Foreign travel advice

New Caledonia


On 20 November 2017, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck near the Loyalty islands in New Caledonia. You should monitor media for the latest developments and follow the advice of the local authorities, including any evacuation orders.

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 the local authorities.

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

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.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in New Caledonia, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

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

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.