Wallis and Futuna (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Covid-19 test required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Quarantine not required

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Banned
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Essential only
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery/Takeout only
 

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 https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Deplacements-entre-la-metropole-et-les-territoires-d-Outre-Mer;
– 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 https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Deplacements-entre-la-metropole-et-les-territoires-d-Outre-Mer.
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 https://tinyurl.com/4t5hl4zv.
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

Travellers must fill in a travel certificate (or “attestation”) (available here). All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake a test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for Wallis and Futuna. 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. You should check with your travel operator and the local Prefecture’s advice ahead of travel.

Airlines may refuse boarding to anyone who does not produce both proof of a negative result and the self-certified document.

It is also necessary to register with the Cellule d’Organisation des Vols (COV) before travelling to Wallis and Futuna. Further information is available on the website of the local Prefecture.

You may be subject to a period of quarantine upon arrival. Please see the website of the local Prefecture for further details.

These entry requirements are subject to change. For further information on the entry restrictions in place for French Overseas Territories, please see the French government’s website before travelling.

If travelling via France, you should also check our Travel Advice for France.
 

Lockdown Details

Wallis and Futuna have been in general confinement since Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

A prefectural decree determines general prohibitions and their strictly limited exceptions: to professional or health requirements.

In this context, trips are possible on the whole of the island of Wallis and that of Futuna:
For compelling family reasons in the direction of elderly or disabled family members, travel is possible within the only district of residence for Wallis;
To stock up on food, travel is possible within the only district of residence for Wallis.
The following measures are in effect within the framework of strict containment:
wearing a mask compulsory in public spaces (public roads, public establishments, establishments open to the public, etc.);
compliance with barrier and distance measures (do not kiss each other, do not shake hands, keep a distance of 2 meters, wash your hands regularly with soap or hydroalcoholic gel, etc.);
ban on all individual and collective sporting activities;
closure of bars and restaurants;
closure of schools;
suspension of religious ceremonies except for burials;
suspension of flights between Wallis and Futuna except for emergency supplies and medical evacuations.
A business continuity plan must be implemented in the administrations and companies in order to limit the presence of staff to what is strictly necessary.

Finally, family and friendly gatherings and any collective travel on the islets are strongly discouraged.
 

Sources

https://travelbans.org/oceania-australia/wallis-and-futuna/
Data Source: covidcontrols.co