After two and a half years of closure, the Vanuatu archipelago will once again open its doors to international travellers. The first flight of the Caledonian company Aircalin to Port-Vila is scheduled for 9 July.
Vanuatu has been closed to tourism since the beginning of the health crisis in 2020. It has suffered greatly from this crisis as tourism is its main source of income.
Negative antigen test
On 9 June, Aircalin, the New Caledonian airline, announced the resumption of its flights to Port-Vila on 9 July. There will be a weekly flight on Saturdays, and an additional rotation on Mondays during school holidays. Passengers will be required to present a negative antigenic test for Covid-19 less than 24 hours old (or a certificate of recovery less than 28 days old.) However, the Covid vaccine is no longer compulsory, but strongly recommended. It seems that only the islands of Efate and Santo are accessible to tourists.