Vanuatu visa requirements for Zimbabweans

Travel and visa requirements

Ni-Vanuatu Visa is not required for Zimbabweans

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • The immigration policy in Vanuatu permits citizens of Zimbabwe to visit their country for a duration of 30 days without a visa.
  • Nationals of Zimbabwe who wish to stay longer than the 30-day validity period are to apply and pay for an extension at the Offices of Immigration in Vanuatu.
  • Prospective visitors are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond their date of arrival into Vanuatu. The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • A return ticket to Zimbabwe or onward destination is needed as well.
  • Zimbabwe travelling to Vanuatu must provide proof of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in Vanuatu. This could be in the form of a sponsor letter from a host living in the country or a hotel reservation.
  • Tourists must also show evidence of sufficient funds to sustain them during their stay in the country.
  • On entry and exit into Vanuatu, tourists with amounts above VUV 1,000,000 will be required to declare it.
  • Travellers can get to Vanuatu from international airports in Zimbabwe. There are international airports in Harare and Bulawayo.
  • Singapore Airlines, British Airways and Air Vanuatu are some of the airlines that fly from Zimbabwe to Vanuatu.
  • The estimated flight time from Harare to Port Vila, Vanuatu is 23 hours, 5 minutes and from Bulawayo, it is 23 hours, 55 minutes.
  • The constitution of Vanuatu guarantees freedom of religion.  Christianity is the dominating religion in Vanuatu. However, other religions like Baha'i faith, Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam are present in the country.
  • Vanuatu Vatu is the official currency used in Vanuatu. Visitors can various banks and exchange outlets in the country to exchange their foreign currencies.
  • Vanuatu has a tropical and sub-tropical climate. Summer can be hot, wet and humid, and it is from November to March, while winter is from April to October.
  • English, French, and Bislama are the three official languages of Vanuatu. However, Bislama, which is an English Creole is the most spoken language in the country.
  • Mt. Yasur Volcano, Port Villa, Luganville and Mt. Benbow and Mt. Marum are some of the tourist sites in Vanuatu that tourists can visit.
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $60 to spend on daily expenses while in Vanuatu.
  • Special delicacies tourists can try while in Vanuatu are Flying fox, Wild pigeon, Santo beef and Poulet fish.
  • Vanuatu uses Vanuatu Standard Time (GMT+11), which puts Zimbabwe nine hours behind in time.
  • The power and socket plug used in Vanuatu are of Type I. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Movement in Vanuatu is possible with a pickup truck, bicycle and small boats. 
  • Visitors travelling to Vanuatu are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Vanuatu safe for tourist travel?

Vanuatu is situated on the Pacific Ring of Fire and experiences relatively frequent earthquakes (some 2000 seismic events are recorded each year) and less frequent tsunamis. In terms of theft and personal crime, Vanuatu is very safe, but it pays to take precautions, especially in Port Vila.

When is the best time to travel to Vanuatu?

Thanks to Vanuatu's beautiful tropical climate, the weather is generally good all year round, however, conditions are at their best from April to October when temperatures are a comfortable 18°C to 28°C.

How much cash can I take into Vanuatu?

There are no restrictions on the import of the local currency (Vanuatu Vatu-VUV) and foreign currencies. However, amounts over VUV 1,000,000 (or equivalent) must be declared on arrival.

Do I need to take malaria tablets when travelling to Vanuatu?

Malaria is a risk in Vanuatu. Fill your malaria prescription before you leave and take enough with you for the entire length of your trip. Follow your doctor's instructions for taking the pills -- some medications may need to be started before you leave.