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COVID-19 Updates from Department of Tourism

Welcome to the website of the Vanuatu Department of Tourism.

As of early October 2020, Vanuatu remains on a short list of countries globally which have not yet detected the COVID-19 virus within it's borders. As a precaution to protect the health of Vanuatu citizens, entry to the country is currently not possible or is reserved for essential travel.

The Department of Tourism is currently working with governmental and international partners to assist in readiness preparations and adjustment strategies in light of the unfolding situation.

For more information and updates on outcomes related to these activities, please check back here for upcoming news.

A Message from the Director

Jerry Spooner, Director of Tourism"It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Tourism website. This website is designed to provide information to all those who are interested in the tourism sector in Vanuatu."

"This website provides relevant information on government policies, regulations, procedures and laws of the country that impact on tourism standards, cruise tourism and product development relating to tourism development to ensure that your tourism activity does not directly or indirectly degrade the natural environment and cultural heritage of the people of this country. The information that is available on this site is applicable to both locals and foreigners."

"As head of this department I have great pleasure in welcoming you to the resources that is available through this site and hope that the information is useful for your individual purpose."

— Director of Tourism, Jerry Spooner

Vanuatu: A remote, undiscovered tropical paradise on your doorstep

Vanuatu is an independent Melanesian nation of the South Pacific whose famously hospitable people occupy a chain of 83 pristine islands blanked by tropical rainforests and cooled by the Pacific trade winds. In times of unrestricted travel, Vanuatu receives direct flights from Australia, New Zealand, Noumea, Fiji, Solomon Islands and China.

Interested in planning your next adventure in Vanuatu? Visit the country's official travel guide at Vanuatu.Travel and follow our official Instagram page @VanuatuIslands

We support Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable tourism is an approach to tourism development that seeks to achieve a balance of economic viability, social acceptability and environmental responsibility.The Vanuatu Sustainable Tourism Policy (VSTP) provides a guiding framework and direction for the Government of Vanuatu (GOV) and all stakeholders to develop their tourism sector in a sustainable manner.

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