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New Caledonia Travel Restrictions

56.64% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 53.11% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter New Caledonia.

New Caledonia entry details and exceptions

Travel restriction does not apply to New Caledonia citizens and residents and travelers who can prove they have an essential reason. Travelers are not allowed to enter New Caledonia. Only flights to and from France and Sydney remain scheduled and are based on overriding personal, family, or professional reasons. Commercial flights are suspended until at least October 30th, 2021.


Outgoing travel to New CaledoniaTravelling from New Zealand to New Caledonia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to New Caledonia.

Details and exceptions

Testing requirement does not apply to travelers from Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna and travelers under the age of 11.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Caledonia.

The isolation period can be shortened

The quarantine can be shortened to 7 days for vaccinated, immunized, and non-contagious passengers.

Details and exceptions

Travelers from Wallis and Futuna are exempted from quarantine and short-stay essential professionals who need to meet other requirements prior to travel are exempt.

Documents
Travel Entry Form

Travelers coming from Wallis and Futuna, Cabin crew and Health professionals who accompany medical evacuations are exempt.

Travel Declaration Form

Travelers are required to fill out a travel declaration before arrival.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from New Caledonia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from New Caledonia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from New Caledonia will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for New Caledonia

Masks:Required on public transportation.

FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter New Caledonia. Please check the official guidelines from New Caledonia for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter New Caledonia.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter New Caledonia.

  • Mask usage in New Caledonia is required on public transportation.

  • Restaurants in New Caledonia are closed. Bars in New Caledonia are closed.

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