Airport Check-in

» International Flights

Air Vanuatu International check in counters open: 2.5 hours before a flight departs - New Zealand is 3 hours prior.


We recommend travellers and groups check in at least two hours prior to departure. This will allow you enough time to complete immigration and security formalities and avoid causing a flight delay or missing your flight.

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Please ensure that you meet the Vanuatu Governments entry requirements by having following document/s ready before you commence your travel :

  1. Confirmed return ticket / e-ticket itinerary
    If you do not hold a Visa for one way entry into Vanuatu, you must have proof of a return ticket at time of check-in or uplift will be denied. This document is required to be viewed by Vanuatu Immigration in Port Vila & Santo.
  2. A valid passport
    With at least 6 months validity, if you do not have this minimum validity you will be denied uplift. This is a Vanuatu Immigration department requirement.
  3. A Visa or relevant travel documents
    For return entry into the country from where you commenced your travel.
  4. Proof of onward ticket
    if you are connecting with other international flights, either in: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Noumea, Nadi, Port Vila, Santo, to Asia, Africa, Europe, Pacific and the Americias.

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Security Screening

Please refer to the Department of Transport website for Liquids Gels and Aerosols requirements and exemptions CLICK HERE


Airports Vanuatu Security do not allow powdered kava or coffee to be taken onboard or in the cabin of any International flight. ALL KAVA AND COFFEE will be seized at the screening area at International Airports in Vanuau. Passengers are advised to pack these items in their checked luggage to avoid confiscation. Air Van uatu takes no responsibility for the confiscation of goods.

» Domestic

All domestic check in counters open 90 minutes prior and close 45 minutes before departure.

We recommend travellers and groups check in at least two hours prior to departure. This will allow you enough time to complete security formalities and avoid causing a flight delay or disappointment in missing your flight.

Please ensure that you have the following documents ready when checking in:

  • Departure Tax (Provinicial taxes will need to be paid upon check-in)

Air Vanuatu have a Sales & Information desk at the Port Vila domestic terminal for any inquiries on NF domestic services - Phone: 25758

All domestic flights are required to be reconfirmed prior to departure -
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