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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Solomon Islands
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Solomon Islands


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Very High -

Inbound travel is generally not possible. Government authorities may grant exceptions to specific travellers.

No inbound entry, including for citizens and residents. Government authorities may authorise exceptions, but these are not applicable to the vast majority of travellers.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? Yes
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? Yes
(Until further notice)
Border restrictions
• Border closures/restrictions
- Suspension of regular scheduled international flights is in place until 26 March 2022.

• Exemptions
- Solomon Airlines will be operating a series of repatriation flights to bring nationals home. All such flights are government-managed repatriation charter flights, passengers should contact their nearest Solomon Islands government embassy or mission for details.
(Until further notice)
Entry rules
• Inbound travel for local nationals / residents
- Travel is permitted on international repatriation flights to Solomon Islands
• Inbound travel for 'third country' nationals
- Travel is permitted with prerequisites. Approval by the prime minister is required, travellers’ name will have to be published in the gazette prior to entry.
• Inbound travel from areas where virus variants of concern are circulating
- Foreign nationals originating from restricted countries are not permitted entry unless they are fully vaccinated four weeks prior to departure and quarantined for 14 days in low-risk countries. For the list of restricted countries and further information, visit https://www.flysolomons.com/plan/australia-solomon-islands-travel-advice
• Exemptions
- Inbound travel requirements for foreign nationals may be made for humanitarian grounds on a case-by-case basis.

(Until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test?
- All inbound travellers
• Type of test and timeframe
- Two PCR tests (the first one to be taken 14 days prior to departure, the second one to be taken three days prior to departure) and submit the results to NHEOC_REPAT@moh.gov.sb.
- Travellers from high- and extremely high-risk countries are required to take 3 PCR tests (21, 11 and 3 days) prior to departure. Results are to be submitted here NHEOC_REPAT@moh.gov.sb.

• Exemptions
- An additional COVID-19 test will be done in the first 48 hours for travellers from COVID-19 free countries or COVID-19 low-risk countries if they did not comply with their full pre-departure test requirements
(Until further notice)
Quarantine requirements

• Who must quarantine and for how long?
- All travellers are required to quarantine for 14 days if the country of departure is not in the high/ extremely high-risk category. Otherwise, a 21 day quarantine applies.
• Where can this be done?
- Government assigned site/ hotel
• Additional tests in quarantine?
- Additional tests (up to four) during quarantine are contingent upon the risk category of the country travellers depart from. The schedule can be found here: https://pg.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/276/Travel-Advisory-Notice-Number-17.pdf
(Until further notice)
Documentation required
• 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 NHEOC_REPAT@moh.gov.sb at least five days prior to departure. 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 apt.bne@flysolomons.com at least 1 day prior to departure.
(Until further notice)
Other
• Other useful information such as are airports open/closed, specific mask requirements in airports etc.
- Please refer to rules specified within this document https://www.flysolomons.com/library/content/Planpage/covid19-disembarkation-process-honiara-international-airport.pdf
(Until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No

(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? Yes
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? No
(Until further notice)
State of emergency
• A state of public emergency is in place.
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Solomon Islands

COVID-19 information for Solomon Islands

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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The security environment in the Solomon Islands is relatively secure for business travellers and expatriates. Crime remains the primary travel risk. Political and ethnic tensions have reduced considerably since 2006, though the situation can be unpredictable and isolated incidents of unrest occur periodically. The Solomon Islands are also prone to natural hazards such as volcanic activity, earthquakes and tropical cyclones

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Solomon Islands
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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MeaslesFrom 28 December, 2019, proof of measles
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverA yellow fever vaccination certificate is
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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