New Caledonia is a special French collectivity located in the Pacific Ocean, east of Australia, north of New Zealand and west of Fiji. New Caledonia has a tropical climate that is strongly influenced by the sea. It rains a lot during the wet season, between December and April, that also often deals with tropical storms. Therefore, the colder season, between May and November, is the best time to travel to New Caledonia. The islands offer heavenly white beaches and seas that are ideal for sailing, snorkelling and diving. Scuba divers can marvel at the second largest coral reef in the world. Besides this, the islands offer waterfalls, lagoons and virgin forest, and the capital of Nouméa, which is worth a visit. Nouméa is also known as the Paris of the Pacific.
In this country Yellow Fever is not prevalent. However, when you’re traveling FROM a Yellow fever area vaccination can be COMPULSORY. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.
Recommended vaccinations and risks
Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.
In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
There is an increased risk of measles in this country. A MMR (Mumps Measles Rubella) vaccination is recommended for anyone who has not been vaccinated against measles or has experienced the disease.
In the Netherlands, most children now receive a vaccination against BMR. We therefore recommend a vaccination for some travellers. This advice depends on age, past vaccinations and diseases experienced.
Vaccination against typhoid fever depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.