COVID-19 UPDATES

Vanuatu is amongst those countries with very low active covid-19 casis . This page is dedicated to provide the most up to date information and advice on covid-19 and government's response. The VFIPA is committed to keeping its customers up to date on recent developments when they become available through regular updates presented in this webpage.

TRACKING COVID-19 IN VANUATU

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ACTIVE CASES (All detected in quarantine)

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RECOVERED (Through local treatment)

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VACINATION ROLLOUT (Astrazenecca and Sinopharm)

IMPORTANT: TRAVELLING REQUIREMENTS TO VANUATU

While travelling to Vanuatu remains restricted, visitors and residents can still enter the country provided they meet the strict entry measures currently in place. It is therefore important that this information is well-read and understood prior to confirming travelling plans.

Who can enter Vanuatu?

Travel to Vanuatu is currently restricted. The Ministry of Health classify travelers as high or low risk based on their health, COVID-19 exposure history, and country of travel origin. Risk of travel origin includes the epidemiological situation as well as the duration of travel (with stopovers considered to increase risk) and strength of the surveillance systems. This is used to determine the number of travelers from high or low risk areas allowed to enter the country, within defined traveler numbers and quarantine caps.

If you are travelling from a region or country listed below you must have a COVID-19 PCR test before travelling. The PCR test must be done no more than 72 hours before the scheduled time of departure of your flight (or the first flight if you have one or more connecting flights booked for your travel to Vanuatu).

VFIPA Covid-19 updates and related news

November 12, 2021 / Covid-19 updates

Delta Variant Cases in Vanuatu

Two confirmed Delta Variant Cases in the Country, but well-contained under quarantine protocol Vanuatu’s Prime Minister (PM), honourable Bob Loughman...
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July 21, 2021 / Covid-19 updates

Extension of the State of Emergency (SoE) in Vanuatu

State of Emergency Notice The VFIPA wishes to advice all existing and potential foreign investors of the latest Government update...
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July 15, 2021 / Covid-19 updates

Good rollout of AstraZeneca & Sinopharm to date

Administration roll out of COVID-19 A total of 19,332 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine has been administered, since the national rollout...
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June 25, 2021 / Covid-19 updates

COVID-19 News Update

Vaccine Roll-Out: Increased awareness very crucial People must listen to advices from medical professionals when they say that vaccines are...
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June 9, 2021 / Covid-19 updates

Arrival of 20,000 Sinopharm doses & 22,400 syringes from China

Covid-19 Doses Vanuatu has officially received the 20,000 doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine and 22,400 syringes from the Chinese Government....
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June 9, 2021 / Covid-19 updates

Pacific Community Updates

COVID-19 Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, WHO has worked with countries and areas in the Western Pacific Region...
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Health Press Releases and related policy advises on how the Government is responding to the covid-19 global pandemic.

VANUATU GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC STIMULUS – COVID-19

The Government is committed to helping business communities and other essential services during the disturbing period caused by covid-19 by committing VT4 billion in fiscal stimulus. The stimulus is targeting key selected and essential programs.

Supporting workers, business and communities
The Government is spending VT4.2 billion in fiscal stimulus, which is equivalent to around 5.5 per cent of annual gross domestic product (GDP).The economic response is helping to keep people employed, address short-term cash flow challenges and set up medium and longer term recovery efforts.

Employment Stabilization Payment (ESP) – VT 2.5 billion
The Government is helping businesses to keep workers employed by paying eligible businesses VT30,000 for every registered worker for the months of March, April, May and June.

Small & Medium Enterprise(SME) Grant - VT400 million
The Government will pay a one-time cash grant of VT60,000 to every small and medium business that has an annual turnover of VT200 million or less.

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