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New Caledonia Travel Restrictions

60.40% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 59.47% last week
Most visitors from the United Kingdom 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 the United Kingdom to New Caledonia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United Kingdom 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 the United Kingdom 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 the United Kingdom from New Caledonia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated travellers returning from New Caledonia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated travellers with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Qualified fully vaccinated travelers are not required to present a pre-departure test when traveling to England. However, they are still required to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test (either a lateral flow or PCR test) which will be taken on or before day 2 after arrival in the country. An individual traveling to the country is considered fully vaccinated if he/she meets the qualification indicated here.

Travelers who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or those who are not qualified under the fully vaccinated rules are required to present a pre-departure test (to be taken any time in the 3 days before the departure date), day 2 and day 8 PCR tests. They may check the pricelist and order the test thru these authorized testing providers.

Travelers from UK, NI and Wales could be fined £500 if they are unable to present a pre-departure test while travelers from Scotland will be fined £480.

Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena) are exempt from the test requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors returning from New Caledonia will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or those who are not qualified under the fully vaccinated rules arriving from non-red list countries are required to quarantine at home or in the place they are staying for 10 days.

Permitted travelers from the red list countries are mandated to quarantine in a managed hotel. They must be administered with day 2 and day 8 test. They will be required to continue their quarantine period regardless of the result of their day 2 test. For travelers who have positive result, quarantine will start from the date after the result of their day 2 test and they no longer need to use the day 8 test.

For travelers who will have a positive result after using the day 8 test, they will need to quarantine further. They will have to finish the quarantine starting from the date after the result of their day 8 test.

Travelers who have both negative result for day 2 and day 8 test will be out of the 10-day quarantine from the day they arrived in the country.

Travelers going to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are advised to check further details regarding their quarantine requirement.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for New Caledonia

Masks:Required on public transportation.

FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from the United Kingdom 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 the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter New Caledonia.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom 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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