The State Department advises U.S. citizens overseas to exercise increased caution because of increased tensions around the world and the potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations, or violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests.
Reconsider travel to Papua New Guinea due to COVID-19 community transmission and related restrictions. Exercise increased caution when traveling to Solomon Islands. Exercise normal precautions when traveling to Vanuatu.
Health Alert: Community Transmission on Efate island, Vanuatu (March 5, 2022)
Location: Port Vila, Vanuatu
The first case of community transmission of the COVID-19 virus has been detected in Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu. The Ministry of Health has enacted a curfew between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. effective March 5-8, 2022. All schools and work places have been closed, and church gatherings, social events, and public gatherings are prohibited on Efate and its offshore islands. All inbound and outbound travel by sea and air to/from Efate island is prohibited. Military roadblocks have been reported and may appear without warning. Efate island is at Alert Level 2; all other islands remain at Level 0.