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Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel Travel Advisory Level 4: Do not travel to Papua New Guinea due to crime, civil unrest, health concerns, natural disasters, and kidnapping. Reconsider travel due to COVID-19-related restrictions. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read More...
Reconsider travel to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu due to COVID-19 community transmission and related restrictions. Transportation options to/from Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are extremely limited.
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.