The Vanuatu Ministry of Health has cleared all returned citizens and residents,
arrivals from international flights, to go home after 14 days in quarantine at a hotel.
“The Ministry of Health confirms that the people in quarantine are cleared to return home and be
reunited with families and friends,” said Len Tarivonda, Director of Public Health. “We appreciate that
it has not been the easiest of times and thank these individuals and their families for their full
cooperation to keep our country safe”.
While the Ministry of Health affirms that to date there are no confirmed
and no suspected cases of the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 in Vanuatu there is a closer threat
within the country’s borders, category five Tropical Cyclone Harold.
COVID-19, a disease caused by a new coronavirus, spreads most easily from close contact with
an infected person. Symptoms can include fever, coughing and sneezing, and breathing
The Ministry of Health wishes to inform the public about the outbreak of novel Coronavirus affecting
multiple countries in Asia and the USA. The Ministry of Health has developed a plan to prevent, detect
and respond to any suspected cases of Novel Coronavirus infection.