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New Caledonia travel restrictions

Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes
Airlines Updates

16.09.2020 AirCalin in recent schedule update filed changes to Northern winter 2020/21 season, between 25OCT20 to 27MAR21. Due to ongoing travel restrictions, the airline has removed schedule listing except Futuna, Nadi, Tokyo and Wallis Island. Following flights available for reservation between 25OCT20 and 27MAR21, however certain service may see booking limitations.

Noumea – Nadi – Wallis Island 1 weekly available for reservation for Wallis Island only. Nadi available for reservation from 09JAN21
Noumea – Tokyo Narita 3 weekly (Reduced from 7 weekly)
Noumea – Wallis Island 2 weekly available for reservation
Wallis Island – Futuna Various frequencies

Published on 04.09.2020
AirCalin 4Q20 Inventory changes as of 03SEP20

Published on 20.08.2020
AirCalin 3Q20 Noumea – Wallis Island operations as of 16AUG20

Published on 20.07.2020
AirCalin delays Osaka service resumption to March 2021

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from New Caledonia
Crossing Rules

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to spouses and children of residents of New Caledonia. They must present a completed Travel Certificate before boarding and to immigration upon arrival obtained at https://tinyurl.com/3wnu8gvj.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Wallis and Futuna Isl.

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years.

Passengers traveling to Noumea (NOU) must register before departure at https://tinyurl.com/4t5hl4zv.

Home/self isolation
Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

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Flight Restrictions

published 20.07.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– residents of New Caledonia, their spouses and children;
– residents of Wallis and Futuna;
– passengers arriving from Wallis and Futuna;
– passengers traveling on business;
– students.
2. A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to Immigration upon arrival or when transiting New Caledonia. The certificate must be obtained before departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at interieur.gouv.fr.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Wallis and Futuna.
3. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years.
4. Passengers must complete a declaration on honor to state that they do not have symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The declaration must be dated with the name and signature of the passenger.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years.
5. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake a test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for their destination, showing proof of a negative result before embarking. Airlines will refuse boarding to anyone who does not produce both proof of a negative test result and the self-certified document.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2013)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for
more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
Note. In the event of an epidemic threat to the territory, a specific vaccination certificate may be required.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

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Full Restrictions

  • New Caledonia Latest News: Government extends travel restrictions in, out of country until end of July 2021 (RNZ, 10.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Restrictions in response to coronavirus: Only travellers who can prove that entry is for essential reasons will be allowed to enter, and they will be expected to fill in a travel certificate or ‘attestation’ and provide proof. All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake a test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for their destination. The test is obligatory and the traveller must show proof of a negative result before embarking. Travellers may also need to produce a self-certified document affirming that they have no COVID symptoms and that to their knowledge they have not been in contact with any person confirmed positive within the last 14 days. Most travellers will be required to complete 14 days of quarantine in a hotel requisitioned by the government. You should check with your travel operator and the New Caledonian government’s website ahead of travel.
    These entry requirements are subject to change. For further information on the entry restrictions in place for French Overseas Territories, see the French government’s website before travelling.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in New Caledonia: There are local travel restrictions in place in New Caledonia. The French Government has outlined measures to stem the spread of coronavirus in the French Overseas Territories. For further information on the measures which apply in New Caledonia, please see the French government website. The New Caledonian government’s website will have details of any further local restrictions.

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    27.01.2021
  • New Caledonia Latest News: Government extends travel restrictions in, out of country until end of July 2021 (RNZ, 10.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Only travellers who can prove that entry is for urgent family/work reasons will be allowed to enter, and they will be expected to fill in a travel certificate available here. All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake a test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for their destination. The test is obligatory and the traveller must show proof of a negative result before embarking. Travellers must also provide a self -certified document affirming that they have no COVID symptoms and that to their knowledge they have not been in contact with any person confirmed positive within the last 14 days. Airlines will refuse boarding to anyone who does not produce both proof of a negative test result and the self-certified document. All travellers will be required to complete 14 days of quarantine in a hotel requisitioned by the government. To note this does not apply to arrivals from Wallis and Fortuna. All international sea transport, including fishing boats, and luxury yachts are closed down. Cruise ships are banned from docking until further notice.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Free movement between various islands of New Caledonia is allowed. Domestic land and sea travel are permitted. New Caledonia initiated a gradual de-confinement since 11 June except for its maritime border restrictions. The ban on public gatherings and sports activities has been lifted. Social activities and ceremonies, including sports, cultural, leisure and religious activities, are allowed. Cultural facilities, museums, casinos, bingo halls, theatres and cinemas, where the audience remains seated, are permitted. Face masks are not mandatory at this time. Cultural facilities, museums, casinos, bingo halls, theatres and cinemas, where the audience remains seated, are permitted. Bars and restaurants are allowed to open for normal business.

