Last update 18 March 2020Diplomatic 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 Bulgaria and the Republic of Vanuatu. This means that Bulgaria does not have its own Embassy in the Vanuatu capital city of Port Vila, and Vanuatu does not have an Embassy accredited to Bulgaria from a third country. The Bulgarian Embassy in Canberra, Australia, serves Bulgarian citizens in Vanuatu.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Australia
Address: 29 Pindary Crescent str, O’Malley, Canberra, ACT 2606
Postal Address: P.O. Box 6096 Mawson, ACT 2607 Canberra, Australia
Telephone: +612 62869711; +612 62869700
Fax: +612 62869600
Office hours: 09.00 am – 5.30 pm
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.mfa.bg/embassies/australia
Embassy of the Republic of Vanuatu in Brussels
Address: Tervurenlaan 380, 1150 SINT PIETERS WOLUWE
Telephone: +32 2 771 74 94
E-Mail: [email protected]
The local currency is Vatu (VT)
Crime Level and Security
Crime levels are relatively low, although there have been increasing reports of theft, burglary and assault targeting foreigners. Particular caution is required during the dark hours and also when staying in secluded places. It is recommended, especially for women, to refrain from visiting isolated settlements when on their own. You are generally advised to carry a small amount of money and valuables, as well as photocopies of your ID documents. Avoid crowded places and demonstrations.
Vanuatuis in an earthquake zone. There are many active volcanoes on the country's territory. Before visiting areas with active volcanoes, we strongly urge you to contact the Vanuatu Tourism Office HERE and the government's official HERE.
You can bring unlimited amounts of money in local and foreign currency into the country. It is advisable to carry Australian dollars in cash or in the form of traveller’s checks. Credit cards are accepted everywhere. You can bring items for personal use duty-free, including up to 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 250 g tobacco, 2 litres of wine and 1.5 litres of hard liquor.
There are restrictions on the amount of money in local and foreign currency you can take out of the country, and no restriction on goods or objects.
Homosexuality in Vanuatu is not prohibited by law. Nevertheless, it is advisable to take into account the local population's conservative views on this matter, especially in public places.
Most roads are not paved. Airlines and local waterway transport are available.
Healthcare and medical establishments in Vanuatu as a whole do not meet Western standards, although there are acceptable conditions for treatment in the capital Port Vila and some larger cities. In most cases you will be required to pay in cash.
Prevalent in the country are typhus, and hepatitis A and B. There is a heightened risk of contracting malaria irrespective of the season of travel. Recently, frequent cases of dengue fever have been reported.
The climate in Vanuatu is tropical, with no distinct seasons. Rainy and dry periods alternate. There are hurricane winds from November to April.
Travel papers and visas
Travel to Vanuatu is visa-free, provided you have a valid passport (valid for at least six months from the date of travel)
Citizens of the following countries are exempted from thenecessity of having visas in their passports when landingin Vanuatu HERE.
Visitors to the country are required to provide a return ticket or a ticket to the next destination, and proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay in Vanuatu.
There are no special vaccine requirements on entering the country. For further information please contact the Bulgarian National Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases at: +359 2 944 69 99 / 221.
Please comply with local norms of dress and behaviour.
Avoid major physical strain during the period of adaptation.
Make sure you drink enough fluids during the hot season.
Avoid consuming fatty foods in large quantities.
Drink alcohol moderately.
Thoroughly wash fruits and vegetables.
It is advisable to carry the most essential medicines and supplies in your luggage.
Emergency Travel Document
In cases of emergency, if their passport gets damaged, lost or stolen, Bulgarian citizens can apply for a temporary EU passport to the Embassy of any EU Member State in the country.