New Caledonia

Border Entry 🚫 - Restrictions 🚫
  • Entry Requirements

    • 🏠 Quarantine - βœ… Yes, quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

    • πŸ“‹ Test - πŸ”… Test not required

    • 😷 Masks - πŸ”… Masks are not required

  • Internal Restrictions

    • 🎊 Events - βœ… Should maintain social distancing measure.

    • πŸ” Attractions - 🚫 Open

    • 🚎 Transportation - βœ… Operational

    • πŸ›’ Shopping - βœ… Open

    • πŸ” Restaurants - βœ… Fully Open

Internal Restrictions

New Caledonia has lifted COVID-19 confinement measures but continues to strongly encourage social distancing and good hygiene. While a range of stores and service providers are open, many others are not. You can participate in individual and group leisure activities in limited circumstances. Authorities are enforcing mask-wearing and social distancing measures in New Caledonia (see Health). Fines apply for non-compliance.

Internal Restrictions: March 21, 2020 - PRESENT

Entry Requirements

Borders are closed until 31/12/2021, and entry by plane or by boat remains strictly controlled. Travel to New Caledonia is only available if you have been granted an individual exemption. All travellers arriving in New Caledonia must quarantine (vaccinated: 7 days/non-vaccinated: 14 days) at a designated facility. If you are not a New Caledonian resident, you will have to wait a little longer to visit New Caledonia. The Government of New Caledonia has decided to close the borders to protect the island from COVID-19 and thus allow the population to live normally while it carries out its vaccination campaign smoothly and successfully. All travellers entering the country (who must have a compelling reason (fr) for arrival) are subject to a mandatory seven to 14 day quarantine in hotels requisitioned for the purpose while their immunity is verified. Travellers vaccinated according to one of the following three scenarios are allowed to enter New Caledonia after seven days of quarantine: - having received two doses of Pfizer/BioNTech ComirnatyΒ© or Moderna vaccine; - having received at least one dose of Pfizer/BioNTech ComirnatyΒ© or Moderna vaccine, and who can provide evidence of previous Covid-19 infection; - having received one dose of AstraZeneca vaccine, supplemented by a dose of messenger RNA vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer/BioNTech). In all other cases, a strict 14-day quarantine is applied. Companies wishing to bring staff or individuals of French nationality (or foreign nationality, on request) or to expedite their entry or return to New Caledonia for a compelling reason may make a reservation at their own expense with the Beaurivage and Gondwana hotels via this notification form available on (subject to the advice of the New Caledonian Government). Passengers will be taken care of upon arrival at La Tontouta airport, and a mandatory PCR test will be carried out at the end of the quarantine. This protocol allows New Caledonia to maintain its "Covid-free" status by ensuring that the person vaccinated is properly immunised and not contagious. To learn about the procedures, click here (fr) .

Border Restrictions: March 21, 2020 - December 31, 2021

Entry Regulations

Published 27.07.2021 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to passengers with a completed Travel Certificate obtained at 2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years. 3. Passengers traveling to Noumea (NOU) must register before departure at 4. Passengers traveling to Wallis Isl. (WLS) and Futuna Isl. (FUT) must register with the Authorities before departure at 5. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 7 or 14 days. 6. Passengers must have a completed sworn statement obtained at 7. Airline crew are subject to medical screening.

Last Update: September 2, 2021

Latest Changes

March 10
  • ⚠️ To go into strict lockdown after detecting nine cases. CGTN

March 07