Published on : Thursday, February 11, 2021
New Caledonia will maintain travel restriction owing to Covid-19 spread till the end of July. Earlier the restrictions were to end by March, however, the present scenario forced rethinking and the government made it official that movement in this current situation is risky. Hence, travel restrictions extended for the safety of people.
Flights to and from Wallis and Futuna are exempt as are a limited number of flights to the French mainland via Japan and medical evacuation flights to Sydney. One-off flights are planned to Vanuatu this month and to French Polynesia next month. New Caledonia recorded no local transmission of Covid-19, but 29 cases in managed quarantine, which is compulsory for all arrivals for two weeks. One hotel in Noumea has been set aside for quarantine against payment for experts and specialists. With seat capacity limited, the territory’s carrier Aircalin announced in August that it would stop accepting bookings until Christmas.