Australian-registered yacht

Occupants of yacht entering Vanuatu placed in quarantine

According to the Ministry of Health, the Australian-registered yacht entered the country and was sighted in North Tanna on Sunday.

There was reportedly no direct contact with any individuals although a gift was passed via fishing hook and net.

Assessments and contact tracing have been carried out.

The ministry also received a report of a breach at a quarantine facility in Port Vila.

One of the repatriates who is in quarantine reportedly exited the room and tried to meet a visitor.