Travel formalities during Covid-19

 

All travel formalities listed below must be followed by all passengers prior to, during and on arrival of your flight. Before your flight, check the travel documentation needed for your destination.

IMPORTANT : It is the passenger's responsibility to comply with the health, immigration and travel rules issued by the relevant authorities of the countries of departure, transit and arrival in your itinerary. A number of information links are available below. We invite you to read them carefully.  

 

➜ Identity documents and visas

➜ All formalities

 

Depending on your destination, from the age of 6, a surgical mask may still be required during all phases of your journey from check-in to destination for all passengers traveling on an Aircalin-operated flight. Fabric or washable masks are not permitted.

Formalities by destination

To New Caledonia

As of Monday, August 1, 2022, all sanitary requirements to New Caledonia are lifted, according to the Decree 2021-699.

For more information on Covid-19 formalities, visit New Caledonia government website.

 

Note: Masks are no longer mandatory on our flights to New Caledonia. However, it remains an effective way to protect yourself and others.

To Metropolitan France

As of Monday, August 1, 2022, all sanitary requirements to Metropolitan France are lifted, according to the Decree 2021-699.

For more information on Covid-19 formalities, visit New Caledonia government website.

 

Note: Masks are no longer mandatory on our flights to France. However, it remains an effective way to protect yourself and others.

To Australia

IMPORTANT: Changing travel restrictions:

  • Removal of pre-departure testing since April 18, 2022;
  • Removal of mandatory vaccinations as of July 6, 2022;
  • Removal of the DPD Digital Passenger Declaration as of July 6, 2022;
  • Removal of self-tests on arrival as of July 6, 2022.

However, you must have a valid visa: eVisitor Subclass 651 visa for EU citizens, ETA Subclass 601 visa for non-EU citizens.

Note: Masks are no longer mandatory on our flights to Australia. However, it remains an effective way to protect yourself and others.

➜ Read more

 

For your return to New Caledonia, please refer to the formalities section above To New Caledonia

To New Zealand

IMPORTANT: Changes to travel restrictions from 12 September 2022:

  • Removal of mandatory vaccinations;
  • Removal of pre-departure testing;
  • Removal of self-testing on arrival.

 

For all travellers to New Zealand, a Travel Declaration (NZTD) will be required in advance. 

In order to complete this form, required up to 48 hours prior to your flight, please bring along:

  • Your flight number and arrival date in New Zealand;
  • Your passport;
  • Your proof of tests and vaccination (if required);
  • Emergency contact information.

➜ Complete the form

 

However, you must have a valid visa:

➜ Apply for a visa

 

Note: Masks are no longer mandatory on our flights to New Zealand. However, it remains an effective way to protect yourself and others.

To French Polynesia

As of Monday, August 1, 2022, all sanitary requirements to French Polynesia are lifted, according to the Decree 2021-699.

For more information on Covid-19 formalities, visit New Caledonia government website.

 

Note: Masks are no longer mandatory on our flights to French Polynesia. However, it remains an effective way to protect yourself and others.

To Singapore

To travel to Singapore you must: 

  • from the age of 12, provide proof of a complete vaccination schedule (two doses or certificate of recovery with at least 1 dose) performed at least 2 weeks before arrival;
  • present an electronic Singapore Arrival Card with Health Declaration (eHDC) obtained within 3 days before arrival. Obtaining an Arrival Card.

➜ Read more

 

For unvaccinated people, entry to Singapore is only possible on exceptional reasons. You will also need to respect a 7-day isolation upon arrival and must purchase Covid-19 insurance.

➜ Apply

 

Note:

  • Masks are no longer mandatory on our flights to Singapore. However, it remains an effective way to protect yourself and others.
  • Please be advised that electronic cigarettes are not permitted in Singapore, in transit and at Changi Airport. Therefore, please ensure that you do not carry electronic cigarettes either on your person, in your carry-on luggage, or in your checked luggage.

➜ Read more

To Japon

If you are triple vaccinated :

The presentation of a negative PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before the flight is no longer required for travellers with a full vaccination schedule (3 doses). The authorised vaccines are : Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen and 2 doses only for : Novavax and Covaxin/Bharat Biotech. The information on the vaccination certificates (name and surname, date of birth, vaccine name, date of vaccination and number of doses) must be written (or translated) in Japanese or English.

However, some restrictions related to your country or region of stay prior to your arrival in Japan still apply:

On 30/09/22 New Caledonia is in blue zone: ➜ Read more about the classification of countries by zone 

Zone Do you have a complete vaccination schedule? Pre-departure test Arrival test

Quarantine

Blue zone Yes Not required - -
No Required - -
Yellow zone Yes Not required - -
No Required Required 3 days*
Red zone Yes Not required Required 3 days*
No Required Required 3 days**

* Your quarantine will be interrupted if the test is negative during the home quarantine. You will have to stay in quarantine for 5 days if the test is not done.
** Your quarantine will be terminated if the Covid-19 test is negative on the third day of quarantine in the dedicated facility.

If you are unvaccinated :

However, a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old is still required for unvaccinated persons, in addition to regional restrictions. Only the model certificate issued by the Japanese Ministry of Health should be used in this case.

➜ Read more

Note :

  • All persons (vaccinated or unvaccinated) intending to travel to Japan will be required to complete an online form regarding quarantine procedures. 

  • Masks are no longer required on our flights to Tokyo. However, it remains an effective way to protect yourself and others.

To Vanuatu

From 12 September 2022, all health requirements for Vanuatu have been removed.

 

It is strongly recommended to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but unvaccinated persons are also allowed to travel to Vanuatu.

➜ Read more

 

Note: Masks are no longer mandatory on our flights to Vanuatu. However, it remains an effective way to protect yourself and others.

To Wallis and Futuna

From Noumea or Nandi to Wallis and Futuna

From Friday 26th August:

  • Due to the evolution of the sanitary situation in Wallis and Futuna, the tests to enter the territory are no longer required.
  • Non-vaccinated people should justify a compelling reason to travel to the country.

 

Note: Masks are no longer mandatory on our flights to Wallis and Futuna. However, it remains an effective way to protect yourself and others.

To Fiji

Passengers traveling from New Caledonia or Wallis and Futuna to Fiji must:

 

Unvaccinated : Unvaccinated persons, are not allowed to travel to Fiji except for exceptional reasons.

 

Note: Masks are no longer mandatory on our flights to Fiji. However, it remains an effective way to protect yourself and others.

Other destinations

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 Japan and for other destinations.