For the sailing season in French Polynesia, we flew in the dog. Visiting Tahiti with a dog is tough! This video will show you how. We fly into LAX early to get our vet visits and USDA APHIS forms filled out after getting a preliminary import permit after 9 months of work including a rabies shot, titer test, two APHIS forms, and much more. After all that they fly into the Papeete airport (PPT).
Linus can’t get back to the Slow Boat in Hiva Oa because of a firefighter strike that closed down most of the airports in French Polynesia. He stays at the Tahiti Airport Motel and Pension de la Plage while he waits. He visits the beach and Le Meridien Tahiti. They try to catch the Aranui 5 cruise ship, but no dogs are allowed. This is a much watch for anyone travelling to the French Polynesia with a dog. It is very hard to fly your dog into a rabies free country.
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