Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Melbourne to French Polynesia
French Polynesia has been closed to foreign tourism since February 3 and for a minimum period of two months.
Travel are authorized only for travelers who can justify one of the compelling reasons (health, professional, family, return home).
Travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. Children under age 11 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 PCR-RT test result.
Travelers must register on the Polynesian Electronic Travel Information System (ETIS) and provide the receipt at check-in. Minors traveling with their parents can be included on their ETIS form.
Present the certificate of derogatory travel and the declaration on honour completed and signed.
If traveling from France, travelers will also need to produce an international travel certificate to be completed in order to travel to French Polynesia.
Airlines will refuse boarding to anyone who does not produce both proof of a negative result and the self-certified document.
Travelers are subject to a 14-day quarantine at a dedicated site in Tahiti, at their own expense. A COVID-19 test will be performed after 12 days of isolation before discharge on day 14 provided a negative result is received.
It is possible to complete the 14-day quarantine at home but only where prior approval is sought and granted at least 72 hours before flight departure. Certain conditions must be met and permission can only be given by the High Commission of the Republic in French Polynesia.
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Further details are available on the website of the local prefecture.
There are currently 13,669 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in PF and 141 deaths as of Apr 11 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The flight was short."
Cons: "I got fussed at going to the bathroom because the threat of turbulence was coming. We left later than the departure time."
Pros: "Everything was on time considering the heavy Holidays travels."
Pros: "One crew guy seemed to have a chip on his shoulder. Most others seemed happy."
Cons: "More room is what everyone wants. It’s unrealistic though. First class was pretty comfortable."
Pros: "The crew was very nice. Everything was satisfactory"
Cons: "Baggage handler lost my bag, grabbed it off plane cabin, never found"
Pros: "The crew was awesome"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 3 times before we even boarded. Then we sat in the plane for an hour."
Pros: "The flight and cabin crews handled an equipment problem and consequent delay, and information about it, very well."
Pros: "that it's over."
Cons: "sat on tarmac for 45 minutes! AFTER landing... unacceptable."
Cons: "Connecting from Paris CDG through Chicago O Hare incoming flight to Paris was delayed by 1 hour resulting with our flight delayed. Connection at O’Hare was terrible had to take the bus from one terminal to the other which added to our delay and frustration"
Pros: "Highly skilled pilot."
Pros: "The window seat of this plane is so closely placed to the window that you can hardly sit straight up and down. Food is non existent and one drink offered in 4.5 hours is bad service"
Cons: "Virtually everything"
Cons: "There were no inflight entertainment. This is the only international flight I have ever taken that didn’t have any. For an 8+ hour flight, it’s ridiculous not to. The food was also worse than typical airline food."
Cons: "The delay"
Pros: "Planes were clean and spacious"
Cons: "Airline didn't seem prepared with crews. Both legs had crew mgmt issues."
Pros: "I was able to choose a seat in Cabin with more leg room and complimentary alcoholic beverage."
Cons: "It was late going to Chicago and late returning to NYC. There were no crackers. I don't like pretzels. The ONLY reason I flew American is because my company paid for it. I absolutely hate LaGuardia. It has a bad spirit."
Pros: "I like everything ."
Cons: "Flight was an hour late because of "missing crew member". Throughout that hour they insisted they were on time."
Pros: "We took off and arrived on time. That was the only thing they did right."
Cons: "The service was terrible. The stewardess was clearly doing exactly what she needed to in order to not get fired."
Pros: "American Airlines was fantastic. The plane was new and nice. The crew was wonderful. No problems."
Cons: "Never will I book through a third party again. I was not able to choose my seats or upgrade my seats until I got to the airport. Also, I was not able to get a boarding pass for my 2nd flight until I got to the 2nd airport which caused a minor problem at immigration. DO NOT BOOK WITH WEBJET!!"
Cons: "See above - I never went from Dallas to London."
Pros: "Great boarding, crew and seating space"
Cons: "Bathroom line for some reason was always long. Entertainment via wifi was just ok. Older movies only. New movies on the tiny screens that come down every 4 rows or so."
Pros: "pleasant crew"
Cons: "CRJ900 is a small plane. no WiFi"
Pros: "Probably the fact that I flew with my friend and both agreed on how bad this airline is."
