addition, facemasks will no longer be required to be worn on public transport including flights to New Zealand.

Useful links include the New Zealand Government's Unite against COVID website and the New Zealand Ministry of Health website.

 

All travelers, regardless of their vaccination status, departing from the United States - Airport Checklist:

  1. A passport that is valid for 3 months beyond the date of return, or a passport that is valid for 1 month beyond the date you intend to depart New Zealand, if the issuing government has consular representation in New Zealand and is able to issue a new travel documents.
  2. Download and complete the “New Zealand Traveller Declaration”, and present it at check-in. 
  3. NZeTA visa (including for transit passengers)
  4. Pay the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) of NZD $35

 

Upon arrival in New Zealand, you will receive a health pack containing 2 Covid test kits (antigen test) to be carried out on the 1st day and the 5th day of your arrival. For more information on the health protocol on arrival, please click here

 

No quarantine or self-isolation on arrival required. 

View our departure checklist from LAX to New Zealand

Every visitor to Australia must have a passport, Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) or non-electronic label visa, proof of onward or return ticket, and sufficient funds. An ETA or non-electronic label visa is required for tourist or business stays of up to 3 months. An ETA is an electronically stored authority to travel to Australia. Application forms are available from participating travel agencies or online or by contacting an Australian visa office.

The Australian Government has developed a new traveler-friendly website, TravelSECURE, to help you to navigate the security checks at the airport quickly and easily and to ensure you are adequately prepared for your trip. TravelSECURE is an easy-to-use resource that consolidates traveler and transport security information, videos and fact sheets in one easy-to-find place. The site includes information about prohibited items, passenger and baggage screening, and liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) restrictions. Travelers will also find recommendations about traveling with children, laptops, medicines and sports equipment. Key pages from TravelSECURE have been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Spanish to ensure greater accessibility.

Visit TravelSECURE website for more information.

As Entry Requirements and Customs Regulations are subject to change without notice, always check with your travel arranger and/or the proper authorities before traveling internationally. It is the responsibility of each passenger to carry the proper travel documentation and to meet the entry conditions of each country to be flown from, into or over (in transit).

Every visitor to Japan must have a valid passport. Visas are often required depending on the nationality and purpose of the visit. Check with your travel arranger or the nearest Japanese consulate.

As Entry Requirements and Customs Regulations are subject to change without notice, always check with your travel arranger and/or the proper authorities before traveling internationally. It is the responsibility of each passenger to carry the proper travel documentation and to meet the entry conditions of each country to be flown from, into or over (in transit).