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    22.01.2021
  • New Caledonia Government extends ban on most commercial international flights for three months (RNZ, 21.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Only travellers who can prove that entry is for urgent family/work reasons will be allowed to enter, and they will be expected to fill in a travel certificate available here. All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake a test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for their destination. The test is obligatory and the traveller must show proof of a negative result before embarking. Travellers must also provide a self -certified document affirming that they have no COVID symptoms and that to their knowledge they have not been in contact with any person confirmed positive within the last 14 days. Airlines will refuse boarding to anyone who does not produce both proof of a negative test result and the self-certified document. All travellers will be required to complete 14 days of quarantine in a hotel requisitioned by the government. To note this does not apply to arrivals from Wallis and Fortuna. All international sea transport, including fishing boats, and luxury yachts are closed down. Cruise ships are banned from docking until further notice.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Free movement between various islands of New Caledonia is allowed. Domestic land and sea travel are permitted. New Caledonia initiated a gradual de-confinement since 11 June except for its maritime border restrictions. The ban on public gatherings and sports activities has been lifted. Social activities and ceremonies, including sports, cultural, leisure and religious activities, are allowed. Cultural facilities, museums, casinos, bingo halls, theatres and cinemas, where the audience remains seated, are permitted. Face masks are not mandatory at this time. Cultural facilities, museums, casinos, bingo halls, theatres and cinemas, where the audience remains seated, are permitted. Bars and restaurants are allowed to open for normal business.

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    11.09.2020
  • New Caledonia Government extends ban on most commercial international flights for three months (RNZ, 21.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Only travellers who can prove that entry is for urgent family/work reasons will be allowed to enter, and they will be expected to fill in a travel certificate (available here [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage] and provide proof. All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake a test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for their destination. The test is obligatory and the traveller must show proof of a negative result before embarking. Travellers must also provide a self -certified document affirming that they have no COVID symptoms and that to their knowledge they have not been in contact with any person confirmed positive within the last 14 days. Airlines will refuse boarding to anyone who does not produce both proof of a negative test result and the self-certified document. All travellers will be required to complete 14 days of quarantine in a hotel requisitioned by the government. To note this does not apply to arrivals from Wallis and Fortuna. All international sea transport, including fishing boats, and luxury yachts are closed down. Cruise ships are banned from docking until further notice.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Free movement between various islands of New Caledonia is allowed. Domestic land and sea travel are permitted. New Caledonia initiated a gradual de-confinement since 11 June except for its maritime border restrictions. The ban on public gatherings and sports activities has been lifted. Social activities and ceremonies, including sports, cultural, leisure and religious activities, are allowed. Cultural facilities, museums, casinos, bingo halls, theatres and cinemas, where the audience remains seated, are permitted. Face masks are not mandatory at this time. Cultural facilities, museums, casinos, bingo halls, theatres and cinemas, where the audience remains seated, are permitted. Bars and restaurants are allowed to open for normal business.

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    17.08.2020
  • New Caledonia Government extends ban on most commercial international flights for three months (RNZ, 21.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    All international flights to and from New Caledonia are suspended. French residents are able to transit through the country on their way to France.
    All passengers arriving in New Caledonia will be self-isolated for 21 days at their home or hotel. Checks will be undertaken by the local authorities.
    Passengers with symptoms (cough and fever) will be placed in quarantine at the hospital until their screening test is negative.

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    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The French Government outlined new measures on 16 March to stem the spread of coronavirus, which also apply to the French Overseas Territories. This included confining people to their homes except for outings for specific purposes effective from midday 17 March 2020. The local Prefecture website will have details of any further local restriction. Domestic flights have resumed. The authorities have lifted the majority of COVID-19 related restrictions. Free movement and opening of businesses is allowed. Schools have reopened. However, public gatherings of more than 50 people are still not allowed.

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    24.07.2020
  • New Caledonia

    International restrictions:

    All international flights to and from New Caledonia are suspended. French residents are able to transit through the country on their way to France.
    All passengers arriving in New Caledonia will be self-isolated for 21 days at their home or hotel. Checks will be undertaken by the local authorities.
    Passengers with symptoms (cough and fever) will be placed in quarantine at the hospital until their screening test is negative.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The French Government outlined new measures on 16 March to stem the spread of coronavirus, which also apply to the French Overseas Territories. This included confining people to their homes except for outings for specific purposes effective from midday 17 March 2020. The local Prefecture website will have details of any further local restriction. Domestic flights have resumed. The authorities have lifted the majority of COVID-19 related restrictions. Free movement and opening of businesses is allowed. Schools have reopened. However, public gatherings of more than 50 people are still not allowed.

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    17.06.2020
  • New Caledonia

    International restrictions:

    All international flights to and from New Caledonia have been suspended until 31 May. French residents are able to transit through the country on their way to France. All passengers arriving in New Caledonia will be self-isolated for 21 days at their home or hotel. Checks will be undertaken by the local authorities. Passengers with symptoms (cough and fever) will be placed in quarantine at the hospital until their screening test is negative.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Domestic flights have resumed. The authorities have lifted the majority of COVID-19 related restrictions. Free movement and opening of businesses is allowed. Schools have reopened. However, public gatherings of more than 50 people are still not allowed.

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    27.05.2020
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    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    French Interior Ministry/
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