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Vanuatu is a small country made up of almost 80 islands resting in the Southern Pacific Ocean. This archipelago is known for its unique island life, beaches and water-based adventures.
Port Vila is home to many exciting destinations, such as the National Museum of Vanuatu. There are also the nearby Rainbow Botanical Gardens. If tourists want to shop, head to downtown Port Vila to find the local, bustling market. One can even take a tour to Ekasup Cultural Village, or go swimming or jetskiing nearby.
Other popular destinations in Vanuatu include Mount Yasur, located on Tanna island. This active volcano erupts frequently. But, it also provides the soil for some of the best local coffee, include that of the Mount Yasur Coffee Collaroy.
If anyone is looking for a unique culture, Vanuatu is exactly what they are looking for.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Vanuatu. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Vanuatu: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and influenza.
Malaria and dengue are present on Vanuatu. Take precautions including using insect repellent and netting. Antimalarials are recommended for travelers to the island.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
You will not need a visa if you visit the country as a tourist and plan to stay up to 30 days.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Vanuatu has a tropical climate year round with temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s. The country has a long rainy season, with high levels of precipitation every month. The average rainfall is at about 93 inches a year, but can reach as high as 160 inches in the northern islands.
Vanuatu has the highest national disaster risk. This is because the islands experience heavy rainfall, cyclones, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
Serious crime is uncommon on Vanuatu. But, pickpocketing theft and other petty crime does occur. Stay alert and try not to expose yourself to danger. Do not travel alone at night and avoid traveling alone in general.
Credit card skimming and ATM fraud are common. Take precautions and consider bringing cash with you.
Women should also traveling alone at night, or in isolated areas. While civil disorder is also rare, you should avoid protests and public demonstrations.
Since much Vanuatu is a chain of islands, water sports and activities are common. Whether it’s swimming, diving or snorkeling, Vanuatu is the perfect place if you want to try something new.
But, these extreme marine sports are as much dangerous as they are fun. Many activities, such as diving or snorkeling, can put you right among oceanic animals. It is best to avoid these creatures if you can.
It may seem fun to dive into these types of adventures, but a single mistake can wash out your entire vacation.
Vanuatu is a small, but fun, destination. Make sure you have everything you need to enjoy it.
All Americans visiting Vanuatu should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
There is no embassy in Vanuatu, but the embassy in Papua New Guinea serves the area:
U.S. Embassy Port Moresby
P.O. Box 1492
Papua New Guinea
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