This summarizes requirements stipulated by the Ministry of Health that are effective from 12 September onwards considering the ongoing Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) for COVID-19. Information available on this webpage supersedes previous information issued by the Ministry of Health.
Health Requirements for 12 September onwardsDownload requirements for 12 September 2022 onwards: ENGLISH
Vanuatu citizens and foreign nationals including tourists can travel to Vanuatu. Please refer to the Department of Vanuatu Immigration and Passport Services website for the most up-to-date information on the entry documents required.
01Before Travel to Vanuatu
- Full vaccination against COVID-19 is encouraged but not required.
- Testing for COVID-19 is not required.
- Those who are unwell are encouraged to postpone travel.
02During travel to Vanuatu
- Wearing of a mask is encouraged but not required.
- A well-fitted mask can be worn during an air flight to Vanuatu, at the airport upon arrival, and thereafter as desired.
03Upon Arrival to Vanuatu
- There are no other specific health restrictions that apply to international travellers who have recently arrived in Vanuatu.
- Quarantine for arriving travellers is not required.
- Testing upon or after arrival is not required if there are no symptoms and there has been no exposure to COVID-19.
The above requirements also apply to those entering Vanuatu by sea, if there are no symptoms and there has been no exposure to COVID-19.
04Whilst in Vanuatu
- Travellers who experience COVID-19 symptoms are encouraged to undertake testing for COVID-19.
- Any traveller who tests positive for COVID-19 or who develops symptoms of COVID-19 and cannot get tested is required to isolate until there has been no fever and no worsening or new symptoms for at least 48 hours. Release from isolation does not require a negative PCR or negative RAT result.
- Medical care should be sought if there are any danger signs or if symptoms have not improved within 5 days.
- Isolation can be undertaken at home or in hotels and resorts.
- Foreign nationals are to meet all medical expenses in Vanuatu for any ailments and injuries, including COVID-19. This also applies to those travellers visiting family and friends. Travel insurance for foreign nationals is encouraged for this purpose.
Tips for Travellers
The Ministry of Health have developed tips for travellers at different stages of the process. See here: https://covid19.gov.vu/index.php/travelling-to-vanuatu/tips