A taskforce is preparing guidelines for a limited reopening of Vanuatu’s border, the trade minister says.

The country has been sealed off from the outside world since March, in an effort to keep the coronavirus out.

In a statement, James Bule said the guidelines were being drawn up as part of the government’s tourism crisis recovery plan.

It would allow for the opening of a travel bubble – or what Vanuatu’s dubbed a ‘Tamtam bubble’ – with Covid-free countries.

Those countries would include places like New Zealand and Solomon Islands, but not Australia where there is community transmission.

Mr Bule said the bubble could be in place as soon as September, but other government ministers have said it could be as late as December.

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt
Fiji TV Subscribe

Don't miss the HSBC Sevens Series LIVE on Fiji One.