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Country Information

New Caledonia

Travel money

Recommended:
  • Banknotes in local currency
    For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
in addition to:
  • Travel Cash Card in Swiss francs (CHF)
    For ATM cash withdrawals
    For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

Travel Cash

Phone +41 31 710 12 15
  • The Travel Cash Mastercard card is accepted at major hotels and restaurant
  • ATM cash withdrawals outside bigger communities or cities may not be available.

Credit cards

  • Acceptance of credit cards is limited. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

Banknotes

Local currency / ISO Code
CFP franc XPF
Currency exchange rate (effective date)
XPF 100 =~ CHF 1.05 ; CHF 1 =~ XPF 95.24 (01/2020)
Import local currency
unlimited; the equivalent of EUR 10'000.00 or more must be declared
Import foreign currency
unlimited; EUR 10'000.00 (equivalent) or more must be declared
Export local currency
unlimited; the equivalent of EUR 10'000.00 or more must be declared
Export foreign currency
unlimited; EUR 10'000.00 (equivalent) or more must be declared

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.

Tourism

For current travel informations visit also http://www.eda.admin.ch/

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 Prepaid Services Ltd therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.