The Vanuatu government is limiting the sale of liquor from many places during the festive season.
Sales will be banned from some sites from midday this Friday until midnight on Tuesday 26 December.
The Daily Post said a similar ban will apply over New Year.
It said restaurants, bars and hotels selling alcohol to bona fide customers for consumption with food are exempt from the ban.
The government hopes the ban will see a reduction in the number of alcohol-related accidents and disturbances during this busy period.