How to go


Portuguese and Brazilian citizens do not need a visa to enter Vanuatu if they present a plane ticket that proves departure from the country within 30 days, as well as a visa or relevant documentation that proves the right to enter the country of return or otherwise.


Officially, unless you come from a country at risk of yellow fever infection, Vanuatu authorities do not require any proof of vaccination. 

Hepatitis A and typhoid fever vaccines are advisable if you plan to visit Vanuatu.

Vanuatu also remains one of the Pacific archipelagos plagued by malaria (several variants including falciparum, one of the most worrying) and by Dengue fever. Of the entire archipelago, the exceptions are Port Vila, Futuna, Tongoa, Aneityum and the Mistery Islands. Follow preventive treatment before, during and after possible exposure to mosquitoes. Possibly more importantly, if you visit risky areas, wear light clothing that covers your arms, legs and feet, use repellent and/or mosquito nets and, at night, use a mosquito net. It is recommended that you check a traveler's consultation and to take malaria medication on time before traveling to Vanuatu. 

For more information on traveling health, see the Health Portal of the Ministry of Health and Tropical and Traveler Medicine Clinic. In FitForTravel find country-specific health and disease prevention advice (in English).


A Star Alliance fly from Lisbon to Sydney or Auckland with the Lufthansa (tel: 707 782 782) via Frankfurt and Singapore from €800. Airlines that fly from Australia, New Zealand and the Fiji Islands to Vanuatu include Air New Zealand, Air Vanuatu, Fiji Airways, Virgin Australia and How many. Return flights from these countries to the capital of Vanuatu, Port Vila, start at €250.