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|Vanuatu To Join The World’s Optical Fibre Internet Backbone|
As part of the Government Vanuatu’s commitment to encourage the development of e-business and IT infra- structure, the Vanuatu Government has thrown it’s full support behind the current Joint Venture project between Interchange Limited, a Vanuatu local IT company and Alcatel-Lucent, the giant French telecommunications company to deploy Vanuatu’s first international submarine cable system linking Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu, to Suva, Fiji.
Scheduled for completion in mid 2012, this new system will deliver faster, more efficient and cost-effective Internet connectivity to the pacific island nation, while removing the current dependence on satellite and strengthening Vanuatu’s competitive position as an e-business hub.
Visitors can stay up to 4 months of a calendar year on a Tourist Visa. Upon arrival in Vanuatu, you will be granted a 1 month visitor’s visa, renewable by paying a visit to the immigration Department in town with your passport for an extension of a month each time.
There is no requirement to stay for a minimum amount of time in Vanuatu once the permit is issued. You may come and go as you like or not even come at all to Vanuatu.