FAQs on COVID-19
Here are the FAQs regarding COVID-19 and your upcoming travel.
As the pandemic situation is constantly evolving and we, as all airlines around the world are experiencing an unprecedented amount of calls, messages and emails, Air Vanuatu has put together the following fact sheet for accurate information regarding travel.
How do I contact Air Vanuatu?
Our staff is doing their best to respond to customer requirements and we apologise for the lengthy wait times. We ask all passengers holding Air Vanuatu tickets to please contact us today ONLY if you have a booking to travel within the next 48 hours. Please continue to check our website and Facebook for any updates.
What if I booked with a travel agent or another airline?
For passengers who booked with a codeshare partner (a non-NF ticket) or through a travel agent, you will need to direct your enquires to the place of purchase. Our agents and codeshare partners have received our commercial policy and will be able to assist you.
Will my Air Vanuatu flight be cancelled?
Air Vanuatu is reviewing our schedules according to demand and in response to Vanuatu Government advisories and the government advisories of our international destinations. We announced a revised schedule on 16 March 2020 which is available here
Can I reschedule or cancel my flight?
Air Vanuatu reviewed and announced our Commercial Policy regarding COVID-19 on 17 March 2020 which is available here
I wish to delay my travel, is there a change fee involved?
Air Vanuatu reviewed and announced our commercial policy regarding COVID-19 on 19 March 2020 which is available here
How do I cancel or delay my accommodation booking in Vanuatu?
All guests with accommodation bookings will need to contact their hotel or travel agent directly.
What measures has Air Vanuatu put in place to protect me?
Air Vanuatu has increased its requirements for cleaning and hygiene on board. We are also working with airport authorities to ensure waiting areas, boarding gates and facilities are kept clean and disinfected. For now, pillows, blankets and hot towels will no longer be provided onboard our aircraft.
Any passengers displaying cold or flu symptoms will be refused travel in the best interests of our staff and all other passengers.
Will Air Vanuatu domestic flights continue to operate?
Yes, they will, however, we will continue to monitor demand and schedules may change to reflect demand.
What are the new entry requirements for entering Australia?
The Australian Government is continuing to review and monitor its policies regarding inbound arrivals from every country in the world. These new restrictions apply to all travellers, including Australian citizens. Their current policy can be found here and should be your only source of information.
What are the new entry requirements for entering New Zealand?
The New Zealand government announced new border protection measures on 14 March 2020. These are updated as the threat of the virus continues to change. Their current policy can be found here and should be your only source of information.
During this time of the COVID-19 outbreak, we ask that all Ni-Vanuatu citizens currently residing in New Zealand register your details with the Vanuatu High Commission in Wellington.
Phone: (04) 2139826 or email vhcwell[email protected]
What are the requirements to enter Vanuatu?
The Government of Vanuatu has reissued its Public Advisory (#7) for travellers in response to COVID-19. Measures including the provision of travel history; medical and quarantine requirements for travellers who have been in particular locations since 31 December 2019; and health assessments at departure and arrival are in place. Travellers who do not meet all requirements risk being denied boarding or entry into Vanuatu. All travellers to Vanuatu should review the full advice available here
What are the entry requirements for New Caledonia?
New Caledonia has updated its travel advice including stricter border protection policies and can be found here
What are the entry requirements for Fiji?
Fiji has updated its travel advice including stricter border protection policies and can be found here