Passport & Visa Requirements

Travelers to Vanuatu are required to hold a passport which will be valid at least six months past the date of arrival. Also required are all documents for the next destination and return. In most cases, onward tickets are needed. Any visitor not in possession of return or onward tickets may be refused entry Vanuatu’s immigration officials frequently apply different rules than disclosed by travel agents and official sources.

As passport and visa requirements may change without notice, travelers are encouraged to double check entry requirements with their consulate or embassy..

Visa requirements for Vanuatu citizens are entry restrictions by the governments of other nations placed on Vanuatu citizens. As of January 1, 2018, Vanuatuans had visa free (or visa on arrival) access to over 100 nations, making the nation’s passport 43rd in travel freedom.


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On May 28, 2015, Vanuatu certified a visa waiver agreement with Schengen Area nations and a similar agreement was signed, with Russia, on September 20, 2016.

Informal Requirements

The legal aspects and requirements linked to travel to Vanuatu or a Vanuatu passport are straightforward and transparent. There are other requirements.

One requirement is the deep desire to shuck off restrains, traffic jams, a 9-to-5 (or later) working life and the chance to relax on the beach.

Vanuatu is no caught up in the daily hustle which characterizes so much of life. Here, everyone enjoys a slow pace, a tax free lifestyle, and the opportunity to move forward in life at a leisurely place. For those who want to continue to work, Vanuatu has set up multiple of opportunities and aids to make work life just an extension of the leisurely life on a Pacific Island.

If you see white sandy beaches, moonlit evenings and a laid-back lifestyle in your future you meet the requirements and are ready to accept the challenge. contact Bukh Global today for a no cost introduction to life in paradise.