New Caledonia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Banned
Testing: Test not required
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: No
Events: Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Fully Open

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 16.02.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers arriving from Wallis and Futuna Isl.;
– residents of New Caledonia, their spouses and children. They must present a completed Travel Certificate before boarding and to immigration upon arrival obtained at;
– residents of Wallis and Futuna Isl. who are nationals of France. They must present a completed Travel Certificate before boarding and to immigration upon arrival obtained at
2. 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.
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 [email protected]
5. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
6. Airline crew are subject to medical screening.


Detailed Tourist Information

Officials have extended restrictions through at least July 31, 2021. Inbound international commercial flights remain suspended, though authorities will authorize some repatriation, freight, and medical transport flights. Foreign nationals remain banned from entry, except for those essential to the economy. Most returning residents have to quarantine for 14 days in government-run facilities; returning residents from Wallis and Futuna do not have to isolate. Officials will quarantine visitors displaying COVID-19 symptoms at a medical facility. The government has lifted all domestic COVID-19-related restrictions. Gatherings of all sizes may occur, restaurants and bars can operate without contact tracing or capacity limits, and residents do not need to wear face coverings on public transport.

Lockdown Details

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.

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