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Vanuatu Tourism Office confirms the drop of pre-arrival testing

The Vanuatu Tourism Office has advised that from 12 September, visitors to Vanuatu will no longer be required to produce a negative COVID-19 test before entering the country.


Making it even easier for Australians 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.



Any traveller who tests positive for COVID-19 or who develops symptoms of COVID-19 will need to isolate for 48 hours. For more information on these requirements please head to Vanuatu’s Ministry of Health website here.


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 Australia.  


Air Vanuatu has also resumed its services with five non-stop flights from Sydney, one direct service a week from Melbourne and three non-stop flights a week from Brisbane to Port Vila. Virgin Australia will also resume flights from Brisbane to Port Vila, up to five times a week from March 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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Published: 9 September 2022

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