Vanuatu Tourism Office confirms the drop of pre-arrival testing


The Vanuatu Tourism Office is pleased to share that visitors to Vanuatu will no longer be required to produce a negative COVID-19 test before entering the country, effective immediately.

Making it even easier for Kiwis to visit the South Pacific paradise, this change applies to all arrivals by air and sea. While full vaccination against COVID-19 is encouraged before travelling to the country, this is also not mandatory. Once in Vanuatu, there is no quarantine or arrival testing required.


If a traveller tests positive for COVID-19 while in Vanuatu or develops symptoms, they will need to isolate for seven days at their hotel or resort.

Vanuatu reopened its borders to international travellers for the first time on 1 July, with visitors now able to freely travel throughout the archipelago and experience the country’s once-in-a-lifetime moments. From trekking through the jungle of remote islands, visiting local villages and soaking in kastom to tasting the country’s fresh island cuisine (kai kai), Vanuatu offers all the best of a tropical island holiday, just a short flight from New Zealand.

Air Vanuatu has also resumed its services with three non-stop flights from Auckland to Port Vila, with an aim to further increase this capacity in 2023.


Travellers are encouraged to check the Vanuatu Tourism Office website for the latest information and health directions prior to travel, as well as for inspiration on visiting Vanuatu –  

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