The Governor of the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu Simeon Arthy says people should put their cash in the country's commercial banks.
Mr Arthy made the statement after reports people in remote parts of Vanuatu often store cash at home, sometimes burying it.
He says if people have concerns about using banks the Reserve Bank is willing to address their issues.
The Reserve Bank last year conducted a survey to gauge opinions of how money is stored, and to draw up a National Financial Inclusion Strategy.
The strategy aims to ensure everyone participates in the country's economy.