Travel Information for Vanuatu
Time zone:GMT +11 (Vanuatu standard time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:Bislama Other languages:    English, French
Currency: vatu (VUV)

1 = Vt119, $1 = Vt106, £1 = Vt142

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.vuInternational Dialling Code:    678

For help planning your trip to Vanuatu including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Vanuatu trip planning page.

Further information on Vanuatu

Discover more about Vanuatu - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of vanuatu

Total area: 12,200 sq km (0 sq km under water)

Coastline: 2,528 km (Pacific Ocean)

Neighbours (border lengths): No land borders

Highest mountain: Tabwemasana (1,877m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Vanuatu from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldFree -
Democracy IndexNo Data -
Economic FreedomModerately Free 84/179
Press FreedomNo Data -
ILGA LGBT rightsLimited rights -
Corruption PerceptionsNo Data -
Overall Ranking:    58/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Republic of Vanuatu     Status: Independent Country

Population: 266,937 (rank: 175/196)     Density: 21.8 people/sq km (rank: 157/196)

Ethnic groups: Ni-Vanuatu 98.5%, other 1.5% (1999 Census)

Religions: Presbyterian 31.4%, Anglican 13.4%, Roman Catholic 13.1%, Seventh-Day Adventist 10.8%, other Christian 13.8%, indigenous beliefs 5.6% (including Jon Frum cargo cult), other 9.6%, none 1%, unspecified 1.3% (1999 Census)

GDP (PPP): $1.27 billion       GDP per capita: $4,800 (rank: 135/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.