Foreign travel advice

New Caledonia

Summary

Some recent security incidents have led to roads being blocked or closed on safety grounds by local authorities. If this happens you should keep moving where it’s safe to do so, or stop and call 17 if it isn’t safe to proceed. You should be cautious around large crowds and follow the advice of local authorities.

UK health authorities have classified New Caledonia as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Tropical cyclones may occur, particularly between mid-December and mid-March. See Natural Disasters

New Caledonia is a French Overseas Territory. There is no formal British diplomatic representation. The British High Commission in Wellington can provide routine consular assistance. In an emergency you can also contact the Consulate-General of New Zealand in Noumea.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Most visits to New Caledonia are trouble free. Crime levels are low but you should take normal precautions.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.