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Vanuatu is well-renowned for it's amazing weather, volcanoes and pristine natural environments. As an island nation, it's relatively free from major pest and diseases that are found in other countries. It's of vital importance to maintain this relatively pest-free status. Please help us keep it that way by observing the following information.

On flights to Vanuatu, or upon arrival at one of our ports, you'll be given a form to fill in. This is a legal document and must be filled in correctly. 

A Quarantine officer is available at all times should you require further information on quarantine issues.

Products you can bring into Vanuatu

These are low risk items which have been processed. They must be commercially package and properly labelled. These products include canned food; cooked fruit, vegetables and products; dried and freeze dried products; frozen, pickled and preserved fruits and vegetables; and spices.

Customs-restricted items

People over 15 may bring in 250 cigarettes, 2.25L of wine and 1.5L of other alcohol, 250ml of eau de toilette, 100ml of perfume and Other items up to a value of 50,000 VT. For visitors you will need your passport and onward ticket to make a purchase, and the shop will deliver the goods to the airport or the main wharf for cruise ship passengers. For more information related to duty-free and customs, visit the Vanuatu Customs & Inland Revenue website. 

Products you can bring into Vanuatu as accompanied baggage

Special conditions apply to these items. Generally, they will be inspected and treated if necessary and include artifacts, basket ware and cane ware.

Products which you cannot bring into Vanuatu

All plant seeds, fruits and vegetables, live plants and animal products. Should you wish to bring in agriculture tools, camping equipment or used sports gear (shoes, golf clubs etc), these must be declared on arrival. Do note that plant, plant product, animal and animal products can only be imported under specific import requirements. A heavy penalty applies for false declarations and breaches of Vanuatu Quarantine laws


For more information visit Biosecurity Vanuatu or contact their offices:

Port Vila Office
Private Mail Bag 095,
Port Vila
Ph: (678) 23519 / 23130 / 24212
Fax: (678) 23185

Santo Office
PO Box 271,
Ph: (678) 36275
Fax: (678) 36225