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Telephone

Vanuatu country code is 678.

There are no area codes.

Outgoing international calls must go through the international operator. There are public telephones at post offices and airports. Phone cards can be bought in local currency from the post office.

For emergency services, dial 22333 for fire services, 22222 for police and 22100 for an ambulance.

Mobile Telephone

Roaming agreements are present with a few international mobile phone companies. Coverage is good in Vanuatu.

Internet

There is an Internet cafe in Luganville and Port - Vila. Internet facilities are also accessible at some post offices.

Media

Vanuatu's only TV channel was established with the help of Radio France Overseas (RFO) and broadcasts in English and French. Radio Vanuatu runs a shortwave and mediumwave (AM) service, and a commercial FM station. Vanuatu Weekly is a Government newspaper, existing beside a handful of privately owned papers.

Press

Port Vila Presse is published daily in French and English, the Vanuatu Daily Post in English and the Vanuatu Weekly in English, French and Bislama. The monthly Pacific Island Profile is published in French and English. For tourist information, please see the quarterly publication, Hapi Tumas Long Vanuatu.

TV

Television Blong Vanuatu is run by the state owned Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation (VBTC).

Radio

VBTC also operates Radio Vanuatu.

Post

Airmail to Europe takes about 7 days.

Post offices are situated on the main streets in Port - Vila and Luganville, on Espiritu Santo.

General post office hours are Monday to Friday 7.30 am to 4.30 pm.