FCO Travel Advice for - Vanuatu

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  • There is no British diplomatic mission in Vanuatu. The British High Commission in Suva, Fiji provides consular assistance for British nationals in Vanuatu. In an emergency the New Zealand High Commission in Port Vila may also be able to help.

  • Vanuatu lies on the Pacific 'Ring of Fire' and regularly experiences seismic and volcanic activity, with over 2,000 seismic events reported each year. See Earthquakes

  • Most visits to Vanuatu are trouble-free. The main types of incidents for which British nationals require consular assistance in Vanuatu are for replacing lost or stolen passports and petty crime. Crime rates are low, but increasing; make sure your accommodation is secure and avoid visiting isolated locations alone.

  • There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

  • Cyclone season in Vanuatu is from November to April. Throughout this period there is a high risk of strong winds and heavy rains with associated flooding, landslides and road closures. See Tropical Cyclones.

  • Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
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