Lightening of the entry system to Wallis and Futuna: arrival of the first flight without confinement in New Caledonia

The first non-confined passengers in New Caledonia arrived in Wallis this Thursday evening June 23. As a reminder, this is the 2nd phase of the reduction of the entry system into the territory.

This Thursday evening, a hundred passengers arrived from New Caledonia without going through the septaine box! This is the second stage of the simplification of the entry system into the territory. After complying with the anti-covid test formalities, they only have 3 days of confinement left directly in Wallis. The Tontouta report by Mirna Kilama and Kaio Tui.


As a reminder, the gradual easing of the health system to enter Wallis and Futuna came into force in mid-May, a decision taken by the members of the COMIS (covid monitoring committee) during their meeting on May 3.

A strict protocol has been put in place for entry to Wallis and Futuna. A 7-day confinement in a hotel SAS in New Caledonia for the vaccinated and fortnight for the non-vaccinated before flying, and of course if all the PCR tests are negative. On arrival, a 3-day confinement is still compulsory in hotel SAS before being able to join the families if the tests are negative.

Since this Thursday’s flight, confinement in New Caledonia has been abolished, only the three days of SAS on arrival in Wallis remain in force until July 11, when all the barriers will be lifted.

To date, only 32% of Wallisians and Futunians have a complete vaccination schedule. Far from the collective immunity recommended by health professionals. However, vaccinated or not, most inhabitants approve of the forthcoming opening of our borders. Some reactions in this report by Kilisi Moeliku and Viviane Dauphoud Eddos.


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