You should be aware of ongoing political instabilities and take care around large gatherings and political demonstrations.

Vanuatu continues to recover from the effects of Tropical Cyclone Pam, which caused extensive and widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure across the country including the capital Port Vila in March 2015.

Most services have returned to normal. International flight schedules have resumed and all roads in Port Vila are open. Domestic airlines are operating to a new schedule. Check with your airline before travelling. The port is open with regular container ships bringing provisions into the country and cruise liners have returned to their normal scheduled visits.

Some hotels haven’t re-opened, so you should check your booking before travelling. Shops are open as normal and there are no reported food shortages in Port Vila. Water borne diseases are reported to be increasing. See Health

There is no British diplomatic mission in Vanuatu. The British High Commission in Honiara, Solomon Islands provides consular assistance for British nationals in Vanuatu. In an emergency the New Zealand High Commission in Port Vilamay also be able to help.

Vanuatu lies on the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’ and regularly experiences seismic and volcanic activity, with over 2,000 seismic events reported each year. See Earthquakes

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.