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Foreign Exchange Guide to Vanuatu

Latest market mid-rate: 1.0 =

Country Code:
VU
Domestic Currency:
Vanuatu vatu
Symbol - Code:
VT VUV
Telephone Prefix:
+678

The domestic currency in Vanuatu is the Vanuatu vatu with currency code VUV. Read this foreign exchange guide to Vanuatu and the Vanuatu vatu with money transfer and travel tips plus Vanuatu vatu exchange cross rates.

In this guide we review :

  1. Vanuatu vatu info - general info about the Vanuatu vatu
  2. Vanuatu vatu in the markets - recent VUV moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Vanuatu - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Vanuatu vatu cash online - travel money for Vanuatu
  5. Sending money to Vanuatu - save on Vanuatu vatu bank transfers to Vanuatu
  6. Vanuatu vatu exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Vanuatu vatu (VUV) general currency information

What is the Vanuatu vatu currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Vanuatu vatu is VUV and the symbol is VT.

Which countries use the Vanuatu vatu?

It is the domestic currency in Vanuatu.


Vanuatu vatu (VUV) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the VUV to USD exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.


VUV-USD 3 Month chart
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VUV currency converter

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Vanuatu

Vanuatu is not a country of mega-resorts or worldwide chains, but one of character-filled boutique hotels, often set in secluded locales. Deserted beaches, ancient culture, remote and rugged islands and world-class diving are just a small part of the magnetism of this scattered 80-plus island archipelago. And then there is Mt Yasur, an active volcano which you can drive to 150m of the creator and peer down at the fountain of lava. Some visitors find Yasur terrifying; others captivating. Photographers are beside themselves at the opportunity to capture nature at its most furious from such a vantage point. A sturdy tripod is essential for the best shots. The best times to visit Yasur are just before sunrise and for an hour or two after sunset. Absolute darkness is the ultimate thrill. The level of activity within Yasur fluctuates between dangerous and relatively calm, but when it’s hot, it’s hot.

Can I use credit cards in Vanuatu?

However, Port Vila and Luganville are not cheap, and you'll need to exchange your dollars and pounds for some Vanuatu vatu (the local currency). Many resorts in the area feature money exchanges and ATM access. However, for the average traveler through the islands, cash is a necessity. Maintaining a supply of money during your trip is not only desirable, it is vital. Without a few thousand vatu, you can't even get a cab, much less pay for dinner. Many of the restaurants and shops in Port Vila and Luganville do not accept credit cards and ATM cards; cash is the only option.

You will not find banks or ATMs in any of the villages around the islands. In fact, Port Vila and Luganville are the only places that you'll be able to do that. The ANZ bank and the supermarket in Port Vila offer ATMs for your convenience.

Do I need a visa for Vanuatu?

Citizens of most countries do not need a visa to visit Vanuatu. Visitors may stay 30 days with possible extensions up to 4 months. Visitors must have onward tickets to a place where they have authorised entry and sufficient funds to support themselves in Vanuatu.

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Travel money for Vanuatu

Save money and time by Ordering your Vanuatu vatu online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the VUV cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Vanuatu vatu otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.

 

Travel Money for Vanuatu

Compare VTVUV Cash rates

 

Sending money to Vanuatu

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Vanuatu you need to start with finding out the latest Vanuatu vatu foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).

Getting a better deal when sending money to Vanuatu

When sending money to Vanuatu it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Vanuatu vatu amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted VUV amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Vanuatu.

Use our Send to VUV calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Vanuatu vatu deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

   

Bank Transfers to Vanuatu

Compare VTVUV Transfer Rates

 

Vanuatu vatu - exchange rates - live and historic

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VUV/USD - Vanuatu vatu to U.S. dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.0093741 Week
18 May 20180.0092551 Month
19 Dec 20170.0093506 Months
17 Jun 20170.0092371 Year
17 Jun 20160.0089302 Years
18 Jun 20130.01065 Years
19 Jun 20080.010710 Years

VUV/EUR - Vanuatu vatu to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.0079551 Week
18 May 20180.0078501 Month
19 Dec 20170.0078996 Months
17 Jun 20170.0082511 Year
17 Jun 20160.0079192 Years
18 Jun 20130.0079095 Years
19 Jun 20080.00691110 Years

VUV/GBP - Vanuatu vatu to British pound sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.0069881 Week
18 May 20180.0068711 Month
19 Dec 20170.0069856 Months
17 Jun 20170.0072301 Year
17 Jun 20160.0062192 Years
18 Jun 20130.0067705 Years
19 Jun 20080.00543210 Years

VUV/JPY - Vanuatu vatu to Japanese yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20181.02601 Week
18 May 20181.02541 Month
19 Dec 20171.05666 Months
17 Jun 20171.02421 Year
17 Jun 20160.93102 Years
18 Jun 20131.00895 Years
19 Jun 20081.155410 Years

VUV/AUD - Vanuatu vatu to Australian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.01231 Week
18 May 20180.01231 Month
19 Dec 20170.01226 Months
17 Jun 20170.01211 Year
17 Jun 20160.01212 Years
18 Jun 20130.01125 Years
19 Jun 20080.011310 Years

VUV/CAD - Vanuatu vatu to Canadian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.01221 Week
18 May 20180.01191 Month
19 Dec 20170.01206 Months
17 Jun 20170.01221 Year
17 Jun 20160.01152 Years
18 Jun 20130.01085 Years
19 Jun 20080.010910 Years