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Vanuatu travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes
Airlines Updates

Published on 09.07.2020
Air Vanuatu increases Espiritu Santo service June – August 2020

Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Vanuatu
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Vanuatu.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Nationals of Vanuatu,
    • Residents of Vanuatu, provided they have resided in Vanuatu for the last 3 years,
    • Passengers holding a valid residence permit issued prior to April 2020,
    • Business owners holding a valid residency visa,
    • Dependants of a valid residency visa holder who are currently in Vanuatu (passengers must apply for a residency visa prior to arrival in Vanuatu),
    • Passengers holding a special category visa issued prior to April 2020, provided holding approval from Vanuatu immigration prior to arrival,
    • Partners holding a valid residency or special category visa.
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Flight Restrictions

published 26.08.2020

Total entry ban
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to passengers with a Special Category Visa issued by Vanuatu before April 2020. They must have approval from the immigration.

Vanuatu’s borders are closed.
– This does not apply to humanitarian and repatriation flights.

Passengers must complete the “Online Travelers Health Registration Form” 24 hours before departure. The form can be found at forms.gle.

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site.

Arriving passengers are required to undergo 14 days’ quarantine at a government approved location at their own expense.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Malaria (2019)
Low to moderate malaria risk due predominantly to P. vivax exists throughout the year in most of the country.
P. vivax resistance to chloroquine has been reported. Malaria risk due to P. falciparum is still present.
WHO recommended prevention: C

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Full Restrictions

  • Vanuatu Latest News: Government extends state of emergency until end of year. (RNZ, 15.07.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *International travel: Commercial flights to and from Vanuatu are very limited. Air Vanuatu are running a small number of cargo services with some seats for passengers, to Brisbane, Auckland and Noumea. For travellers wishing to leave Vanuatu, the final outbound flight in 2020 will be a service to Brisbane, departing on 19 December. Air Vanuatu advise they will then re-open for bookings in January, with the first flight with passenger availability scheduled to depart for Auckland on Wednesday 13 January. Before making your onward flight booking from your transit point, you should check with your airline if you require a COVID-19 test, as these are not currently available in Vanuatu.

    The Government of Vanuatu has also issued specific instructions to crew on aircraft and foreign going sea vessels.
    Special consideration will be applied to medical evacuations, foreign diplomatic missions and international organisations in Vanuatu on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with Vanuatu’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Vanuatu: Domestic travel may be affected by the confirmation of the first case of COVID-19. Passengers should check with their airline about any restrictions on flights operating between islands.

    *Public places and services: A State of Emergency is in place in Vanuatu until 31 December 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are no restrictions in place on social gatherings. Restaurants, bars and supermarkets are permitted to open as usual, although some are operating a restricted service or have closed altogether in response to falling trade.

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    11.11.2020
  • Vanuatu Latest News: Government extends state of emergency until end of year. (RNZ, 15.07.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Vanuatu are very limited. Borders are closed to non-residents. Returning Citizens, permanent residents and diplomats will be allowed to return but will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
    The Government of Vanuatu has also issued specific instructions to crew on aircraft and foreign going sea vessels.
    Special consideration will be applied to medical evacuations, foreign diplomatic missions and international organisations in Vanuatu on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with Vanuatu’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency is in place in Vanuatu until 31 December 2020, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. There and no travel restrictions within Vanuatu, flights are operating between islands but frequency may be lower due to limited demand. There are no restrictions in place on social gatherings. Restaurants, bars and supermarkets are permitted to open as usual, although some are operating a restricted service or have closed altogether in response to falling trade.

