Wallis and Futuna

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not issue a travel advice for Wallis and Futuna at this time.

Australians are advised to read the General advice to Australian travellers which provides general information about safety and security, local laws and customs, entry and exit requirements, health issues, travel and health insurance and consular assistance and registration.

It is important to consider your physical and mental health before travelling overseas. We encourage you to consider having vaccinations before you travel. At least eight weeks before you depart, make an appointment with your doctor or travel clinic for a basic health check-up, and to discuss your travel plans and any implications for your health, particularly if you have an existing medical condition. The World Health Organization (WHO) provides information for travellers and our health page also provides useful information for travellers on staying healthy.

Outbreaks of the mosquito-borne illness dengue fever occur in Wallis and Futuna, especially during the warm wet months of February to May. It is strongly recommended you take precautions against being bitten by mosquitoes, including using insect repellent, wearing long, losse-fitting, light coloured clothing and ensure your accmodation is mosquito proof. For further information on dengue fever see the World Health Organization's factsheet.

All oceanic regions of the world can experience tsunamis, but in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, there is a more frequent occurrence of large, destructive tsunamis because of the many large earthquakes along major tectonic plate boundaries and ocean trenches. See the Tsunami Awareness brochure.

Australia does not have an Embassy or Consulate in Wallis and Futuna. Australians may obtain consular assistance from the nearest Consulate-General. This is in New Caledonia at:

Australian Consulate-General, Noumea

7th Floor, Immeuble Foch
19 Avenue du Marechal Foch
Noumea, New Caledonia
Telephone (687) 272 414
Facsimile (687) 278 001

All Australians travelling to Wallis and Futuna, whether for tourism or business or for short or long stays, are encouraged to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Australians can register in person at any Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate or on-line. The registration information provided by you will help us to find you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family emergency.

If the situation changes and a travel advice for Wallis and Futuna is issued, travellers can be automatically notified by subscribing to our e-mail subscription service.

Foreign Affairs Canada, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the US State Department also issue travel advice for their citizens.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra may be contacted on (02) 6261 3305.



While every care has been taken in preparing this information, neither the Australian Government nor its agents or employees, including any member of Australia's diplomatic and consular staff abroad, can accept liability for any injury, loss or damage arising in respect of any statement contained herein.