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First case of Covid -19 in Vanuatu

As reported by the Vanuatu ministry of Health:

On 10 November 2020, the first case Of COVID-19 was confirmed in Vanuatu. The case was asymptomatic (not
sick) and was in quarantine during routine day 5 testing (with re-testing to confirm). The case is a 23,
year Old male ni-Vanuatu citizen repatriated from USA With an arrival date to Vanuatu Of 04 November 2020,
Physical distancing ard personal protection measures were applied and maintained during the flight, throughout
the arrival process, during transport to and during registration at the quarantine facility. Arrival screening was
undertaking following established protocols. The persor had been identified during pre-travel registration as
travelling from a higher-risk location, therefore was seated separately at the back Of the plane ard was screened
and transported separately from Other arriving passengers. The case did not share a room with anyone else at the
quarantine facility and is reported to have adhered to all appropriate measures throughout the travel and
quarantine process.

To read more from this article, please visit the article page on vanuatu Ministry of Health Facebook page.

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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

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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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