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New Caledonia reopens to international travellers

New Caledonia reopens to international travellers

Australians are now able to jet off to New Caledonia for a holiday after the country announced it was dropping quarantine requirements and reopening its borders.

Australian travellers will be required to perform either a PCR test valid for less than 72 hours before departure or a Rapid Antigenic Test valid for less than 48 hours before departure.

To find out more about the entry requirements, please visit: 

Julie Laronde, New Caledonia Tourism’s General Manager says “It is a big day for the country as restrictions are being lifted. After more than 2 years of COVID closure, it is a very exciting time and the opportunity to rebuild tourism to New Caledonia. We cannot wait to welcome our Australians neighbours back to our shores!”.

New Caledonia is Australia’ next door neighbour (less than 3 hours from Sydney and 2 hours from Brisbane). An amazing archipelago and holiday destination thanks to its combination of unique Melanesian culture, exotic South Pacific charm, and cosmopolitan French chic. Surrounded by the largest lagoon in the world, New Caledonia is famous for its variety of landscapes, cultures, activities, and its unique biodiversity.

Get there with Aircalin from $529 return

Coinciding with the reopening Aircalin is releasing a sales fare from $529* return from Sydney and Brisbane. The flight schedule is as follow.

Booking period : 11-25 March
Travel period: 11 March – 31 December
* Prices are RETURN airfares and include all taxes. (Surcharge dates may apply).

** Black out dates:
Sydney to Noumea: 02 – 08 July, 24 – 30 Sep., 21 – 31 Dec. 2022
Noumea to Sydney: 10 – 17 July, 02 – 09 Oct., 21 – 31 Dec. 2022
Brisbane to Noumea: 24 June – 03 July, 16 – 27 Sep., 09 – 31 Dec. 2022
Noumea to Brisbane: 02 – 10 July, 24 Sep. – 02 Oct., 10 – 31 Dec 2022

2 weekly flights until March 26 (Tuesday and Saturday)
3 weekly flights from March 27 (Tuesday, Friday, Saturday)

1 weekly flight until March 26 (Sunday)
2 weekly flights from March 27 until June 5 (Friday and Sunday)
3 weekly flights from June 05. (Wednesday, Friday and Sunday)

Flights will be operated on Aircalin’s brand-new Airbus A320Neo which the airline took delivery of in 2020 and A330Neo aircrafts which were delivered in 2019. Both aircrafts offer state of the art seating and the latest LED HD Touch screen TV’s, with an enhanced interactive system offering more than 90 programmes. Passengers will also be offered inflight Wi-Fi on both aircrafts.

For more info, visit www.aircalin.com.

Press contact:: Rebecca MARCHAL hello@nctourisme.com – +681 2 8123 0777

About Nouvelle-Calédonie Tourisme Point Sud (New Caledonia Tourism) New Caledonia Tourism (NCT), the New Caledonia tourist promotion agency, is an economic interest group (EIG) that serves as an interface between its institutional and professional partners in the sector to promote the destination on the international stage under the brand “New Caledonia Pacific Heart”. First founded in 2001 and funded by the New Caledonian Government and by local professional members’ contributions, the organisation is based in Nouméa but also has representation in Australia, Japan, Mainland France and New Zealand.


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