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Last verified: Saturday, 4. July 2020 at 07:21 AM

Vanuatu Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Vanuatu

Local Situation: 3.3 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Vanuatu. We detected travel advisories from 3 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.3 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Vanuatu

There are currently no officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Vanuatu. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Vanuatu.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Vanuatu

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Vanuatu.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Vanuatu from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Exercise normal precautions in Vanuatu. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/vanuatu-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/vanuatu

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Vanuatu's Northern and Central Provinces are recovering from Severe Tropical Cyclone Harold. Services in these areas have been restored. Inter-island travel by air is possible, but may be changed or suspended at short notice. All ports of entry are currently closed, except with approval of local authorities. Commercial flights to and from Australia are suspended. ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/vanuatu

Individual rating changes for Vanuatu

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Vanuatu. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Vanuatu changed from 3.0 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Vanuatu with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Vanuatu changed from 2.5 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Vanuatu to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Vanuatu changed from 1.0 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Vanuatu with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Vanuatu changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Vanuatu with a rating of 1.0.

About Vanuatu

Vanuatu with its capital Port Vila is a country in Oceania (Melanesia), slightly larger than Connecticut (12,200 km²). The country is located Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Australia. The climate can be described as tropical; moderated by southeast trade winds from May to October; moderate rainfall from November to April; may be affected by cyclones from December to April. The landscape is mostly mountainous islands of volcanic origin; narrow coastal plains. With a population of about 0.22 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Port Vila
Population less than one million
Size 12.200 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than Connecticut
Common languages Bislama, English, French
Currency Vatu (short: VUV)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +678
Internet Top Level Domain .vu
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 VU
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 VUT
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 548

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Vanuatu is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • most of the population does not have access to a reliable supply of potable water

Natural hazzards

  • significant volcanic activity with multiple eruptions in recent years; Yasur (361 m), one of the world's most active volcanoes, has experienced continuous activity in recent centuries; other historically active volcanoes include, Aoba, Ambrym, Epi, Gaua,
  • tropical cyclones (January to April)
  • tsunamis
  • volcanic eruption on Aoba (Ambae) island began on 27 November 2005, volcanism also causes minor earthquakes

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Vanuatu. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. fish freezing
  2. food
  3. meat canning
  4. wood processing

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. cocoa
  3. coconuts
  4. coffee
  5. copra
  6. fish
  7. fruits
  8. taro
  9. vegetables
  10. yams

Ni-Vanuatu Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Vanuatu.

Export products

  1. beef
  2. cocoa
  3. coffee
  4. copra
  5. kava
  6. timber

Import products

  1. equipment
  2. foodstuffs
  3. fuels
  4. machinery

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Vanuatu?

Vanuatu is currently rated at 3,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 3 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Vanuatu.

Is it safe to travel Vanuatu in 2020?

Visiting the country Vanuatu is usually fine. The score is at 3,3 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Vanuatu?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 3 individual sources for Vanuatu.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Vanuatu?

There are currently no officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Vanuatu. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Vanuatu.

What is the size of Vanuatu?

Vanuatu has a size of 12,200 km² or 4,710 mi² which is slightly larger than Connecticut.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.