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While some batteries may be available to purchase on board, please bring extras if your personal dive equipment may require a unique size. Because of the remote locations in which our vessels operate, there is limited or no access to battery recycling facilities. To help us with responsible tourism we kindly request you bring home your own spent batteries to be recycled or disposed of properly. Alternatively, consider using rechargeable batteries as there are plenty of sockets to plug in a charger on board.
For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
The U.S. Department of State website, www.travel.state.gov/content/travel.html also has essential travel advice and tips for North Americans.
Solomons PNG Master, in partnership with Solomon Islands Dive Expeditions, supports the Pack for a Purpose initiative in the Solomon Islands. If you can spare a few kilos of space in your suitcase, and would like to do your bit, supplies for village schools or medical clinics will make a priceless change to the lives of local children and their families.
Further details about the project and their needs can be found on the Solomon Islands page of the Pack for a Purpose website.
Most visitors do not require a visa prior to arrival. Check here for current visa requirements:
It is always suggested to check with the nearest Solomon Islands embassy or consulate if you have any question regarding entry requirements.
Yellow fever certificate requirements – check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Health Network and Centre’s HealthTravelPro website.
Proof of onward travel
You should be in possession of printed copy of a return or onward ticket.
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months beyond the period you intend to stay in Solomon Islands.
Transit Through Australia
International flights to the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea may route via Australia. If your connection time is longer than 8 hours, or you wish to extend and stay in Australia for several days, you will need a transit visa or a visitor visa. Certain passport holders including all EU nationals do not need a transit visa, if they depart from Australia within 8 hours of the scheduled time of arrival, they hold confirmed onward booking and documentation necessary to enter the country of their destination, and they remain at the airport. For further information please speak to the nearest Australian embassy or consulate or visit: www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1
Please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/solomon-islands/entry-requirements for the most up to date advice.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have had the required vaccines for the countries you are visiting. Please contact your health adviser or pharmacy, at least 8 weeks prior to departure, for advice if you are unsure which vaccinations you require. We are unable to give specific advice on vaccines or other medical precautions as this information should be provided by a medical professional. Further travel health advice can be found at:
Take appropriate precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitos and other insects, see www.travelhealthpro.org.uk/factsheet/38/insect-and-tick-bite-avoidance.
If you have a severe allergy, please inform us before you travel.
Effective from 13th December 2019, the Solomon Islands Government have issued a Travel Advisory in response to recent measles outbreaks across the Asia Pacific region.
Commencing 14th December 2019, all passengers entering the Solomon Islands are required to complete a health declaration form regarding immunisation against/exposure to measles. The forms will be made available at check-in counters and on board your flight.
From 28th December 2019 onwards, all non-residents entering the Solomon Islands who are arriving from measles-affected countries including American Samoa, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Australia, New Zealand and Philippines (including transit through these countries) will be required to provide certified proof that they have been vaccinated against measles at least 15 days prior to their date of arrival.
Accepted proof of vaccination include:
- Internal Certification of Vaccination (yellow card).
- Any official documentation/ letter from a recognised hospital or medical practitioner confirming that the holder has been vaccinated against measles.
- Blood test results showing positive for measles antibodies which indicates immunity to measles.
Please note: failure to provide proof of vaccination will result in being placed into a 21-day quarantine period on arrival in Solomon Islands, or deportation.
A copy of the Solomon Islands Government Travel Advisory can be downloaded here.
The latest advisories from the Solomon Islands Ministry of Health & Medical Services can be found on the Travel Advice page of Solomon Airlines website.
In response to Coronavirus, the Solomon Island authorities have issued the following restrictions:
- Passengers who have transited through or have been in Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, China (People’s Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or Thailand in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Solomon Islands.
- Passengers who have transited through or have been in Afghanistan, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Czechia, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Georgia, Gibraltar, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland (Rep.), Jamaica, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, North Macedonia (Rep.), Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Togo, Turkey, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or Viet Nam in the past 14 days may be subject to immediate quarantine or isolation as applicable.
For further details and the latest updates, please refer to www.flysolomons.com/plan/travel-advice
Please do let us know if you will be affected by this and bear these restrictions in mind when making your travel arrangements.
We are following all governmental advice & guidelines from each destination we operate in. As always, our crew will be respecting good hygiene and we are following recommendations from the WHO on prevention of transmission. The full link can be found here: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
Measures taken will also be included in your initial briefing onboard. We also encourage guests to frequently clean and disinfect regulator mouthpieces and masks and to avoid sharing of these unless there is an emergency.
If your flight connection time in Australia is longer than 8 hours, or you wish to extend and stay in the country for several days, you will need a transit visa, visitor visa or ETA, depending on your travel plans and itinerary.
For further information or to check the requirements for your planned itinerary, please contact your nearest Australian embassy or consulate, or refer to the visa section of the Australian immigration website: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-finder/visit