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The Vanuatu Government and the Vanuatu Tourism Office have been working with the tourism industry throughout the country to ensure the safety of the People of Vanuatu and travellers once borders can safely reopen. 

We have introduced the Safe Business Operations (SBO) initiative. 


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The Vanuatu tourism industry is working hard to welcome international travellers back to Vanuatu in a Covid safe way, and the Vanuatu Government's Safe Business Operations guidelines are in place to address any business health protocols. This is currently being rolled out across the country. 


The Safe Business Operations program trains Vanuatu's tourism and hospitality businesses to ensure enhanced cleaning, personal hygiene, and protection measures are in place to combat the spread of Covid-19 and ensure the safety of visitors and locals once borders open. 

Similar to the programs in place in Australia and New Zealand, all accredited Safe Business Operations tourism businesses will:

  • Have a dedicated Covid-19 safety officer that is up to date on the Ministry of Health guidelines and the Vanuatu Alert Outbreak system, who will act as a point of contact and authority for visitors and employees on any questions to do with travel and tourism in Vanuatu and Covid-19.

  • Be "Triple C Certified". Triple C stands for clean, caring and checked, and it's a signifier for travellers that the business has undertaken the Safe Business Operations training program and offers enhanced safety measures for guests and employees. Certified businesses will be allowed to use a "Triple C Certified" logo on their websites and social media and to display it at the entry of their businesses. It will also be shown on business listings on our website as guidance for travellers. 


Vanuatu is committed to the protection of guests and locals alike as borders open, and we know safety will be a key consideration for travellers when choosing where they venture, stay, eat and play. 

Completion of the Safe Business Operations program includes a compliance audit ensuring full implementation of the program. This means that you can travel with peace of mind, knowing you have an informed and trained point of contact that can provide Covid-19 advice while you're in Vanuatu. Look out for the logo to easily identify which accommodation providers and tour operators offer this enhanced level of safety and protection. 

The Safe Business Operations program commenced earlier this year and will continue to run until each of Vanuatu's more then 300 tourism and hospitality businesses are certified. 


Travellers and locals in Vanuatu will be called on to play their part in keeping everyone safe once borders open.

Everyone will be required to:

  • Practice physical distancing, maintaining at least 1.5 metres distance from others

  • Sign-in or check-in anywhere they go

  • Wear a mask in indoor public spaces

The Safe Business Operations-trained Covid-19 safety officer in each business has responsibility for ensuring these measures are followed.

Stay tuned to our website and social media pages (Facebook and Instagram) for updates on protection and safety measures in Vanuatu and check out our YouTube Channel to view our Safe Business Operations Videos.

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