Tropical Cyclone Donna is expected to intensify and make landfall in Vanuatu over the coming days as a Category 3 cyclone.

We advise New Zealanders in Vanuatu to monitor weather reports and follow the advice of the local authorities at all times (including evacuation orders) and seek suitable shelter. Visitors and tourists staying in travel accommodation should follow the guidance of hotel/resort management. It is generally considered sensible practice not to venture outdoors during a cyclone and remain well away from the sea and rivers. We recommend you stay informed of developments by monitoring local news and weather reports.

Please also ensure you keep your family and friends in New Zealand informed of your safety and well-being, including after the cyclone has passed.

New Zealanders who require consular assistance should contact the New Zealand High Commission in Port Vila on +678 22 933 or +678 email: +678 552 2933 (after-hours).