Vanuatu Visitor Information


Firstly, to get rid of a few myths. Vila water is perfectly safe to drink. It does, however, have a high calcium content so any little white specks floating in your tea doesn’t mean the milk is ‘off’ (it will be long-life milk anyway!).

You don’t need vaccinations against exotic tropical diseases but you should have an up-to-date tetanus shot in case of coral cuts and take medical insurance.

You can take wood carvings home with you, as long as you present them at Customs on return for inspection.

The climate is hot can be very humid. While historically November to March is the ‘wet’ season, over the last couple of years El Nino has sort of reversed the seasons. In the hot months, carry a bottle of water with you.

The currency is the vatu and the exchange rate is stable. All major credit cards are accepted and there are ATM‘s at supermarkets and outside the ANZ and Westpac banks. The best exchange rate is at Goodies souvenir shop and the 7/11 store in the main street.

We have compiled what we believe to be the definitive information web site, Vanuatu A to Z, and a comprehensive site on what to do and see in Vanuatu – Go Vanuatu – and if you have any specific queries, drop us an email and we’ll do the best to help you out.