Cons: "This is my first time with the airline. It’s safe to say I’ll wont be booking with American Airlines again in the future. The crew members were rude, unattentive and just bitter. It started with simply boarding. The lady at the desk was rude about telling me I needed to consolidate my bags. I ended up just checking the carry-on in. We asked one crew member on board if we could throw our trash away and she just seems annoyed. We also asked for ear buds and she never arrived with them simply stating they will offer/hand them out after they come around. She just seemed like she hates her job. Just terrible attitudes. very unpleasant flight."
Pros: "The drew and food were decent. In fact, there was so much service with food and drinks, I had to refuse a few times."
Cons: "AA squashed as many people in this plane as possible. No leg room whatsoever on an 11 hour flight."
Pros: "Good Hospitality"
Cons: "insuffecient supply of juices etc"
Pros: "Left on time"
Cons: "Some glitch said the flight was delayed, when it wasn't. Good thing I checked with the Check In Counter."
Pros: "(mostly) friendly staff, decent chairs, decent set of movies available. (First leg by American, second leg by British Airway)"
Cons: "Paid for seats, never got them, ended up in a cramped flight with no room (I'm only 5'5", so heaven forbid average height people try to sit here. My wife was miserable, and got a back ache because of the small quarters."
Pros: "Nice clean plane prompt w drinks and food great attendants"
Cons: "Nothing. All was excellent"
Pros: "Liked that one of the flights ha a usb connection to charge my phone"
Cons: "It was slightly more cramped in the seating and it was very warm for the duration of the flight"
Pros: "The staff was nice. The food was good."
Cons: "One hour and 30 minutes delay. I got my luggage the next day after landed."
Pros: "Movie options"
Cons: "2 hour delay was inconvenient. Like why?"
Pros: "Flight staff was friendly."
Cons: "Complainers. Shame on the parents who raised such pretentious a--holes."
Pros: "Good service in 1st class."
Pros: "My flight was very short. It was a straight flight and there was no turbulence. Flight pulled off when it was supposed and early landing."
Pros: "Great flight overall. Crew attentive and helpful. Food and entertainment were good and available throughout."
Cons: "Planes were identified to have mechanical or electrical issues after leaving the gate for flight from Philldelphia and to Philadelphia. Things were ultimately fixed but with significant delays. Crew as very accommodating during this time however."
Cons: "Old plane, no entertainment"
Pros: "Very professional. Overall great. WiFi was free. Very fast. Left 3 minutes early and arrived 17 minutes early."
Cons: "Made me reprint my boarding pass. Bad food. No outlets. No in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "i didnt like the food tasted like it was in a fridge forever"
Cons: "Plane was delayed due to a mechanical in Charlotte (Old USAir Airbus) then ground stop due to weather after it finally got to Baltimore. Loaded us up and then deplaned us. They brought out water and sodas while we waited. Then reboarded and got into Charlotte about three hours late. Lots of very unhappy people. They passed out 800 numbers to rebook. A lot of people missed connections."
Pros: "*Kosher* meals are always better than regular meals on AA. Served first and meals are fuller and of higher-quality (on AA, at least)."
Pros: "Smooth takeoff and landing no turbulence.no issues at baggage claim.I boarded later and had to gate check because overhead bins were full."
Pros: "Refreshments we're good and the crew was nice."
Cons: "There weren't any screens in the headrests for individual movie-viewing."
Cons: "Flight was late. More than doubled my layover time"
Pros: "Worst customer service I have ever experience"
Cons: "They canceled my flight to Florida due to hurricane then refused to refund my return flight ticket. How can I fly back if I never made it there. Bunch of thiefs kept my money and they never got me to my destination."
Cons: "I still have not received my luggage"
Pros: "Check in was good."
Cons: "Hate paying for bags. It's silly."
Cons: "The fact that American Airlines woman at the gate when we showed up at 12:10 pm for 12:15 pm flight asked us if we were the four people from the airberlin flight and told us that they knew our flight landed late but that we were too late to catch this flight home because they closed the gate. She barley gave us direction on what to do about getting a new flight or fudging our bags."
Airlines flying from Melbourne to French Polynesia have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Melbourne to French Polynesia
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Melbourne to French Polynesia
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Melbourne to French Polynesia
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Melbourne to French Polynesia
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Melbourne to French Polynesia