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New Caledonia Visa

New Caledonia customs

Free import

Tobacco by persons older than 17 years who originate from:
• Europe, Africa, America or Asia may take up to 1000 cigarettes or cigarillos or 250 cigars or 2 kilograms of tobacco.
• Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, New Hebrides,Indonesia) may take up to 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 400 grammes of tobacco.
• 1 litre of alcoholic beverages (except aniseed or absinth) plus 2 bottles of wine or champagne;
• A reasonable quantity of perfume for personal use.


• Dogs and cats:Import generally prohibited.
• All sorts of plants, seeds, flowers and soil are prohibited unless brought in on import permit.
• Raw meat: Prohibited except if originating from Australia, Canada, Denmark, French Polynesia, Ireland (Rep. of), New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, U.S.A. or Vanuatu, and provided being accompanied by a sanitary certificate in the form prescribed by the veterinary department of New Caledonia;
• All types of "Pitbull" dogs (e.g. Staffordshire terrier, American Staffordshire terrier), Mastiff, Tosa will be sent back to country of origin.


• Pets allowed from E.U. countries:
* Accompanied by certificate of residency (valid for more than 6 months when travel commences);
* Rabies vaccination: rabies control measures and quarantine period is 1 month.Import from all other countries:
* Quarantine period is 6 months;
* Allowed only if coming (transit stop in other countries is allowed, provided the animal does not leave the aircraft during such stops) from a country that has been rabies free for at least 2 years;
* A 5-day quarantine period is compulsory;
* The animal must be accompanied by: An import permit and a zoosanitary certificate issued by an official veterinary surgeon in country of origin within 3 days before departure.

• Rottweilers may now be imported loaded in a rigid plastic container conforming to Air France rules.
• Birds - Generally prohibited except if coming from a country free of aviary pest and newcastle disease. Parrots: import max. 2 per person (owner for more than 6 months), and the animal must be free of psittacosis.
• Cooked meat and other animal products: must be covered by a sanitary certificate in the form prescribed by the veterinary department of New Caledonia.