Vanuatu’s passport is 99th strongestvanua worldwide on the Enhanced Mobility Index, offering Vanuatu nationals numerous Vanuatu visa free countries. This makes the passport a valid option travel document for frequent travelers seeking a second passport.

Visa Free Countries for Vanuatuan Passport Holders

The table below lists the countries that allow visa free entry to Vanuatuan passport holders:

Angola Grenada Palestine, State of
Antigua and Barbuda Guatemala Panama
Bahamas Haiti Peru
Barbados Honduras Philippines
Belarus Hong Kong Russian Federation
Belize Ireland Saint Kitts and Nevis
Bosnia and Herzegovina Israel Saint Lucia
Botswana Jamaica Singapore
Costa Rica Kiribati Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Dominica Lesotho Tanzania, United Republic of
Dominican Republic Malaysia Trinidad and Tobago
Ecuador Mauritius Uganda
El Salvador Micronesia, Federated States of Zambia
Eswatini Moldova, Republic of Zimbabwe
Fiji Montenegro
Gambia Nicaragua

Visa on Arrival Countries for Vanuatuan Passport Holders

The table below lists the countries that allow visa on arrival access to Vanuatuan passport holders:

Bangladesh Macao Samoa
Bolivia Madagascar Senegal
Burundi Malawi Sierra Leone
Cambodia Maldives Solomon Islands
Cabo Verde Marshall Islands Somalia
Comoros Mauritania Thailand
Egypt Mozambique Timor-Leste
Ghana Nauru Togo
Guinea-Bissau Nepal Tonga
Jordan Palau Tuvalu
Lao People's Democratic Republic Rwanda

Countries that Require an eVisa for Vanuatuan Passport Holders

The table below lists the countries that allow Vanuatuan passport holders entry with an eVisa:

Albania Djibouti Oman
Armenia Equatorial Guinea Pakistan
Australia Ethiopia Papua New Guinea
Bahrain Gabon Sao Tome and Principe
Benin Georgia South Sudan
Bhutan Guinea Tajikistan
Burkina Faso India Uzbekistan
Cameroon Iran, Islamic Republic of Viet Nam
Colombia Kazakhstan
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Kyrgyzstan
Côte d'Ivoire Mongolia

eTA Countries for UK Passport Holders

The below table lists the countries that allow Vanuatuan passport holders entry with an eTA (Electronic Travel Authority/Authorization):

Sri Lanka

Countries with Visa Requirements for Vanuatuan Passport Holders

The table below lists the countries that require Vanuatuan passport holders to obtain a visa:

Afghanistan Iceland Portugal
Algeria Indonesia Qatar
Andorra Iraq Romania
Argentina Italy San Marino
Austria Japan Saudi Arabia
Azerbaijan Kuwait Serbia
Belgium Latvia Slovakia
Brazil Lebanon Slovenia
Brunei Darussalam Liberia South Africa
Bulgaria Libya Spain
Canada Liechtenstein Sudan
Central African Republic Lithuania South Sudan
Chad Luxembourg Suriname
Chile Mali Sweden
China Malta Switzerland
Congo Mexico Syrian Arab Republic
Croatia Monaco Taiwan, Province of China
Cuba Morocco Tunisia
Cyprus Myanmar Turkmenistan
Czechia Namibia Turkey
Denmark Netherlands Ukraine
Eritrea New Zealand United Arab Emirates
Estonia Niger United Kingdom
Finland Nigeria United States
France South Korea Uruguay
Germany North Macedonia Holy See (Vatican City State)
Greece Norway Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Guyana Paraguay Yemen
Hungary Poland

Other Requirements for Vanuatu Passport Holders

  1. Destination countries and territories have unique requirements. Vanuatu citizens may be required to submit additional documentation to a destination country’s embassy, such as a letter of invitation, proof of employment, proof of a clean criminal record, or travel insurance.
  2. Entry to specific countries, including some that allow visa free travel, may require a Vanuatuan passport holder to prove they have sufficient financial means to support themselves for the duration of stay.

It’s worth noting that the visa requirements for regular and visa-free countries in the above list are subject to change, and it’s crucial to check the latest travel advisories for travel destinations before planning your trip.

Overview of the Vanuatu Passport

A Vanuatu passport identifies holders as Vanuatu citizens and serves as a form of identification for Vanuatu nationals, providing essential information such as their name, photograph, and date of birth.

The Vanuatu immigration office is the government entity that issues Vanuatu passports to Vanuatu nationals.

Vanuatu’s official languages are Bislama, English, and French, with Bislama being the most widely spoken. The country’s official currency is the Vatu.

Vanuatu passports are issued to Vanuatu citizens by birthright, marriage, and naturalization. Successful applicants of the Vanuatu citizenship by investment program are also eligible for a passport.

