Quarantine Information

Quarantine Information

A visitors guide for bringing into Vanuatu Plant, Plant product, Animal Product, 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 observe the following information.

On arrival, the visitor 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, commercially packed and properly labelled. Such as:

  • Canned food
  • Cooked, frozened or preserved 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, Vanuatu
Ph: (678) 23519 / 23130 / 24212
Fax: (678) 23185

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