Travel formalities during Covid-19

All travel formalities listed below that you must adhere to prior, during and on arrival. Before your flight, check the travel documentation needed for your destination.

➜ All formalities

 

To New Caledonia 

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The application decree n°2021-1201 dated  17 septembre 2021 is stating the following for all passengers of 12 years old and over wishing to travel to New Caledonia : 

 

  • all the passengers will need to provide the proof of a full immunisation scheme realized with one of the Covid 19 vaccines authorized by the European Commission :
    • for the“ COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen ” : 28 days after the injection of one dose ;
    • for the other vaccines: 7 days after the injection of the second dose,  except for the persons that have contracted the covid 19 virus, benefiting of  one dose only and this delay occuring after one dose only.
    • for the passengers from 12 to 17 years old, or with medical contraindication listed in the decree n°2021-699 1rst June 2021, they will need to provide a negative PCR or antigenic test realized 24h before departure flight. 

 

  • all the passengers will need to provide Present their Travel Certification (issued by the Government of NC) :
    • stating the agreement to proceed  to a Covid -19  test (PCR-RT, antigenic test or self-test performed under the supervision of a health professional) upon arrival in the territory;
    • indicating the location of the seven-days/ 14-days period during which testing may be performed;
    • stating the agreement to proceed  to a Covid -19  test (PCR-RT test, antigenic self-test performed under the supervision of a health professional) at the end of this period.
    • ➜ Dowlnload form . Form to be filled online and please present approval received from the governement at check in counters. Please keep the document to final destination. Aircalin and any other airline departing on your trip to New Caledonia will deny boarding to any passenger who does not present one of these documents.

 

  • all the passengers (vaccinated or not) 12 years old and over  to present a negative PCR or antigenic test less than 24 hours old before departure*. This test will be checked by the air operator upon boarding. *Except for passengers who can provide a proof of full vaccination scheme as per above  travelling from Papeete or Wallis that need to present either a negative RT PCR test less than 72h old or a negative  antigenic test less than 48h  old before departure. Aircalin will deny boarding to passengers who do not present one or the other of these documents.

 

  • wearing a face mask is mandatory before, during and after the flight, including during check-in and bag collection. 

 

 

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To France 

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For the fully vaccinated passengers : 

  • A proof of their fully vaccinal status > More information
  • No obligation of an imperative reason to travel including for the minors travelling with them

For the non vaccinated passengers :

  • For all travelers over 11 years old : a proof of a negative Covid 19 PCR test carried out within 72 hours before boarding (PCR test only). It is mandatory and will be requested upon boarding.
  • A certificate of exceptional travel from or to an overseas territory 
  • An Health Declaration form testifying that you don’t present Covid symptoms.
  • Health Declaration form to be completed confirming that you have no COVID symptoms :

➜ Download form Download, print, complete and present at check in counters. Please keep the document to final destination.

  • A certificate of exceptional travel from or to an overseas territory subject to compelling reasons :

➜ Dowlnload form Download, print, complete and present at check in counters. Please keep the document to final destination.

 

FOR ALL PASSENGERS :

  • Wearing a face mask is mandatory before, during and after the flight, including during check-in and bag collection. 
  • Passengers that can justify of their valid vaccinal status are exempted of the certificate for exceptionnal travel.

 

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From Nouméa to Wallis & Futuna 

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  • Passengers need to submit their demand to the COV for approval. The COV will confirm them with the precised travel formalities required (tests, selfconfinement etc..). Contact : cov@wallis-et-futuna.pref.gouv.fr
  • Travel authorisation is subject to imperious reasons only : medical, work or family
  • Wearing a face mask is mandatory before, during and after the flight, including during check-in and bag collection. 

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To French Polynesia 

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All travelers are subject to the 3 mandatory conditions for non vaccinated passengers ( health, family, work):

Passengers not vaccinated or not immunised : 

  • 10 days of mandatory quarantine in Tahiti in a dedicated structure ( at the passenger charge)
  • Covid test performed at Day 0, Day 4 and Day 8

All passengers

Provide proof of a negative  PCR  test  carried out within 48h before boarding 

While boarding at Tontouta airport, all passengers will be requested  to present for boarding : 

  • Approved ETIS certificate (for vaccinated passengers) or conditionnal ETIS (for non vaccinated) with their authorization to board from the French Polynesia Authority received 2 days before departure

Wearing a face mask is mandatory before, during and after the flight, including during check-in and bag collection. 

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To Australia 

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Travel from Noumea to Australia is subject to conditions. They are restricted to fully vaccinated passengers who are Australian residents, permanent residents or their immediate family (parents, children, spouse) passengers travelling for medical reasons and those who hold specific student or work visas. For a list of who can travel to Australia visit  - https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions .

