New Caledonia vaccinations: which ones do you need?
Are you travelling to New Caledonia soon? Prepare your trip well. We recommend certain vaccinations for New Caledonia although these are only mandatory when you enter the country from a country where yellow fever is prevalent. Which additional vaccinations you require, is dependent on the duration of your stay in this heavenly archipelago.
New Caledonia is a special French collectivity located in the Pacific Ocean, east of Australia, north of New Zealand and west of Fiji. Grande Terre – mostly known as New Caledonia – is the largest and principal island of the archipelago that also includes the Loyalty Islands – Lifou, Maré and Ouvéa – and several smaller islands. 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, which is a wonderful destination for beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts.
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. The city has many outdoor cafes, restaurants and bistros where you can enjoy croissants, baguettes and French coffees. Nouméa is also known as the Paris of the Pacific!
Regardless of your holiday itinerary for New Caledonia, please consider the risk of diseases and mosquito bites. Our KLM Health Services experts gladly tell you what vaccinations you require and provide advice on additional measures you can take to minimise health risk during your stay. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.
New Caledonia vaccinations: the most common risks
Various diseases are prevalent in New Caledonia to which you are likely not resistant. The right vaccines can protect you against these. Please view our list of the most common health risks and diseases in New Caledonia and read which specific vaccinations you require.