New Caledonia

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.

Chikungunya

In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

Dengue

In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

DTP

Vaccination against DTP is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

MMR

Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) vaccination (BMR vaccination in Dutch) is recommended for travelers to this country who are not protected against measles yet. This includes children from 6 months and up who have not yet received their childhood MMR immunization.

Typhoid fever

Vaccination against typhoid fever depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Yellow Fever - compulsory from Yellow Fever area

In this country Yellow Fever is prevalent. There is a potential risk for travellers. Vaccination is recommended. Vaccination is possibly COMPULSORY when traveling from a Yellow Fever area. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.

Yellow Fever - possibly recommended

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.

Zika virus

In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

A healthy trip to New Caledonia: prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to New Caledonia as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey. 

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows you to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for New Caledonia? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your New Caledonia vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for New Caledonia? Please feel free to contact us via 0900 109 109 6 (€1,00 per call, only reachable from within the Netherlands) or send an email to travelclinic@klm.com. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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