Vanuatu destination information

All you need to know before visiting Vanuatu

Vanuatu summary

Vanuatu is a small country with around 278K Vanuatuan. Official languages are French, Bislama and English. Vanuatu uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+11:00. Currency used in Vanuatu is Vatu (VUV).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 44
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 72

ATMs in Vanuatu are Common. Internet speed in Vanuatu is on average 1.8 Mbps. In Vanuatu you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

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🗣️ Bislama English French
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 278K ☀️ ~24 °C 🌧 ~224 mm 👍 Least Developed 🚩 12k km2 (5k mi²)
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🏥 Health regulation
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🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Vanuatu uses 230V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type I.

Languages 🗣️

  • Bislama
  • English
  • French


Currency 💱

1 VUV = 1 USD

Vanuatu uses the Vanuatu vatu (symbol: Vt), code VUV.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000, 500 and 200 vatu.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Vanuatu. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Vanuatu uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Vanuatu upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Calling ☎️


To call Vanuatu, dial +, then 678 (the country code for Vanuatu), then the area code and the local number.


international: + 678 1234567
calling local: 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Vanuatu is on average 1.8 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Vanuatu is low. It is not as easy to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 4,450.00 VUV, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Digicel, Telecom Vanuatu or WanTok.


Rules 🚗

In Vanuatu you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas and 60-80 km/h (37-49 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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