COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in Solomon Islands (30 April Update)

Can a resident enter the country?

  • Yes

  • Citizens and residents are allowed to enter.

Can a foreigner enter the country?

  • Yes with exceptions

  • Travellers originating in the UK and USA will not be permitted entry to the Solomon Islands unless it is for special or compelling circumstances.

  • The Solomon Islands considers all countries except Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan and neighbouring South Pacific island nations (not Papua New Guinea or French Polynesia) as ‘high risk’ for COVID-19. Travellers who have been in a ‘high risk’ country must spend 28 days in a low-risk country before being considered eligible to enter the Solomon Islands.

Test certificate required?

  • Yes

  • Travellers from high-risk countries must show proof of at least three negative COVID-19 PCR tests before travelling. The tests must be conducted 21 days before travel (first test), 12-14 days before travel (second test), and 48 hours before travel (third test).

  • Travellers from low-risk countries must show proof of two negative COVID-19 PCR tests before travelling. The first test must be conducted 14 days prior to departure and the second test 3 days prior to departure.

Is quarantine required on arrival?

  • Yes

  • Travellers from low-risk countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and neighbouring South Pacific island nations (not Papua New Guinea or French Polynesia) must quarantine themselves for 14 days upon arrival

  • Travellers from high-risk countries including the UK must quarantine themselves for 21 days upon arrival.

  • Based on the above restrictions, the traveller will be required to spend between ‘14’ and ‘21’ days in quarantine

Entry form required? (health or other)

  • Yes

  • All inbound travellers must produce a Traveler’s Public Health Declaration and provide their contact details.

Vaccination Required

  • No

  • A vaccination for COVID-19 is not required to enter the country.

Insurance Required?

  • No.

  • Proof of insurance coverage for COVID-19 expenses is not required to enter the country.

Airline restrictions

  • Significant

  • All scheduled international passenger flights are suspended until 30 October 2021.

  • Domestic flights are operating.

  • Some repatriation flights are available.

Border restrictions

  • Significant

  • Yachts or pleasure craft are prohibited from entering the Solomon Islands.

  • The authorities have closed the border between Bougainville, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Island.

Curfew restrictions

  • Minimal

  • The government has extended the state of public emergency until further notice.

Social distancing restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Most businesses and services are operating.

Internal travel restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Taxis are operating.

Non-essential shops open?

  • Yes

  • Casinos, pubs, kava bars, and nightclubs are open.

Non-essential shops open?

  • Yes

Accommodations open?

  • Yes

  • Accommodations are open.

Restaurants open?

  • Yes

  • Restaurants are open.

Bars and cafes open?

  • Yes

  • Bars and cafes are open.

Advice For Travellers

The COVID-19 epidemic is constantly changing worldwide. Travel and border restrictions may change with little or no notice. Airlines may have their own requirements for testing, masking, and distancing. It is recommended that travellers carry a supply of face masks since the requirement can vary by location. It is recommended that travellers practice social distancing and maintain a 6-foot distance other individuals and avoid crowded areas. Check with your airline, booking agent, or country's embassy for information on your specific travel plans