Visa and Immigration Procedures to Solomon Islands
Passengers visiting Solomon Islands need to have a valid passport and a return ticket. Outbound air tickets instead of a return ticket is acceptable. A three-month permit is issued to holders of passports from Schengen Area countries as well as other nations, such as U.S. or South Korea. Visas are granted on arrival to visitors of certain countries.
Things/Items Allowed into Solomon Islands
Passengers older than 18 years old are allowed to bring without customs duty 200 individual cigarettes, 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco, 2 liters of spirits or equivalent in other alcoholic beverage, and other goods up to the maximum of SBD 3,000 (SBD 1,500 for persons under 18 years of age).
Things/Items Forbidden out of Solomon Islands
・Live Animals, domestic to Solomon Islands
Things/Items Forbidden into Solomon Islands
・Royal Arms and War Relics
・Opium and other Narcotics
・Counterfeit Coins and Currency
・Flick Knives, Gravity Knives and Knuckle Dusters
Voice of Travelers to Solomon Islands
Unforgettable Time in Solomon Islands
I traveled on an onward ticket from Australia through Solomon Islands to Vanuatu. The ticket was quite expensive, but I was excited to be able to spend a few days in Solomon Islands. Mbonege Beach was the best and scuba diving was so fun. I recommend visiting Solomon Islands to all couples on their romantic getaway.
Cheap Air Ticket to Solomon Islands
I found a very good air ticket deal for a round trip with accommodation and transportation included. Not knowing much about Solomon Islands, I decided to give it a try. My journey started in Hong Kong on a direct flight to Solomon Islands. The ticket was issued for Honiara, but I ended up spending most of my days on Malaita island, relaxing on the beaches.
Solomon Islands Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How should I travel between individual islands?
A. One way to travel within the Solomon Islands is by sea. There are ferries which connect individual islands. Round-trip tickets are available and are cheaper than a one-way ticket. Another option is to buy an air ticket. Solomon Airlines offers domestic flights with cheap tickets.
Q. Is Solomon Islands safe?
A. While there is increased security in the city, it highly depends on the area you are visiting. It is best to refer to the website of the Government of Solomon Islands: http://dfat.gov.au/geo/solomon-islands/Pages/solomon-islands.aspx or your country's embassy website in Solomon Islands for the latest travel news. While not as bad as some neighboring countries, crime rates are still high. Therefore we advise travelers not to venture around after dark. In terms of health safety, malaria is rampant, therefore travelers will need to take anti-malaria pills before and during their trip.
Q. When is the best time to travel to Solomon Islands?
A. The Solomon Islands lie in the tropical zone, so the weather is warm throughout the entire year. The best time to visit Solomon Islands is between June and August when the rainfall is less frequent. This is also the main tourist season on Solomon Islands when air tickets are most expensive.
Solomon Islands - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights toHoniara International Airport・Sydney Airport
・Jacksons International Airport
Flight Routes to Solomon Islands
Honiara International Airport is the largest airport in the Solomon Islands. Air tickets for direct flights from Brisbane, Sydney, and Port Moresby are available. Solomon Airlines is the national airline and operates domestic flights to other islands in the archipelago. It is necessary to purchase a return air ticket if flying to Solomon Islands from abroad. An onward ticket to other destinations in Solomon Islands can be purchased at Honiara International Airport.