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Last verified: Saturday, 11. July 2020 at 07:20 AM

Solomon Islands Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Solomon Islands

Local Situation: 3.5 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Solomon Islands. We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.5 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Solomon Islands

There are currently no officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Solomon Islands. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Solomon Islands.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Solomon Islands

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Solomon Islands.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Solomon Islands from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.5 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Exercise normal precautions in Solomon Islands. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/solomon-island-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/solomon-islands

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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International flights into and out of Solomon Islands are cancelled. Follow the Australian High Commission's social media accounts for updates on possible unscheduled flights. (See Travel for links.) If you're remaining in Solomon Islands, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Solomon Islands.

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/solomon-islands

Individual rating changes for Solomon Islands

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Solomon Islands. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 23rd 2020

The total rating for Solomon Islands changed from 3.3 to 3.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Solomon Islands with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Solomon Islands changed from 3.0 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Solomon Islands to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 17th 2020

The total rating for Solomon Islands changed from 2.0 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Solomon Islands to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Solomon Islands changed from 1.0 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Solomon Islands with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Solomon Islands changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Solomon Islands with a rating of 1.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Solomon Islands with a rating of 1.0.

About Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands with its capital Honiara is a country in Oceania (Melanesia), slightly smaller than Maryland (28,450 km²). The country is located Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Papua New Guinea. The climate can be described as tropical monsoon; few extremes of temperature and weather. The landscape is mostly rugged mountains with some low coral atolls. With a population of about 0.58 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Honiara
Population less than one million
Size 28.450 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Maryland
Common languages English
Currency Dollar (short: SBD)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +677
Internet Top Level Domain .sb
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 SB
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 SLB
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 90

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Solomon Islands is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • many of the surrounding coral reefs are dead or dying
  • soil erosion

Natural hazzards

  • geologically active region with frequent earthquakes, tremors, and volcanic activity
  • Tinakula (851 m) has frequent eruption activity, while an eruption of Savo (485 m) could affect the capital Honiara on nearby Guadalcanal
  • tropical cyclones, but rarely destructive
  • tsunamis

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Solomon Islands. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. fish
  2. mining
  3. timber
  4. tuna

Agriculture products

  1. cattle
  2. cocoa
  3. coconuts
  4. fish
  5. fruit
  6. palm kernels
  7. pigs
  8. rice
  9. timber

Solomon Islander Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Solomon Islands.

Export products

  1. cocoa
  2. copra
  3. fish
  4. palm oil
  5. timber

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. food
  4. fuels
  5. manufactured goods
  6. plant

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Solomon Islands?

Solomon Islands is currently rated at 3,5 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 4 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Solomon Islands.

Is it safe to travel Solomon Islands in 2020?

Visiting the country Solomon Islands is usually fine. The score is at 3,5 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Solomon Islands?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 4 individual sources for Solomon Islands.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Solomon Islands?

There are currently no officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Solomon Islands. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Solomon Islands.

What is the size of Solomon Islands?

Solomon Islands has a size of 28,450 km² or 10,985 mi² which is slightly smaller than Maryland.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.