What to Buy at Duty-Free Shops in Vanuatu
Duty-free shops can be a great place to get some items while you are
on your vacation, as well as a few items that you want to take back home with you. Typically, foreign-made goods
should be cheaper than items at a local store or supermarket, which makes them a good bargain, especially if you
need them anyway.
To get the best deals, research whether the product is going to be
cheaper if you enter the country with it or if you get it and bring it back home with you. Depending on the items,
there could be some products you want to bring into the country and some you want to take home with you from the
country that you are visiting.
Port Vila duty
Visitors will find a number of good duty free stores in Port Vila
One of the best ways to find bargains on what to buy is to shop
around. You will find many duty free stores in Port Vila, giving you a great variet of duty-free items to
Another good idea for determining what to buy at duty-free shops is
to comparison shop. If you have the extra time and are concerned about paying the best price, you can see where the
savings really are. The more you check out prices, the better equipped you will be to determine which items offer a
significant savings and which ones do not. Typically, you can find alcohol, cigarettes, and similar products at a
heavy reduced rate.
Do your comparison shopping in Port Vila, where you will find many
stores located within a walking distance from each other.
Duty-Free Shops at Bauerfield International
Generally, duty-free items are sold in airports, in-flight between two countries, aboard ships at
sea, and at international land border crossings. Buying items from duty-free shops allow you to purchase items,
like personal care products and souvenirs, without paying the import duty on those purchases.
In addition to alcohol and tobacco, visitors to duty-free shops can
also find savings on perfume, watches, jewelry, and accessories. Candy, items related to travel, and gifts are also
found in almost any duty-free shop. Many duty-free shops are set up to accommodate
any traveler’s needs.
Alcohol and other liquor are available at duty free stores, but be mindful how much alcohol
you can take back into your country.
You will find duty-free shop at Bauerfield International Airport in
Port Vila, where you can buy your duty free goods either as you arrive to Vanuatu, or at your departure. For the
best variety of duty-free goods though, it's best to leave your shopping for Port Vila duty free stores.
Before you purchase too many goods at your duty-free shops, it is
important to remember that there is a certain duty-free allowances or limits on the amount of goods that you bring
back with you. More importantly, some limits are for the monetary amount and other limits are on the actual item,
like a liter limit on alcohol, a carton or pack limit on cigarettes, etc. While it may not seem like a big deal to
you, it could cause a problem in customs upon your entry into the country. There are several hotel accommodations
to be found online that will also put you close to the duty-free