Vanuatuan passport holders enjoy visa on arrival, visa free, and eVisa access to 112 travel destinations. The visa free countries list includes European countries, Caribbean, African, and Asian countries.

Concerning global rankings, the Vanuatu passport ranks moderately well at 99th out of 197 countries on our Global Passport Index. This ranking is based on three indexes:

  • Quality of life
  • Economic opportunities
  • Enhanced mobility


Most countries in the Americas allow Vanuatu passport holders to travel visa free, with electronic visas, or with a visa on arrival, including Antigua and Barbuda, St Vincent and the Grenadines, El Salvador, and Grenada. While New Zealand requires Vanuatuan citizens to apply for regular visas, they can travel to several New Zealand territories visa free, including the Cook Islands and Niue.


Several Eastern European make the list of visa free countries for Vanuatu passport holders, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, and Montenegro. Due to security concerns over its citizenship program, the European Council decided to end Vanuatu passport holders’ visa free access to the Schengen Area countries. However, Ireland is still on the visa free countries list. Schengen, UK, or US visa holders are eligible to enter Turkey.

As part of the Commonwealth, the United Kingdom was previously one of the Vanuatu visa free countries. However, the UK government revoked Vanuatu’s visa free entry permit for Vanua citizens due to similar concerns regarding the integrity of its citizenship by investment program.


Vanuatuan visa free Asian countries include Singapore, Israel, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

Vanuatu Passport by Investment

Foreign nationals can obtain a Vanuatu passport fairly quickly through the Vanuatu citizenship by investment program. A Vanuatu passport takes around one to two months to get issued to a prospective Vanuatu citizen. Family members of the main applicant are also eligible to submit a citizenship application.

The requirements for the program include the following:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Make a non-refunded contribution of $130,000 to Vanuatu’s national development fund
  • Prove a bank balance of at least $250,000
  • Hold a clean criminal record
  • Pass a due diligence check
  • Not be from a prohibited country

Investment criteria

Local Development Fund: Applicants should contribute to boosting the country’s economy and infrastructure through the Vanuatu Development Support Program. The minimum donation depends on how many family members are included in the application:

  • Single applicant: $130,000
  • Main applicant and spouse: $150,000
  • Main applicant, Spouse, one child (or other dependent): $165,000
  • Main applicant, spouse, and two children (or other dependents): $180,000
  • Families of five or more: $15,000 for each additional dependent

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How can Vanuatu passport holders travel without a visa?

Turkey passport holders can travel to Vanuatu visa free countries without a prior visa, with a visa on arrival (VOA), with electronic travel authorization, or with an eVisa. The specific requirements and restrictions may vary depending on the country of destination.

Here are some ways Vanuatuan passport holders can travel without a visa:

Visa free countries: Most Vanuatu visa free countries allow entry without a prior visa.

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA): Some countries offer Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for Vanuatuan citizens, which can be obtained online before travel.

Electronic visa: Like eTA’s, some countries offer electronic visas (eVisas) to Vanuatuan citizens, which can be obtained online before departure.

Visa on arrival: Some countries offer a visa on arrival (VOA) for Vanuatu nationals, which can be obtained at the airport upon arrival.

Advantages of Being a Vanuatu Citizen

  • You can receive your passport within a month
  • Access to 112 Vanuatu visa free countries
  • No personal income tax, wealth, inheritance, gift taxes
  • Your travel documentation will be prioritized when you are visiting Commonwealth countries

Frequently Asked Questions about Vanuatu Visa Free Countries

How many countries can a Vanuatu passport holder enter without a visa?

There are 112 Vanuatu visa free countries, including Ireland, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Russia.

Is a Canadian visa required for Vanuatu citizens?

Canada and Vanuatu don’t have a mutual visa waiver agreement. For this reason, a Vanuatuan must apply for a regular visa to visit Canada.

Is Australia visa free for Vanuatu passport holders?

Vanuatu citizens must apply for a visa to visit Australia. Entry requirements include holding a Vanuatu passport valid for at least six months.

Do Vanuatu passport holders need a visa for the Schengen Area countries?

Schengen countries were previously Vanuatu visa free countries; however, the European Council revoked Vanuatu passport holders’ visa exemption to the Schengen Area due to security concerns over its citizenship program.

Is Vanuatu visa free for Indian citizens?

Indian citizens visiting Vanuatu can obtain a visa on arrival.

Do Vanuatu passport holders need a visa to India?

Vanuatu citizens must submit an online application for an eVisa to visit India.

Is Vanuatu visa free for Pakistani citizens?

Pakistani citizens can visit Vanuatu for 30 days visa free.

Can Vanuatu citizens enter South Korea without a visa?

South Korea is not on the Vanuatu visa free countries list.