Tropical Cyclone Pam made landfall early Saturday morning and has caused significant and widespread damage in Vanuatu. A State of Emergency has been declared. Essential services have been disrupted, although communications are being restored.
As a result the airport in Port Vila has been closed to commercial aircraft while airport and terminal services are being restored. However, some airlines have advised they intend to resume flights as soon as possible on Monday 16 March 2015.
This advice will be updated as new information comes to hand and the current risk may escalate for travellers. Please refer to www.qbe.com.au/travel for our latest update or www.smartraveller.gov.au.
Additional information for policyholders currently affected or who are yet to depart:
Important Advice for Policyholders of QBE Travel Insurance: Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu