22 Jun 2020

Covid-19 quarantine in New Caledonia shortened

6:16 am on 22 June 2020
New Caledonia tourism

New Caledonia tourism Photo: RNZ Walter Zweifel

New Caledonia has shortened the mandatory isolation period for arriving travellers from three to two weeks.

The government and the French High Commission decided to do away with the third week, which had been added in April as an additional measure against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Within New Caledonia all remaining restrictions after the lockdown were lifted at the start of this week but the borders remain shut except for returning residents and some French personnel.

Almost 500 people are currently in government-managed hotel quarantine for two weeks.

Until today there was a requirement to self-isolate for another week at home.

New Caledonia has recorded 21 Covid-19 cases which were all imported.

The last two were detected this month among the police flown in from France.

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