New Zealand Consulate-General Noumea, New Caledonia
Safe Travel is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade website designed for New Zealanders who are travelling or living overseas. You will find:
- travel advisories for specific destinations, with up-to-date information on security risks
- news features
- traveller’s checklist to help you plan your journey
- registration facility where you can log your travel plans in case you need to be contacted in an emergency
- Travelling with children
Safe Travel matters
Tens of thousands of New Zealanders travel overseas every year. It’s a diverse and exciting world out there. But it’s not always sun, fun and photos while you’re travelling. Sometimes things can go wrong.
Your best-laid plans can be upset by any number of problems. Theft, accident or illness can affect you or those with you. Even losing or damaging your passport can spoil your trip. You might also get caught up in civil unrest, natural disasters or even acts of terrorism.
Some problems are impossible to foresee or avoid. But by planning ahead and arming yourself with the right information, you can reduce the risks you might encounter overseas.
We encourage New Zealanders travelling to or residing in New Caledonia, French Polynesia or Wallis and Futuna to register their travel details with the Safe Travel registration facility. This is particularly important during the local cyclone seasons as all three countries have experienced serious cyclones in the past.