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Australia and Solomon Islands Travel Advice

The information on this page is a guide only and subject to change as regulations and restrictions change.

Passengers can book tickets through our Honiara Travel Centre via phone (+677) 20152 or email [email protected], or through our Brisbane Sales Office via phone (+61) 07 38605883 or email [email protected].

Passengers holding valid unused Solomon Airlines tickets can use these as credit towards available flights and any fare or tax difference will need to be paid. 

Please note that limited seats are available on all repatriation flights in accordance with Solomon Islands Government directives and we can not guarantee any availability on any flight services at this time.

Countries have strict entry and quarantine requirements in place for all travellers. Guests are requested to ensure they understand and comply with these. Some requirements are listed below, however, it remains the responsibility of travellers to ensure they satisfy all requirements of the destination country.

View our currently scheduled repatriation flights here.

View the latest Solomon Islands Travel Advisory here

Advice for travel to the Solomon Islands

 

Passport Validity Requirements

For foreign nationals, your passport must have at least 6 months validity beyond your intended stay.

Country Eligibility 

Entry to the Solomon Islands is currently restricted effective from 29 July 2021 in accordance with the latest Travel Advisory.

View our currently scheduled repatriation flights here.

COVID-19 PCR Testing and Vaccination Requirements

One COVID-19 PCR negative test result is required taken 72 hours before arrival - results to be sent with your Pre-Departure Form to [email protected]

All passengers must also have completed their COVID-19 vaccination at least 4 weeks prior to departure in order to be eligible to travel. Where two vaccination doses are required to complete vaccination, this period commences following completion of the second dose. Please note entry is subject to final approval by the Solomon Islands Ministry of Health and Medical Services and Incident Controller following receipt of test results and required pre-departure forms. 

Mandatory Pre-Departure Forms

All passengers are required to complete a Pre-Departure Questionnaire and Instructions on Conduct form. These forms are required to be completed, signed, and emailed to [email protected] at least 5 days prior to departure.

Please also send copies of your vaccination certificates and recent COVID-19 tests. Be aware this is a Solomon Islands Government email address so emails will need to be under 8mb in size. It is ok to split the emails if required.

These health entry requirements are strict. Please It is important that you keep a hard copy of the above documents for inspection on arrival if required by the health authorities.

All passengers are also required to complete a Pre-Departure Checklist, which needs to be completed, signed, and emailed to [email protected] at least 1 day prior to departure. 

Solomon Islands Prime Minister's Office Approval

All foreign nationals require Prime Minister's Office Approval regardless of their resident or work status for travel on/before 30 June 2022. The exemption can only be granted by the Prime Minister and is the first step into the process of entering the country. The final step is fulfilling all the mandatory health requirements before any approval is granted.

For the COVID Oversight Committee to consider your situation, please address a letter to the Chairperson of the COVID Committee and state your reasons to enter Solomon Islands. The address is: Mr James Remobatu, Chairperson, COVID-19 Oversight Committee, PO Box G1, Honiara.‚Äč

The application is to be emailed and each entry to the country will require a separate application. Applications will be subject to an SBD$2,000 fee unless you fall under exemption categories. Refer to Solomon Islands Travel Advisory 22 (2 June 2022) for requirements.

From 1 July 2022, this approval is no longer required.

Pay your own Quarantine Options for visitors and Home Quarantine for citizens

Visitors will need to follow the health protocols in place during this time, including booking your own approved quarantine accommodation, paying in full, and staying for the required 6 days of mandatory quarantine, though you are free to move around the accommodation.

Approved Tourism Bubble Properties include:

Honiara - Heritage Park Hotel, Mendana Hotel, Coral Sea Resort & Casino, King Solomon Hotel, Pacific Casino Hotel, Honiara Hotel

Marau - Tavanipupu Spa & Wellness Retreat

Suavanao - Papatura Island Retreat

Munda - Zipolo Habu Resort, Castaway Lagoon Resort

Gizo - Fatboys Resort, Sanbis Resort, Imagination Island

Liveaboard Cruises - Bilikiki Cruises, MV Taka

Please note that this accommodation list is subject to change.

The Solomon Islands Government will undertake quarantine accommodation for Solomon Islands nationals and those agreed by the Government. Non-Government repatriates will need to pay for their own accommodation. Home quarantine is permitted subject to a successful application to the Incident Controller at the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. Refer to Solomon Islands Travel Advisory 22 (2 June 2022) for requirements.

Day of Departure Conditions

You must have completed all of the above requirements including completion and delivery of the Pre-Departure Checklist 24 hours prior to departure.

All of these requirements are mandatory and the passenger's responsibility in order to be able to board an international flight to Solomon Islands.

If any of these requirements are not completed, then boarding will be denied and no-show conditions will apply.

You will be required to wear a face mask at all times on the flight. Catering will be limited to reduce contact between crew and passengers.

For information on disembarkation procedures at Honiara click here.

 

Advice for travel to Australia

All fully COVID-19 vaccinated visa holders will be permitted to enter Australia. No COVID-19 testing is required prior to departure.

Digital Passenger Declaration

The Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) has replaced the Australia Travel Declaration. All passengers arriving by air into Australia should complete the DPD. You can start your DPD seven days before your flight and submit it within 72 hours prior to your departure for Australia. This is because you must provide your health information and declaration (vaccination status and COVID-19 test result) within 72 hours before your flight. Click here to complete the DPD

Click here for further information on what you need to do before you travel including COVID-19 requirements

Recognition of COVID-19 vaccines

Refer to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) on registered COVID-19 Vaccines in Australia.

The following vaccines not registered in Australia are now recognised by the TGA: Sinovac, Covishield, Sinopharm, Covaxin

The following vaccines not-registered in Australia are not currently recognised by the TGA: Sputnik V, Cansino

The above is what will be reflected on vaccine passports. Unfortunately, if an individual has had either a single or double dose of vaccines not-registered and not currently recognised, they are still required to complete a full course (two doses) of a vaccine registered in Australia to be considered fully vaccinated.

If you are COVID-19 vaccinated, click here for more details

If you are COVID-19 unvaccinated, click here for more details

Proof of vaccination

The certificates issued by the Solomon Islands to show vaccinations do not have sufficient information for proof for Australia.

You must get a Yellow Health Vaccination Booklet for travel from the Emergency Operations Centre at the Ministry of Health compound opposite the National Referral Hospital – phone 25256. You will need to show them your Solomon Islands Government-issued vaccination card and passport and they will transfer the information to the WHO-issued booklet.

QLD International Arrivals

All passengers irrespective of COVID-19 vaccination status are permitted to enter Queensland without any quarantine requirement, however, a negative result from a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) will be required within 24 hours before passengers can enter the community.

State and Territory International Arrivals and Quarantine Requirements 

Passengers must wear face masks throughout international flights and airports. If you cannot remain in the airport before your connecting flight departs, you must follow the quarantine and isolation requirements in the state or territory you have arrived in, even if you have an exemption from the Australia Border Force Commissioner. State and territory authorities will consider exemptions to any mandatory quarantine period on a case-by-case basis.

Information on exemptions to mandatory quarantine period can be found here

Click here for Queensland Government advice.

Click here for New South Wales Government advice.

Transiting Australia

The Department of Home Affairs website sets out information on transiting Australia, including on transit visas, irrespective of how long your transit is. 

You are able to transit through Australia if transiting for 8 hours or less and you have evidence of onward international travel and if a visa is not required (please refer to the Department of Home Affairs website). If your transit is 8-72 hours you will need to request a 771 transit visa

Additional Information

Please do not hesitate to contact our Reservations or Sales Offices.