Tap Water Safety in Vanuatu

Last Update10:16 pm, May 8, 2020

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Can you drink the tap water in Vanuatu?

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Vanuatu (source). Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.

Wikitravel

Tap water in Port Vila is clean and potable, but is best avoided elsewhere. Doctors used to treating common traveller problems are available in Port-Vila. Any more serious problems may require some form of medical evacuation.

How do People In Vanuatu Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Vanuatu have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data. A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.

Tap water ratings

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 13% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 70% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 88% Very High
  • Water Quality 30% Low

Reminder

Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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