Travel advice for New Caledonia.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for New Caledonia.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in local currency

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

CFP franc XPF

Currency exchange rate

XPF 100 = ~ CHF 1.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ XPF 100.00 (07/2020)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 10 h / +9 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

French

Language capabilities

English

Capital

Nouméa

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Paris (Frankreich), 142 Rue de Grenelle
Tel. +33 1 49 55 67 00

Opening hours

Banks

7.30 - 11.30 h and 13.30 - 16.30 h (Mon -Fri)
7.30 - 11.30 h (Sat)

Stores

8.00 - 12.00 h and 14.00 - 18.00/20.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 13.00 h (Sat)

Driving
  • Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 1 year previously, varies by rental company.

  • International driver's licence recommended.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Risk of dengue fever.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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