Last Update: 20/23/2020
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Entry into New Caledonia is now prohibited for all non-residents and foreigners.
► Safety checks and strict regulations in place at New Caledonia airports and ports
► Ban on cruise ships
For New Zealand citizens currently in New Caledonia
New Caledonia is now requesting that all non-resident and foreigners make arrangements to leave the territory as soon as possible.
We encourage any non-residents and foreigners to get in touch with your airline or travel agency as soon as possible. If you are having difficulty rearranging your travel plans, please call the dedicated hotline on +687 26.63.26 (Monday to Friday, 6 AM to 6 PM)
New Aircalin flights planning: https://nz.aircalin.com
While waiting for your next departure, be sure to respect the health and safety rules:
- For passengers arriving at La Tontouta airport between 17 and 19 March before 4 p.m : self-quarantine at home or at the hotel
- For passengers arriving at La Tontouta airport from March 19 at 4 p.m : quarantine in the requisitioned hotels
>> All these people must respect essential rules during this period of 14 days maximum or at least until their departure.
- For all other travelers arriving before March 17 and not affected by quarantine : strict compliance with health regulations until their departure
For New Zealand citizens who have a planned trip to New Caledonia
As of 19/03/2020, entry for non-residents and foreigners into New Caledonia is now prohibited. Airlines have been notified, as have the consulates of Australia, New Zealand and Vanuatu.
For New Zealand citizens residing in New Caledonia
The New Caledonian government recommends any New Zealand citizens residing in New Caledonia remain in place. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is likely you will be better protected than if you travel. This will also help minimise the risk of transmission of the virus.
All those arriving into the country will be placed in strict confinement for fourteen days, either in the isolation center in Noumea, or in designated hotels.
The New Caledonian government strongly recommends the following to minimise the spread of COVID-19 in New Caledonia:
- Maintain social distancing
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
- Practice respiratory hygiene
- If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early (see useful contacts)
Stay informed and follow official advice from the World Health Organization:
If you need more official information of the current situation in New Caledonia, please contact the New Caledonia Department of Health and Social Affairs: