Foreign travel advice

Vanuatu

Summary

The tropical cyclone season normally runs from November to May. You should monitor local and international weather updates and follow the advice of the local authorities. See Natural disasters

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

The Vanuatu Geohazards Department has issued level 2 alerts for both the northern and southern volcanoes of Ambrym and Tanna. Local communities and tourists have been banned from visiting the rim of these craters. There is a (lower) level 1 alert for a volcano on Ambae island.

In January, Air New Zealand, Qantas and Virgin Australia announced the suspension of flights to Vanuatu. You should contact your travel agent or airline for the latest information.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

There’s 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 Vila or the French Embassy may also be able to help.