On depositing their instrument of ratification the French Government declared that the Convention applies to the entire territory of the French Republic.
France has declared in agreement with the Government of the United Kingdom to extend the application of the Convention to the Anglo-French Condominium of the New Hebrides on 17 December 1965. (The Convention entered into force for the New Hebrides on 15 February 1966.)
In Notes of 1 April 1970, the British Embassy and the French Embassy notified that the Government of the United Kingdom and the Government of the French Republic have reached an agreement whereby the extension of the Convention to the Anglo-French Condominium of the New Hebrides with effect from 15 February 1966, has been confirmed, and the competent authorities to issue the certificate designated. The New Hebrides achieved independence on 30 July 1980 and became the Republic of Vanuatu.