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Vanuatu Travel Tips & Safety Guide

It’s hard to imagine that there could be any real threats to your health or welfare in such a divine tropical paradise, but there are! Sunburn anyone? Dehydration? What about The Bends or a huge Kava hangover? And let

Vanuatu & Pacific islands earthquakes: advice for travellers has reported that "Four* powerful earthquakes at 9.03am local time on October 8th, triggered a tsunami alert over a huge swathe of the South Pacific, sending residents fleeing to higher ground, just days

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Vanuatu quake: 2nd quake for vanuatu - M5.8, 380 km from Port Vila at 10:18am local time (23:18UTC) (90 minutes ago). #worldnomads

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Vanuatu quake: No major damage after big quake rattles Vanuatu | Reuters

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Recommended vaccinations for Vanuatu

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.


    There is considerable risk of malaria and prophylaxis is recommended. The choice is between Malarone , Doxycycline  or Lariam . Protection against mosquito bites will reduce the risk further. 

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

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Is it safe to walk the outskirts of Port Vila at night?

Vanuatu is a low crime destination, but there has been a worrying rise in petty theft. I contacted one of the hotels on the Elluk Road south of the CBD and t... read more »
almost 4 years ago

Is Vanuatu safe to visit?

MW, one of the safer destinations you could visit, it's pretty laid back. Sunburn and a kava hangover might be your biggest worries. Obviously petty crime do... read more »
over 4 years ago

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