Vanuatu Entry Requirements

Vanuatu Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Turkey Yes no Yes
Other EU countries Yes no Yes
Switzerland Yes no Yes
Austria Yes no Yes
Germany Yes no Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the duration of your stay.

Note on the passport

Some airlines refuse to transport passengers to Vanuatu who cannot produce a return or onward ticket.

Visa information

Generally required, with the exception of citizens of the following countries listed in the table above for touristic stays of a maximum of 90 days within a 180-day period (unless otherwise stated), provided that they can show valid documents for the return or onward journey and sufficient funds : (a) Germany, Austria and all other Schengen countries; (b) Switzerland ; (c) Turkey (max 30 days).

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Different depending on nationality.

Visa types and costs

Transit and visitor visa (for tourist and business trips).


6 months from the date of issue for stays of up to 30 days.


Otherwise, transit travelers who require a visa and who fly on with the same aircraft, have valid documents for the onward journey and do not leave the transit area do not require a transit visa. Vanuatu does not have a network of diplomatic missions; The embassy of Vanuatu in Brussels and the German embassy in Canberra are responsible (see contact addresses in Australia).

Application required

The necessary documents should be requested from the responsible consular representation about 12 weeks before the planned trip.

Processing time

About 12 weeks.

Proof of sufficient funds

Foreigners must have sufficient funds.

Documents required upon entry

(a) Return or onward travel tickets. (b) Sufficient Funds.

Extension of stay

A visa is granted for 30 days from entry and can be extended up to 4 months at the discretion of the immigration authorities.

Entry with children

German: Own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Note: Unaccompanied minors between the ages of 5 and 11 must be registered with the airlines as unaccompanied minors. Unaccompanied minors aged 12 to 15 are free to register as unaccompanied minors but must register as young travelers. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU).

Vanuatu Entry Requirements