Travellers departing Vanuatu

What do I need to exit Vanuatu?

There are currently no health requirements of the Government of Vanuatu for exit from Vanuatu.

Well in advance of travel, you should carefully check the requirements of the countries that you intend to transit through and enter. Requirements may change rapidly so it is important to remain aware of any updates.

Some countries, airlines and venues require proof of negative SARS-coV-2 test results or proof of full vaccination prior to entry or travel. Please ensure that you plan well in advance so that results and certificates are obtained within the correct timeframe.

How do I get tested for SARS-CoV-2 before I exit Vanuatu?

Sampling and testing by PCR for the purpose of travel can be arranged via Vila Central Hospital for a fee of 25,000 vatu per person. Some private clinics may also take samples for this purpose which are sent to VCH for testing. Results usually take 24 – 48 hours but this can differ. Travelers are advised to organize their tests in advance. Further information on how to obtain testing in Vanuatu is provided in the below document.

How do I get an official letter (certificate) confirming I was vaccinated in Vanuatu?

The Ministry of Health issues letters to confirm COVID-19 vaccination status for those who received doses in Vanuatu and who wish to travel overseas. Issuance of the certificate is currently limited to those who are fully vaccinated.

To obtain the vaccination certificate, please come to:

  • Location : Reception at the Ministry of Health in Latika Complex (next to Family Market)
  • Days : Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays (except public holidays)
  • Time : 9.00am to 11.30am and 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

You must provide copies of your vaccination card and passport. Please anticipate some waiting time for issuance of the certificate.

Those who are not in Port Vila should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provided a signed request letter along with scanned copies of the vaccination card and passport.