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

  • Vanuatu Situation Report #60 – 23 January 2022 23/01/2022

    As of 22 December 2021, all of Vanuatu has been at Alert Level 0 (Low risk): no cases.

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  • Vanuatu Situation Report #59 – 23 December 2021 23/12/2021

    A person who arrived to Vanuatu from Fiji on the 24th of November and another who arrived from Australia on 1st of December 2021 who were detected as active COVID-19 cases...

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  • Two border cases now recovered: Vanuatu is COVID-19 free 22/12/2021

    22 December 2021 A person who arrived to Vanuatu from Fiji on the 24th of November and another who arrived from Australia on 1st of December 2021 who were detected as active...

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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.

As of 22 December 2021, there are no active cases of COVID-19 in Vanuatu. Two people who were in isolation have been declared as recovered and provided health clearance by the medical team for discharge from isolation.

Therefore, as of 22 December 2021, Efate and Offshore islands have returned to Level 0: Low risk (no cases). Everywhere in Vanuatu is currently at Level 0: Low risk.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been seven (7) active COVID-19 cases in Vanuatu, all of which have been detected in quarantine, moved to an isolation ward, and have subsequently been declared as recovered and discharged from isolation. There has been no community transmission of COVID-19 in Vanuatu detected to date.

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. An updated COVID-19 Health Sector Preparedness and Response plan (version 6) was released in December 2021 and is available here.

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