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Vanuatu

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The Ni-Vanuatu passport currently ranks on the 40th place according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index. The ranking has consistently improved from the 59th rank in 2012 to the current ranking. It provides visa-free access to 130 countries. This grants it an overall high mobility score. Ni-Vanuatu passport holders have visa-free access and visas on arrival to destinations such as Singapore, Russia, Bahamas, Malaysia and the entire European Union. This allows almost instant travel opportunities worldwide. Ni-Vanuatu citizens require a visa to enter about 96 destinations. Some countries where a visa is required are Taiwan, the United States and Australia.

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Capital
Port Vila
Local Time
UTC+11:00
Phone Code
+678
Population
277500
Language
Bislama
VUV
Vanuatu vatu

The island Republic of Vanuatu consists of six provinces. The most important ones are Shefa, Sanma and Malampa. The country is situated in Oceania, in the South Pacific Ocean, east of New Guinea and northeast of New Caledonia. It has a total surface area of 12,189 square kilometers. The nation consists of 83 islands, of which only 65 are inhabited. Vanuatu’s terrain consists of volcanic mountains and narrow coastal plains. Its climate is tropical, moderated by trade winds.

The overall population is approximately 307,815 people. The capital of the country is Port Vila, which is also the most populous city with around 50,000 inhabitants. Other important cities are Luganville and Isangel. The country’s largest and only international airport is Bauerfield International Airport (VLI), which also hosts the national carrier Air Vanuatu. The airport provides access to destinations in Australia and within the region.

Vanuatu is dominated by ancient traditions with only little influence from its European colonizers. The highest percentage religion is Protestantism. The official languages are Bislama, English and French. The Ni-Vanuatu legal system is a mix between the English common law, the French law and the customary law. The government form is a parliamentary republic. The chef of state is the elected President Tallis Obed Moses. The head of government is Prime Minister Bob Loughman. Elections are held every 5 years.

The official currency is the Vanuatu vatu (VUV), which has a current exchange rate of VUV 110 per USD. The country has an open economy, generating a GDP of approximately $820 million, making it the 7th largest economy in Oceania. Its citizens have a per capita income of $2,850. The GDP is mostly made up of the services and agriculture sector. Agriculture is still extremely important as it provides for about two thirds of the population. Vanuatu does not have any natural resources or oil, hence all government income originates from foreign aid, export of fish and taxes. Tourism is also important but has recently been slowed due to natural disasters.

Vanuatu is filled with a variety of natural tourism attractions. It is known for its vast beaches, nature and island traditions. Some of the major destinations include the Mount Yasur Volcano, Port Villa, Luganville, Malekula, Oyster Island and Champagne Beach. The main tourist activities are fishing, scuba diving, watersports, surfing and hiking. The island nation has a total of approximately 116,000 tourists visiting every year with the majority originating from New Zealand and Australia.

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