All travelers are subject to the mandatory conditions:

  • Wearing a face mask is mandatory before, during and after the flight, including during check-in and bag collection. 
  • Passengers should complete the Australia Travel Declaration ATD a minimum of 72 hours before departure for Australia. When filling out the ATD you will need to:
  • provide your contact details, including a contact phone number in Australia
  • make a legally binding declaration in relation to your vaccination status
  • make a declaration regarding your last 14 days travel history
  • acknowledge that when you check-in for your flight, you must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test taken within 3 days of your flight’s scheduled departure to Australia or a negative antigenic test taken less then 24h prior departure. (unless you are medically exempt)
  • make a declaration that you are aware of the quarantine and testing requirements that apply in the state or territory you are landing, and the penalties for non-compliance.
  • Penalties will apply for giving false and misleading information, including potential criminal prosecution for providing false or misleading information.  This is set out in section 137.1 of the Criminal Code Act 1995. Travellers may also have to undergo hotel quarantine at their own expense.

  • From 22 January 2021, if you are travelling to or transiting through Australia you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test translated both in french and english to your airline, taken 72 hours or less before your scheduled departure or a negative antigenic test taken less then 24h prior departure. The translation of the document must be requested at the test center while doing the test.

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Rules for international arrivals into New South Wales :

From 12:01am on 31 December 2021, fully vaccinated international passengers arriving in NSW must get a COVID-19 rapid antigen test:

  • within 24 hours of arriving in NSW (and can stop self-isolating once they receive a negative result from this test)
  • on or after day 6 after arriving in NSW.

For more information visit New South Wales Governement.

 

Health & safety measures applicable to the following countries on our network 

The passengers travelling to a non french country and requested to show a negative covid 19 PCR test for their travel, need to make sure to have a both french and english translation of the test. The translation of the document can be requested at the test center.

Learn more about travel formalities in New Zealand, in Japan, in Vanuatu, in French Polynesia, in Fiji and for other destinations.

Flight shedule

Update 10 January 2022

WARNING : As part of the measures aimed at ensuring the safety of our passengers and our staff, and in application of decree 2020-860 of July 10,2020, we inform you that it is mandatory to wear a mask from your arrival at the airport terminal, during your circuits in transfer vehicles till your final destination.

In the context of the changing conditions of entry into NC and the reopening of some destinations, Aircalin is setting up a flight program based on the gradual resumption of certain routes and the applicable formalities:

Some flights are open for sale to all passengers, some are subject to restrictions (in number of passengers or eligibility), some are limited to the carriage of cargo for supplies. This section is updated regularly, according to official information we receive.  

 

Commercial flights to France 

Flights from Noumea to mainland France operate three times a week (Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays) connecting with Air France and other partners via Tokyo Narita. Additional weekly rotations are also scheduled during the school vacation period (until mid-February).  The flight schedules are as follows:

  • Noumea-Tokyo  departure from de Noumea 12:55pm, arrival Narita 08:00am

Passenger flights between France and Noumea

Flights to Noumea are open for sale but passengers are requested to comply with specific travel formalities. Schedule as per below : 

  • Departure from Tokyo-Nouméa at 12:15am, arrival  in Noumea at  10:55pm

 

Return tickets and special one-way are available for sale at your usual  points of sale and on Aircalin website aircalin.com.

 

 Flights from/to Wallis

One flight per week scheduled on Thursday. Flight Noumea-Wallis : Cargo flight only. Flight Wallis-Noumea only for passengers connecting directly to Paris. Other passengers need to request the authorisation to travel from the authority. 

 

Passenger flights between Sydney and Noumea

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Passengers are required to quarantine for 7 days upon arrival in New Caledonia at their own expense. Flights to /from Sydney are restricted to fully vaccinated australian citizens, permanent resident and immediate family members ( child, parent, spouse). Passenger under 12 are exempted of the justification of the vaccination scheme. Return tickets and special one-way are available for sale at your usual  points of sale and on Aircalin website aircalin.com.

➜ Conditions of entry in Australia

 

 Flights to French Polynesia

  • Next flight 30 of december : DépartureNoumea 09:05, arrival Papeete 17:35 on the 29 of december
  • Then, one weekly flight up to end of March

Rapatriation flights from French Polynesia to Noumea

  • Next flight 29 of december : Départure Papeete 19h35, arrival Nouméa  23h on the 30 of december
  • Then, one weekly flight up to end of March

 

Rapatriation flights from/to Port-Vila

No date confirmed
 

Cargo flights to/from Noumea

  • 3 flights/ per week to/from Paris on tuesday, friday and sunday. An additional flight is plan on wednesday in december.
  • 2 flights /per week to/from Sydney on tuesday and saturday
  • 1 flight/per week to/from Auckland on thursday from 11 november  to 30 december 2021