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

Recent Updates


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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 4:20pm CEST, 25 October 2021, there have been 243,260,214 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 4,941,039 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 24 October 2021, a total of 6,697,607,393 vaccine doses have been administered.

On 24 October 2021, two active cases of COVID-19 were detected in quarantine. Therefore, Efate and Offshore islands have moved to Level 1: Medium (cases at the border). Everywhere else remains at Level 0: Low. 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 five (5) 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.