Vanuatu (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 27 October, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Fully vaccinated travelers will still be required to complete 14 full days of quarantine.
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
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: No
Events: Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Fully Open

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 27.09.2021
1. Until 31 December 2021, Vanuatu’s borders are closed.
– This does not apply to humanitarian flights.
2. Until 31 December 2021, 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 COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that:
– they were vaccinated with Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or
– they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac at least 14 days before arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 18 years.
4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
5. Passengers must complete a “Online Travelers Health Registration Form” 24 hours before departure at
6. Passengers are subject to medical screening; and
– a COVID-19 test upon arrival; and
– quarantine for 14 days.
7. A completed “Airport Health Screening Form” must be presented to immigration upon arrival.
8. 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

An official national curfew not currently in place, but business operations may limited to prescribed hours. Note that curfews and other measures may be imposed by provincial government authorities.

Effective September 30, 2021, the NCC has designated Western, Eastern Highlands, and West Sepik as “high-risk” provinces, and will implement restrictions on public or religious gatherings, public venues, and domestic passenger movements on aircraft into/within/from these provinces. The only pre-approved travel into/within/from these provinces will be for health workers, business travel, and students. Additional details regarding restrictions applicable to “high-risk” provinces can be found in NCC Domestic Measure No. 3 (September 24, 2021)


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