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Last verified: Monday, 28. September 2020 at 07:18 AM

New Caledonia Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to New Caledonia

Local Situation: 3.7 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to New Caledonia. We detected travel advisories from 3 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.7 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in New Caledonia

There are currently 27 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in New Caledonia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in New Caledonia.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for New Caledonia

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for New Caledonia.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination New Caledonia from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.7 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise increased caution in New Caledonia due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   New Caledonia has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/new-caledonia-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/new-caledonia

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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A second independence referendum will be held on 4 October 2020. Avoid all demonstrations, protests, large public gatherings and roadblocks that may occur ahead of, during or after the vote and follow the advice of local authorities. New Caledonia has lifted COVID-19 measures but you can only enter if you're a New Caledonian resident or pre-approved visitor ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/new-caledonia

Individual rating changes for New Caledonia

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of New Caledonia. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for New Caledonia changed from 3.3 to 3.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for New Caledonia to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 23rd 2020

The total rating for New Caledonia changed from 3.0 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for New Caledonia with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for New Caledonia changed from 2.5 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for New Caledonia to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for New Caledonia changed from 1.0 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for New Caledonia with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for New Caledonia changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for New Caledonia with a rating of 1.0.

About New Caledonia

New Caledonia with its capital Noumea is a country in Oceania (Melanesia), slightly smaller than New Jersey (19,060 km²). The country is located Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia. The climate can be described as tropical; modified by southeast trade winds; hot, humid. The landscape is coastal plains with interior mountains. With a population of about 0.22 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Noumea
Population less than one million
Size 19.060 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than New Jersey
Common languages French
Currency Franc (short: XPF)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +687
Internet Top Level Domain .nc
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 NC
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 NCL
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 540

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems New Caledonia is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • erosion caused by mining exploitation and forest fires

Natural hazzards

  • cyclones, most frequent from November to March
  • Matthew and Hunter Islands are historically active

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of New Caledonia. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. nickel mining
  2. smelting

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. fish
  3. livestock products
  4. vegetables
  5. venison

New Caledonian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from New Caledonia.

Export products

  1. ferronickels
  2. fish
  3. nickel ore

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. foodstuffs
  4. fuels
  5. machinery

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for New Caledonia?

New Caledonia is currently rated at 3,7 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 3 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to New Caledonia.

Is it safe to travel New Caledonia in 2020?

The score is rather high (3,7) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to New Caledonia. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for New Caledonia?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 3 individual sources for New Caledonia.

What is the current Corona virus situation in New Caledonia?

There are currently 27 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in New Caledonia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in New Caledonia.

What is the size of New Caledonia?

New Caledonia has a size of 19,060 km² or 7,359 mi² which is slightly smaller than New Jersey.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.