Vanuatu (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Banned
Testing: Medical screening is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 12.04.2021
1. Vanuatu’s borders are closed.
– This does not apply to humanitarian flights.
2. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
This does not apply to:
– nationals of Vanuatu;
– permanent residents of Vanuatu who have resided in Vanuatu for the past 3 years;
– passengers with a residence permit issued before April 2020;
– passengers with a residence visa;
– passengers with a Special Category Visa issued before April 2020 and an approval from immigration.
3. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
4. Passengers must complete a “Online Travelers Health Registration Form” 24 hours before departure at
5. Passengers are subject to medical screening; and
– Coronavirus (COVID-19) test upon arrival; and
– quarantine for 14 days.
6. A completed “Airport Health Screening Form” must be presented to immigration upon arrival.
7. Airline crew are subject to medical screening upon arrival and quarantine.


Detailed Tourist Information

All ports of entry are closed until further notice. Vanuatu nationals arriving on repatriation flights are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days. Passengers must fill out a form online.

Lockdown Details

Vanuatu currently has limited measures in place to limit the spread of coronavirus. The island of Tanna is under lockdown restrictions. The nationwide State of Emergency has now been extended up to at least July 30.

There are no restrictions on social gatherings.

Restaurants, bars and supermarkets are permitted to open as usual, although some may be closed or offering limited service because of lack of customers.

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