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Vanuatu Travel Restrictions

18.83% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 15.79% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Vanuatu.

Vanuatu entry details and exceptions

These travel restrictions do not apply to Vanuatu citizens, Permanent residents (having physically resided in Vanuatu for at least 3 years). Foreigners with valid residency permits issued before April 2020. Dependents of valid residency visa holders who are currently in Vanuatu (dependents must apply for a residency visa before traveling to Vanuatu). Foreigners with a valid Special Category Visa issued before April 2020 (with approval). And partners must have a valid residency or Special Category Visa.

Temperature screening is required for all travellers on arrival in Vanuatu.


Outgoing travel to VanuatuTravelling from New Zealand to Vanuatu

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Vanuatu.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 28 days upon entering Vanuatu.

Documents
Pre-Registration Form

This registration is to be completed by all people wanting to travel to Vanuatu.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Vanuatu

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Vanuatu must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Vanuatu will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Vanuatu. Please check the official guidelines from Vanuatu for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Vanuatu.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Vanuatu.

  • Restaurants in Vanuatu are closed. Bars in Vanuatu are closed.

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