New Caledonia Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

New Caledonia Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to New Caledonia, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

New Caledonia is a beautiful destination located in the heart of the South Pacific. Characterized by its breathtaking coastline, wild and unspoiled nature, mountain ranges, bays and fresh landscapes, New Caledonia is the ideal place to relax. Popular activities among visitors include swimming and hiking, or visiting the Isle of Pines and the Loyalty Islands. To discover the true nature of New Caledonia, venture into the wilderness and discover the Melanesian tribal traditions and the Caldoche farms. Noumea with the Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre is unmissable.

While traveling to New Caledonia, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
A beautiful turquoise lake in New Caledonia

Recommended travel vaccinations for New Caledonia

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Yellow FeverMosquito bites
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to New Caledonia

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide or DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline or MefloquineRecommended anti-malaria medication

Current Weather in New Caledonia


Medical Care in New Caledonia

Medical care is of good quality in New Caledonia, yet the only health facility available is the Gaston-Bourret Hospital. This provides a 24/7 emergency unit and ambulance service and is affiliated with the Territorial Hospital Centre Gaston-Bourret. You can also access private clinics such as New Caledonia such as the Clinique de Nouméa and the Site Baie des Citrons. Outpatient services are available in smaller hospitals such as the Centre Hospitalier du Nord in Koumac and the Eastern Hospital located in Poindimié.

There are several pharmacies in New Caledonia which are well supplied with pharmaceutical products and open 24/7.

If you require an ambulance service in New Caledonia, you should dial 112.

Is New Caledonia Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Road safety Grande Terre main roads are all paved
Public transportation Buses and ferries available
Risk level Normal security precautions
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit New Caledonia?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

If staying under 90 days, then only a passport is required to enter New Caledonia. The passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the date of departure.

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Embassy of Canada to New Caledonia information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Australian Consulate to New Caledonia (NOUMÉA)
Street Address:
Immeuble Norwich, Level 2, 11 Georges Baudoux street,
Artillerie, Noumea, New Caledonia

Tel.: 687 272 414

Email: [email protected]

Canadian Embassy to New Caledonia (CANBERRA)
Street Address:
Commonwealth Avenue,
Canberra ACT, Australia 2600

Tel.: (61) 2 6270 4000
Fax: (61) 2 6270 4060

Email: [email protected]

Click here to access the embassy’s website

When you’re in New Caledonia, you can visit the Australian Consulate General in Nouméa. Please note that this is the website for the Canadian High Commission in Australia. There is no Canadian government office in New Caledonia.