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    28.10.2020
  • Vanuatu Government extends state of emergency until end of year. (RNZ, 15.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Borders are closed to non-residents. Returning Citizens, permanent residents and diplomats will be allowed to return but will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
    The Government of Vanuatu has also issued specific instructions to crew on aircraft and foreign going sea vessels.
    Special consideration will be applied to medical evacuations, foreign diplomatic missions and international organisations in Vanuatu on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with Vanuatu’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A State of Emergency is in place in Vanuatu until 31 December 2020, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. There and no travel restrictions within Vanuatu, flights are operating between islands but frequency may be lower due to limited demand. There are no restrictions in place on social gatherings. Restaurants, bars and supermarkets are permitted to open as usual, although some are operating a restricted service or have closed altogether in response to falling trade.

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    01.09.2020
  • Vanuatu Government extends state of emergency until end of year (RNZ, 15.07.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    Borders are currently closed with no commercial flights entering or leaving Vanuatu.
    The Government of Vanuatu has also issued specific instructions to crew on aircraft and foreign going sea vessels.
    Special consideration will be applied to medical evacuations, foreign diplomatic missions and international organisations in Vanuatu on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with Vanuatu’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Returning Citizens, permanent residents and diplomats will be allowed to return but will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A State of Emergency is in place in Vanuatu until 31 December 2020, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. There and no travel restrictions within Vanuatu, flights are operating between islands but frequency may be lower due to limited demand. There are no restrictions in place on social gatherings. Restaurants, bars and supermarkets are permitted to open as usual, although some are operating a restricted service or have closed altogether in response to falling trade.

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    19.08.2020
  • Vanuatu Government extends state of emergency until end of year (RNZ, 15.07.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Borders are currently closed with no commercial flights entering or leaving Vanuatu.
    The Government of Vanuatu has also issued specific instructions to crew on aircraft and foreign going sea vessels.
    Special consideration will be applied to medical evacuations, foreign diplomatic missions and international organisations in Vanuatu on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with Vanuatu’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Returning Citizens, permanent residents and diplomats will be allowed to return but will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There and no travel restrictions within Vanuatu, flights are operating between islands but frequency may be lower due to limited demand. A State of Emergency is in place in Vanuatu until 10 July 2020, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. There are no restrictions in place on social gatherings. Restaurants, bars and supermarkets are permitted to open as usual, although some are operating a restricted service or have closed altogether in response to falling trade.

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    16.07.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Borders are currently closed with no commercial flights entering or leaving Vanuatu.
    The Government of Vanuatu has also issued specific instructions to crew on aircraft and foreign going sea vessels.
    Special consideration will be applied to medical evacuations, foreign diplomatic missions and international organisations in Vanuatu on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with Vanuatu’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Returning Citizens, permanent residents and diplomats will be allowed to return but will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A State of Emergency is in place in Vanuatu until 10 July 2020, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. There are no restrictions in place on social gatherings. Restaurants, bars and supermarkets are permitted to open as usual, although some are operating a restricted service or have closed altogether in response to falling trade.

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    02.07.2020
  • Vanuatu

    International restrictions:

    The international terminal at Port Vila Airport is closed until further notice. There will be no international flights operating in or out of the country.
    Special consideration will be applied to medical evacuations, foreign diplomatic missions and international organisations in Vanuatu on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with Vanuatu’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
    Returning Citizens, permanent residents and diplomats will be allowed to return but will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A State of Emergency is in place in Vanuatu until at least 10 June 2020, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. There are no restrictions in place on social gatherings. Restaurants, bars and supermarkets are permitted to open as usual, although some are operating a restricted service or have closed altogether in response to falling trade.

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    15.06.2020
  • Vanuatu

    International restrictions:

    The international terminal at Port Vila Airport is closed until further notice. There will be no international flights operating in or out of the country.
    Special consideration will be applied to medical evacuations, foreign diplomatic missions and international organisations in Vanuatu on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with Vanuatu’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
    Returning Citizens, permanent residents and diplomats will be allowed to return but will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

    Internal restrictions:

    A nationwide curfew is no longer in effect to allow Cyclone Harold-related relief work.
    A state of emergency is in place until at least 10 June. While schools have reopened and businesses are now allowed to operate, strict social distancing and hygiene measures are still required.

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    10.05.2020
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    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
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