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Tropical Holiday in Tahiti Back on the Cards for Australian Tourists

While travel to the idyllic islands of Tahiti has been open to Australia since mid-2021, the national flag carrier, Air Tahiti Nui, has announced more direct flights will be restarting in July 2022.

This means Aussies looking to holiday in French Polynesia will no longer have to fly via Hawaii or Los Angeles from July 3 2022, when more direct flights to Papeete will resume. Air New Zealand announced it will also resume flights into Papeete starting from July 6.

Currently, international arrivals must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 as well as a negative PCR test taken no longer than 24 hours prior to departure. Tourists will also need to obtain a Health Pass to travel between islands.

According to a survey published by Savvy, the Pacific Islands and New Zealand were the top travel destinations for Australians in light of the pandemic.

Boasting superb coral reefs, pristine beaches, luscious rainforests and a rich culture, the islands of Tahiti have long been a go-to for tourists looking for a romantic getaway or tropical island adventure. After two years of disrupted travel, the announcement means a trip to the islands of Tahiti will soon be a reality for Australians.

Earlier this month, Bali announced it was open for business again, welcoming all international travellers as of February 4. Australia is also set to welcome back fully vaccinated tourists with the international borders reopening on February 21.

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