The Vanuatu government has reached an agreement with the Hong Kong government to accept vaccination records provided by Vanuatu as recognized vaccination records for visitors to Hong Kong who had previously resided outside of the city. The new rules will come into force at 12:00 a.m. on June 1 (Wednesday).

After midnight on June 1, anyone who has a vaccination record issued by relevant authorities in the prescribed format can travel to Hong Kong from outside Vanuatu beginning at midnight on June 1. Vaccines given to travellers who are on the Government’s COVID-19 Vaccines Recognised for Specified Purposes list must be administered.

Visitors from overseas are subject to severe inbound control measures enacted by the Government. Only those who have been fully vaccinated and have recognised vaccination records can board a flight to Hong Kong. To be considered a valid vaccination record, the Hong Kong government must issue a vaccination certificate, as well as certificates issued by Mainland or Macao authorities or an institution recognised by Mainland or Macao authorities, as well as certificates from a country whose national regulatory authority is designated by the World Health Organization as a strict regulatory authority.

The government’s COVID-19 themed website will have a list of sites or organisations that can issue recognised immunisation records.

The list of countries where vaccination records can be recognised will be updated as the Government continues to work with other countries on this issue.

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