Useful Info

Travel Information

Vanuatu is served by major international airlines:

Air Vanuatu Direct flights to Vanuatu from:
  • New Zealand (Auckland)
  • Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane)
  • Fiji Islands (Nadi, Suva)
  • New Caledonia (Noumea)
  • Solomon Islands (Honiara)
Online bookings at www.airvanuatu.com
Air NZDirect flights to Vanuatu from Auckland, New Zealand.

Online bookings at: www.airnewzealand.com
Virgin AustraliaDirect flights to Vanuatu from Australia and New Zealand.

Online bookings at: www.virginaustralia.com
Air CalinDirect flights to Vanuatu from Noumea, New Caledonia.

Online bookings at: www.aircalin.com
Air PacificDirect flights to Vanuatu from Fiji Islands.

Online bookings at: www.airpacific.com
Solomons AirlinesDirect flights to Vanuatu from Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Online bookings at: www.flysolomons.com

Please contact the airlines or travel agents for accurate flight schedules and availability.

Transfer from Bauerfield International Airport to Hotels

Bauerfield International Airport is located approximately 6kms (10 minute drive) away from Port Vila, the Capital city of Vanuatu and the location of major hotels.

Shuttle services may be prearranged for transfers to and from the airport; delegates are to check with their hotel during booking. All Shuttles will be stationed outside Arrivals at Bauerfield International Airport. Approximate taxi fare from the airport to Port Vila centre is 2,000VT (USD21) or bus fare is 150VT (USD2) per person for all destinations within Port Vila. For town area transferring, taxis services can usually be requested at the Hotel reception.

Visa & Immigration Requirements

People from countries from which entry into Vanuatu is authorised may not need a visa for short term visits. For a complete list of countries exempted from the necessity of having visas to land in Vanuatu, CLICK HERE. You must have a valid, ongoing or return airline ticket and your passport must be valid for six months beyond your intended stay. Click here for Immigration & Visa Permits.

Departure Tax

VUV 2,500 per person (over 12 years) at the International Airport which is included in airfares. A separate domestic departure fee of 200v applies for departures from specific domestic terminals and is not included in fares, but paid separately.

Climate

Vanuatu's climate is tropical all year round, with two distinct seasons - the cooler/drier season running from May to October and the wetter/hotter season from November to April. Average daily temperature is 29 degrees Celsius. Light weight clothing plus a sweater is usually sufficient, year round.

Electricity

Electricity is 230 volts AC 50 Megahertz with 3-flat pins plug (like the ones we find in Australia and New Zealand). You are advised to take along your universal adaptor if you are from any other country with dissimilar plug and voltages.

Currency

Vatu (VT) is the local currency. Exchange rates vary around USD 1.00 = VUV 95.50. Check Online Currency Converter on www.xe.com. Banks established in Vanuatu include: ANZ, Westpac, National Bank, Pacific Bank. Foreign cash, traveller's cheques and credit cards are widely accepted in Port Vila.

Time

Local time in Vanuatu is GMT/UTC +11. There is no daylight saving in summer.

Telecommunication Services

Communication services in Vanuatu include fixed line telephony, internet, and GSM mobile phone & data services.

  • Telecom Vanuatu Ltd (TVL) is the sole service provider for fixed line telephony.
  • GSM Mobile services are provided by Telecom Vanuatu Ltd and Digicel Vanuatu Ltd.
  • Internet Services providers include Telecom Vanuatu Ltd, Digicel Vanuatu Ltd, Wantok Vanuatu Ltd and Telsat Broadband.

Internet: Internet Access will be provided on the Conference site and is available at the hotels.

Vanuatu IDD Country Code: +678

Costs of calling overseas available on: TVL website or Digicel website.

Dress Code For Conference

Island smart casual / Business smart casual. Recommend no suits and ties.

About Vanuatu

Vanuatu is known for its natural beauty and rich culture. For more information about our beautiful destination, visit the Vanuatu Tourism Office website: www.vanuatu.travel