Since July 15, the Islands of Tahiti have once again been welcoming travelers from around the globe, with French Polynesia reopening its borders to international travel from all countries. So, that’s why Air Tahiti Nui has created grab-and-go packages, making an island vacation more affordable than ever.

For those looking for a luxury getaway on a budget, we found the deal for you.

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But before we get ahead of ourselves, it’s important to look at the safety protocols keeping this island, and visitors, healthy.

Before your departure, you will be required to present proof of a negative RT-PCR test administered within the last three days. And four days after your arrival, the Islands of Tahiti require a self-administered test.

Between September 12-25, French Polynesia saw just over 500 COVID-19 cases—for reference, during September 14-27, the U.S. saw upward of 600,000 cases. This country has been able to maintain comparatively low case numbers and deaths, which is why these safety protocols are of the utmost importance.

To help you plan for your trip abroad, we at Fodor’s put together a comprehensive guide to get a quick COVID test. We’ve also partnered with WebMD to create a free ebook that will answer all your health and safety travel questions.

As for health-care once there, it’s important to prepare in advance (as the saying goes, better safe than sorry). The CDC’s guide to getting health-care abroad can be a useful tool in determining a safety plan for a worst-case scenario. And, as always, use good judgment when traveling. Know if you’re in an at-risk group and what that could mean for your own health, and keep an eye on any symptoms (small or large) prior to travel.

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And now that we’ve got the necessary warnings out of the way: The deal!

Air Tahiti Nui has collaborated with local partners including Manava Moorea Beach Resort, Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort, InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort, and a few others, to create personalized and seamless vacation packages, with savings up to 50% and starting as low as $1,298.

These offers are valid only if booked through October 5, so you’ve gotta act quick—but you’ve probably been thinking about a getaway for over a half a year now, so is it really a last-minute decision? And if you still need convincing, just remember that these getaway packages include luxurious amenities at a not-so luxurious price point.

All packages include roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles’ LAX airport on Air Tahiti Nui, leaving Friday night and arriving Saturday morning. Packages can be for four nights (returning back to the States on Thursday morning) or seven nights (returning Saturday night), depending on the getaway you’re looking to take. And, understanding the unknown of the pandemic, your flights are fully refundable if you decide not to go and a free airfare date change is permitted within the travel offer period (we love flexibility). In addition to the flights, these packages include your choice of four and five-star oceanfront hotel accommodations with daily American breakfast and dinners when applicable.

Ranging from $1,298 to $2,758, Tahiti has given you the chance to pick the getaway that fits your budget—everyone from frugal to ultra-spendy can find a trip that fits their wants and needs.

These discount packages are available for purchase through October 5, but travel will not take place until a month later on November 1, and will go until February 28, 2021. So pick a time and a package and get booking—with just about everyone looking to get away, these deals are sure to go quick.

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