If you have a fever, cough AND difficulty breathing, go to your nearest health facility.
Avoid physical contact with others. If you can, call ahead.

Emergency only – Vila Central Hospital (VCH): 112
Emergency only – Doctor in charge, VCH: 22100
Emergency only – Ambulance (Paid/subscriber service): 115

UPDATE 14 October 2021: Simulation Exercise planned for Port Vila postponed

The Simulation Exercise that was planned for 21-23 October 2021 has been postponed. New dates for the SimEx will be confirmed shortly.

Please note that no widescale lockdown is currently planned. The SimEx will be conducted in selected locations of Port Vila that will include 5 shops, 1 church, 1 school and 3 simulated community isolation centers. Those locations to be included in the SimEx will be advised in advance. No interruptions to interisland transport are anticipated at this stage.

All scenarios used will be theoretical. The public is encouraged to avoid the spread of false or misleading information and rumours. Any real changes or updates on the COVID-19 scenario will be provided through official Situation Reports available here: https://covid19.gov.vu/index.php/situation-reports


On 31 December 2019, the Government of China reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan, Hubei Province. A novel coronavirus was identified in January 2020. On 30 January 2020, the WHO Director-General declared the COVID-19 outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). On 11 March 2020, a Global Pandemic was declared.

Globally, as of 16 October 2021 there have been 173,331,478 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 3,735,571 deaths, reported to WHO.

This Ministry of Health website includes the latest health information and updates related to COVID-19.

Non-health information related to the SOE is available on the website of the National Disaster Management Office.

Since the 22nd of April 2021, there have been no active cases of COVID-19 in Vanuatu. Therefore, Vanuatu is at Alert Level 0: Low (no COVID-19 cases). The COVID-19 Health Sector Preparedness and Response Plan outlines the strategic approach for preventing importation, ensuring detection at the border, slowing and stopping transmission, optimising care for patients and minimising the impact of COVID-19.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been three (3) active COVID-19 cases in Vanuatu, all of which have been detected in quarantine. There has been no community transmission of COVID-19 in Vanuatu. From over 23,000 tests conducted in Australia and New Zealand on people arriving from Vanuatu, none have detected COVID-19.

  • From 1 January 2020 to 21 March 2021, 1,149 people who travelled from Vanuatu undertook approximately 2,298 tests for SARS-CoV-2 during quarantine in New Zealand. No test results were positive.
  • From February 2020 to April 2021, 10,512 people who travelled from Vanuatu undertook approximately 21,024 tests for SARS-CoV-2 during quarantine in Australia. No test results were positive.

The situation can change, with the most recent health information available in Situation Reports. A new Vanuatu Outbreak Alert System was launched on 20 August 2021. This informs the public about outbreaks or increases of communicable disease. For more information on Alert Levels for COVID-19 go here .

This Ministry of Health website includes the latest health information and updates related to COVID-19.