Solomon Islands (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Anyone entering Solomon Islands must complete a Traveller’s Public Health Declaration card.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: No
Events: Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Fully Open
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 04.12.2020
1. Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Solomon Isl.
– This does not apply to passengers with prior written authorization issued by the Prime Minister.
2. Nationals and residents of Solomon Isl. who have been in countries with confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) will be put in quarantine for a period of 14 days upon arrival.
3. Passengers with prior written authorization issued by the Prime Minister who have been in countries with confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) will be put in quarantine for a period of 14 days upon arrival.
4. Passengers must present a completed Traveler’s Public Health Declaration Card and provide full details of their place of stay, travel itinerary and current personal contact details in Solomon Isl.
5. Passengers and airline crew must provide details of their international travel history for the period of 14 days prior to arrival in Solomon Isl.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

With immediate effect, travellers originating in the UK or the USA will not be permitted entry to Solomon Islands. This is for an unknown period.

All other countries with the exception of Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan and neighbouring South Pacific island nations (not Papua New Guinea or French Polynesia) have been designated by Solomon Islands as ‘high risk’ for COVID-19. Prospective travellers who have been in a ‘high risk’ country must spend 28 days in a low risk country before being considered eligible to enter Solomon Islands.

There is a complete prohibition on yachts or pleasure craft entering Solomon Islands territory by sea. This applies to all ports and islands in the territory. You may not enter Solomon Islands by yacht or pleasure craft. Mariners in distress seeking entry as an emergency safe haven should make all efforts to contact Solomon Islands Authorities well in advance of entering. The penalties for entering Solomon Islands by yacht or pleasure craft without permission include forfeiture of the boat, imprisonment, fine and deportation.

Prospective incoming air passengers must be approved for travel into Solomon Islands by the Solomon Islands government.

You will have to show evidence of at least 3 negative coronavirus tests prior to travelling. These tests should be undertaken 21 days before travel (first test) 12-14 days before travel (second test) and 48 hours before travel (third test). You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test.

Quarantine for a minimum of 14 days (for travel from designated ‘low risk’ country) is mandatory on arrival and all passengers will undertake at least 3 COVID tests before being permitted to leave quarantine. Non-Solomon Islanders will be expected to pay for quarantine in one of the local hotels.

If you are already in Solomon Islands and hold a short term visa for Solomon Islands which is close to expiry, you should contact Solomon Island Immigration to get your visa extended. If you are outside Solomon Islands and have a work permit, visa or exemption, you should contact the Ministry of Commerce and Immigration before beginning the return process; visa conditions may have changed since your visa was issued.
 

Lockdown Details

Solomon Islands has not implemented widespread lockdown or social distancing measures.

Non-essential public gatherings including sporting events, fun-raising concerts, weddings are discouraged. This may extend to churches if the situation gets worse.

Restaurants and bars in Solomon Islands are open. Non-essential businesses and attractions in Solomon Islands are open.

Wearing face masks is not required in Solomon Islands.
 

Sources

https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/worldwide/worldwide-travel-alerts
Data Source: covidcontrols.co