Solomon Islands Travel Vaccines and Advice
The Solomon Islands is a dream destination popular with foreigners seeking a change of scenery. This archipelago attracts visitors with its immense tropical forests and rich seabed adorned with warship wrecks sunk during World War II. The Solomon Islands are also famous for their diving opportunities. If you would like to rest next to peaceful landscapes, your best location is the seaside. For interesting discoveries, go to the capital, the island of Guadalcanal and visit the museum of local traditions, not forgetting to admire the botanical garden or Chinatown. In Honiara, nature lovers will be amazed by the Mataniko falls and the huge caves. If you want to explore more, discover the coastal ecosystem at Marovo lagoon whose beauty is unforgettable.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Solomon Islands
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Recommended Medication for Travelling to the Solomon Islands
|Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
|Malarone, Doxycycline or Mefloquine||Recommended anti-malaria medication|
Current Weather in Solomon Islands
Medical Care in the Solomon Islands
It is rare to find good medical care in the Solomon Islands, and the quality of public hospitals has significantly declined since 2001. It is currently difficult to find medical services in line with international standards. If you require hospitalization, seek treatment at the Central National Referral Hospital. You can also go to the Helena Goldie Hospital. If you experience more serious medical problems, you will most likely be medically evacuated.
Pharmaceuticals prove difficult to access, and pharmacies are especially rare outside of major cities. Therefore, it is important to keep a medical kit with you at all times.
For medical emergencies, dial 911.
Are the Solomon Islands Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Crime||Risk present; Increasing crimes during Christmas holidays|
|Demonstrations and civil unrest||Risk of violence|
|Road safety||Poor road conditions|
|Public transportation||Safe and reliable|
|Marine transportation||Do not board ferries which seem overloaded|
|Women’s safety||Risk present|
|Unexploded ordnance||Risk present|
|Health||Zika virus warning|
|Risk level||Normal security precautions|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit the Solomon Islands?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Only a passport is required to enter the Solomon Islands for trips under 90 days. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.
An onward ticket and a proof of sufficient funds are also required.
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Embassy of Canada to Solomon Islands information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Australian High Commission to the Solomon Islands
Corner Hibiscus Avenue and Mud Alley,
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Tel.: 677 21 561
Fax: 677 23 691
Email: [email protected]
Please note that this is the Australian High Commission located in the Solomon Islands. Support can be provided to Canadians from this High Commission.
Canadian High Commission to Australia (CANBERRA)
Canberra ACT, Solomon Islands 2600
Tel.: (61) 2 6270 4000
Fax: (61) 2 6270 4060
Email: [email protected]
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Australia. There is no Canadian government office in the Solomon Islands.