Vanuatu Travel Information
Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the authorities
have implemented measures for visitors, among other
things. a. Entry restrictions. It is per. March 20
introduced an entry ban for foreign nationals (with some
exceptions). For more information about coronavirus, see
the section Health.
Most trips to Vanuatu are completed without any
special problems. There is no Norwegian foreign service
station on Vanuatu.
The risk of terrorist incidents on Vanuatu is
considered low. There is little crime, but minor thefts
Travelers, and especially women, are advised not to
travel alone to remote areas and beaches. It is also not
advisable to walk alone in the evening.
Normal reservations are recommended. Vanuatu is
regularly exposed to earthquakes and volcanic activity.
There are active volcanoes on Ambae, Ambrym, Gaua,
Lopevi and Tanna.
Cyclones are most common between November and April,
but can also occur otherwise in the year. Floods and
landslides can cause major traffic problems.
Norwegian citizens staying for a shorter or longer
period in Vanuatu are encouraged to register on
Norwegian citizens are encouraged to have valid
Local emergency numbers: Fire 112/22333, police
112/22222, ambulance is not recommended.
In case of crisis or emergency, you can contact the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24-hour operating center on
tel. +47 23 95 00 00 or e-mail UDops@mfa.no
Coronavirus: In connection with the
outbreak of coronavirus (covid19), Vanuatu has decided
that anyone traveling to Vanuatu must fill out the
"Incoming Passenger Health Declaration" form before
boarding the aircraft. Furthermore, it is stated that
all travelers arriving in Vanuatu and who have departed
from, or transit via mainland China/Taiwan/Hong Kong/or
Macao will be denied access to the country.
- Countryaah: Port-Vila is the capital
of Vanuatu. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
It is also stated from Vanuatu that travelers who
have been leaving, or transit through, the above
locations since December 31, 2019, but have been staying
outside these locations for the past 14 days, must
complete "Medical Clearance Form 1", where they confirms
that they have no respiratory disease. Persons arriving
in Vanuatu who have symptoms of respiratory disease
(flu, runny nose, fever, headache, chest pain or
difficulty breathing) are advised to postpone the trip
to Vanuatu as they may be denied entry into the country.
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
Norwegian citizens do not need a visa if they stay up
to 30 days. A visitor's permit is issued on arrival upon
presentation of a valid departure ticket and proof that
one has the means to pay for the stay. The passport must
be valid for at least six months after the departure
If you want to stay at Vanuatu for more than 30 days,
you must apply for a visa. More information about
Vanuatu visas can be found here.
Only passports are accepted as identification
It is the traveler's responsibility to ensure that
travel documents are valid. It is recommended to check
in advance if it is allowed to visit islands and
Coronavirus (covid-19): Due to the
spread of the virus, the authorities of March 20 have
introduced a ban on foreign nationals (with some
exceptions). Information on the measures can be read on
the Ministry of Health website. It is the authorities of
Vanuatu who are responsible for updating the websites.
Norwegian travelers should also keep abreast of the
development of the coronavirus, as well as keep up to
date with guidance and instructions from the authorities
You can find more information and guidance from the
Norwegian health authorities on the website of the
Norwegian Institute of Public Health. See also UD's
answers to frequently asked questions about travel and
The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention
recommends vaccines against malaria, hepatitis A and
typhoid before entering Vanuatu. Read more on Traveler's
Vanuatu has three official languages: Bislama,
English and French.
The currency is vatu, but Australian dollars are also
accepted in some places, mainly in Port Vila and
Luganville. Credit cards can be used in Port Vila and
Luganville. ATMs can be found in Port Vila, Efate and
Vanuatu is nine hours ahead of Norway.
The area code for calls from Norway to Vanuatu is
+678. The telephone network is stable and there are
internet cafes in Port Vila and Luganville.
Normal opening hours are from 10am. 07:30 - 17:00
Monday to Friday. Banks have business hours 07:30 -
15:30. 230 volts is standard for electrical outlets.
Tipsing is considered rude.
The temperature at Vanuatu varies from 18 to 28
degrees. January to March are the wettest months.
Public Holidays: January 1 - New Year's Day, February
21 - Father Lini Day, March 5 - Custom Chief's Day, Good
Friday, Easter 2, May 1 - Workers Day, July 24 -
Children's Day, July 30 - Liberation Day, August 15 -
Assumption Day, October 5 - Constitution Day, November
29 - Unity Day, December 25 - Christmas, December 26 -