Last update 19 September 2023Diplomatic missions
Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)
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Republic of Vanuatu
There are no formal diplomatic relations between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Vanuatu. For this reason, neither Bulgaria has its own Embassy in the capital of Vanuatu — Port Vila, nor Vanuatu has an accredited to Bulgaria Embassy from a third country. The Embassy of Bulgaria in Canberra serves Bulgarian citizens in Vanuatu.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Canberra, Australia
Address: 29 Pindari Crescent str, O’Malley, Canberra, ACT 2606
Mailing address: P.O.Box 6096 Mawson, ACT 2607 Canberra, Australia
Tel.: +61 02 62869711; +61 02 62869700
Fax: +61 02 62869600
E-mail: [email protected]
Embassy of the Republic of Vanuatu in Brussels
Address: Tervurenlaan 380, 1150 SINT-PIETERS-WOLUWE
Tel.: +32 2 771 74 94
E-mail: [email protected]
The level of crime is relatively low, although there have been an increasing number of thefts, burglaries and assaults, including targeting foreigners. Particular caution is required at nightfall, as well as during residing in secluded places. It is recommended to carry small amounts of money and valuables, as well as photocopies of your ID documents. Be particularly careful with personal documents and belongings. Avoid crowded places and demonstrations.
The level of healthcare and service in hospitals in the Republic of Vanuatu do not meet the Western European standards as a whole, although there are normal conditions for treatment in the capital Port Vila and some larger cities. In most cases, payment in cash is required.
Typhus, hepatitis A and B are prevalent in the country. There is an increased risk of malaria throughout the year. Recently, cases of dengue fever have been increasing.
For up-to-date information on mandatory and/or recommended vaccines you may contact the Regional Health Inspectorates in the country. Yellow fever vaccine is administered at the following Regional Health Inspectorates: Sofia Regional Health Inspectorate; Varna RHI ; Burgas RHI; Pleven RHI; Plovdiv RHI; Blagoevgrad RHI and Ruse RHI .
Specifics of the local legislation:
It is recommended, especially for women, to refrain from visiting isolated settlements alone. Homosexuality is not prohibited by law in the Republic of Vanuatu. Nevertheless, it is recommended to take into account the conservative views of the local population in this respect in public places.
Unlimited import of local and foreign currency is allowed. It is recommended to carry Australian dollars in cash or in the form of traveller’s cheques. Credit cards are accepted everywhere. You can import duty-free items for personal use, including up to 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 250 grams of tobacco, as well as 2 litres of wine and 1.5 litres of hard liquor.
There are no restrictions on the export of local and foreign currency, or on certain goods or items.
Most roads are not paved. Local airlines and water transport are available.
Comply with local dress code and behaviour norms. Wash salads and fruits thoroughly. It is recommended to carry with yourself the most necessary medicines and medications. It is recommended for women not to go out alone at night, and not to visit isolated areas alone.
The local currency in the Republic of Vanuatu is Vatu (VT).
The climate in the Republic of Vanuatu is tropical, with no distinct seasons. Rainy and dry periods alternate. Hurricane force winds occur from November to April. Vanuatu is located in an earthquake zone. There are many active volcanoes on the territory of the country.Before visiting areas of active volcanic activity, it is recommended to contact the Vanuatu Tourism Office at the below provided link: https://www.vanuatu.travel/en/.
Travel papers and visas
You can travel to Vanuatu without a visa with a valid international passport (valid for at least six months from the date of travel). For more information check HERE.
Attention! Visitors to the country are required to provide a return or onward airline ticket and sufficient funds to cover the costs of their stay in Vanuatu.
European Emergency Travel Document:
In extreme situations - in case of damage, loss or theft of a passport, Bulgarian citizens can apply for an Emergency Travel Document at a diplomatic mission of any EU Member State having an Embassy in the country.