COVID-19 update: Vanuatu is currently Covid-free. However, international travel restrictions are in place at the border. 

There are no restrictions on the movement of freight. For more information, visit the official COVID-19 website.


We are an organization established to protect Vanuatu's border, facilitate trade and collect revenue. This section includes all the services provided by DCIR.

The Harmonized System or HS, is the common name for an international goods classification system called the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System.

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Post and Airfreight Packages

x.23 Articles arriving by post or airfreight for the exclusive personal use of the recipient where the FOB value of such articles does not exceed 10,000 Vatu may be admitted Free of duty.

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Personal Concessions are provided for bona fide passengers, over 18 years of age, finally disembarking in Vanuatu. Duty free means that goods are not taxed; it is free from import duty and other taxes.

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(1) If a person requires the services of a Customs officer:

     (a) outside the normal working hours of Customs; or

     (b) at a Customs controlled area; or 

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Custom is also operational outside Customs Controlled Areas and during unsocial hours, attracting additional charges for the services delivered, such as:

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