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Solomon Islands Travel Restrictions

16.11% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 14.88% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter the Solomon Islands.

Solomon Islands entry details and exceptions

Prospective travelers must submit request to enter through the Office of the Secretary to the Prime Minister or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trad by writing to the head of the government’s COVID-19 committee, Permanent Secretary James Remobatu (jremobatu@pmc.gov.sb). Prospective travelers should clearly describe any special or compelling circumstances.


Outgoing travel to the Solomon IslandsTravelling from New Zealand to the Solomon Islands

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to the Solomon Islands.

Details and exceptions

Travelers will have to show evidence of at least 3 negative tests prior to traveling. These tests should be undertaken 21 days before travel (first test) 12-14 days before travel (second test) and 48 hours before travel (third test).

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering the Solomon Islands.

Details and exceptions

Upon arrival, travelers are subject to a 14-day quarantine in one of the local hotels, at their own expense.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from the Solomon Islands

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from the Solomon Islands must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the Solomon Islands will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for the Solomon Islands

Masks:Required in public spaces.

FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter the Solomon Islands. Please check the official guidelines from the Solomon Islands for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter the Solomon Islands without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter the Solomon Islands.

  • Mask usage in the Solomon Islands is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in the Solomon Islands are closed. Bars in the Solomon Islands are closed.

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