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Quarantine Information

Quarantine Information

A visitors guide for bringing into Vanuatu Plant, Plant product, Animal Porduct, live animal, agriculture tools, sporting and camping equipment as accompanied baggage.

As an island nation, Vanuatu is relatively free from major pest and diseases that are found in other countries. It is of vital importance to maintain this relatively pest free status.

Please help us keep it that way by observing the following information.

On arrival you will be given a form to fill in. This is a legal document and must be filled in correctly. A yes for "Have" and a no for "Don't Have".

A Quarantine officer is available at all times should you require further information on quarantine issues.

Plant product which you can bring into Vanuatu. These are low risk items which has been processed. Such as processed:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Package spices
  • Biscuits, cakes
  • Processed nuts
  • Noodles
  • Polish rice
  • Pickles
  • Tea
  • and Other Confectioneries

These items must be commercially packed and properly labelled.

Other Plant product which you can bring into Vanuatu as accompanied baggage but special condition applies. It will be inspected and treated if necessary.

  • Mats / hats (pandanus)
  • Straw hat
  • Wooden carving
  • Cane basket
  • Photo Frame

Plants and animal product which you cannot bring into Vanuatu:

  • Seeds
  • All plant seeds such as:
  • Grass seeds
  • Legume seeds
  • Flower seeds
  • Vegetable seed

Fruit & Vegetables
All fruits and vegetables such as:

  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Mangoes
  • Rock melon
  • Water melon
  • Papaw
  • Pineapple
  • Carrots
  • Beans
  • Tomatoes

Live Plants
Such as:

  • Cut flowers
  • Plant cuttings
  • Nursery stock
  • Leaves
  • Bud wood

Animal Product
Such as:

  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Yoghurt
  • Salami
  • Sausages
  • Live animals
  • Animal skin
  • Feathers
  • Honey
  • Non Animal and Plant Product
    Which must be declared on arrival such as:
    Agriculture Tools
    Camping equipment
    Used sports gears (shoes, golf club, etc)

    Note: Plant, plant product, Animal & Animal Product can only be imported into Vanuatu under specific imports requirements. A heavy penalty will apply for breach of Vanuatu Quarantine laws.

    For more information, contact:

    Port Vila Office
    Private Mail Bag 095,
    Port Vila
    Ph: (678) 23519 / 23130 / 24212
    Fax: (678) 23185

    Santo Office
    PO Box 271,
    Ph: (678) 36275
    Fax: (678) 36225

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