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Vanuatu Entry Requirements

Vanuatu Tourism Office confirms entry requirements ahead of the country’s reopening

The Vanuatu Tourism Office is pleased to share the updated expected entry requirements for international travellers into Vanuatu when borders reopen on 1 July.

To enter Vanuatu come July, tourists will simply need to provide:

  • A certified negative Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) result from within 24 hours of departure, or
  • A certificate of infection and recovery from within 28 days of departure, if they have recently had Covid-19.
Vanuatu Entry Requirements

More information on how travellers will need to present the relevant certificates is to come.

Once in Vanuatu, there is no arrival testing required. However, travellers will be asked to play their part in keeping both locals and visitors safe by practising good hygiene and physical distancing. 

If a traveller tests positive for Covid-19 while in Vanuatu, they will need to isolate for seven days in a managed Government designated and approved facility – this may include hotels and resorts or other government health centres, subject to availability.

Vanuatu Entry Requirements

Regarding travel between Vanuatu’s provinces, both Shefa, the home of Vanuatu’s capital of Port Vila and Sanma, which boasts the country’s largest island, Espiritu Santo, have reached Health Recovery Level 1 status and will be ready to reopen to tourists from 1 July, in line with the Vanuatu Government’s Roadmap to Reopening. Please visit covid.19.gov.vu to view the most up to date information on Vanuatu’s provinces/islands and their statuses.

Flights to Vanuatu are available to book now, with Air Vanuatu offering five non-stop flights from Sydney, one direct service a week from Melbourne, and three non-stop flights a week from Brisbane to Port Vila. For more information or to book, please visit airvanuatu.com.

For more information on entry requirements and for updates on deals and product offerings ahead of Vanuatu’s reopening, please visit vanuatu.travel/au.

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Adrian Stacey
Adrian Stacey
Scuba Diver ANZ Editor, Adrian Stacey, first learned to dive on the Great Barrier Reef over 24 years ago. Since then he has worked as a dive instructor and underwater photographer in various locations around the world including, Egypt, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico and Saba. He has now settled in Australia, back to where his love of diving first began.
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