Following heavy rain and flash flooding, Honiara and Guadalcanal province are designated as disaster areas by the Solomon Island Government. You should exercise a high degree of caution.

Damage to infrastructure following heavy rains is significant. Many roads are either passable only with caution or completely gone. Of the 2 main bridges into Honiara town centre, one has been completely destroyed. The second is only open to light vehicles with significant delays as engineers are in the process of confirming the structural integrity of the bridge. Across the province of Guadalcanal, many areas are still inaccessible as minor bridges and roads have been washed away. The port remains open, water supplies are limited and the quality is degraded. Electricity and telecommunications remain largely unaffected in Honiara.

Food and water shortages are possible, and hotel accommodation could potentially be affected by flood water. The World Health Organisation predicts an increase in non-communicable diseases because of large amounts of stagnant water in and around Honiara. You should confirm with your airline and accommodation provider before travelling.

If you need consular assistance, you should contact the British High Commission in Honiara.

The tropical cyclone season normally runs from November to May. See Natural disasters

Fresh and salt water crocodiles and sharks are common. Large crocodiles have been seen offshore at beaches near Honiara. See Dangerous wildlife

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism Most visits to Solomon Islands are trouble-free.

Medical facilities are very basic throughout Solomon Islands, including Honiara. There has been a recent increase in reported cases of dengue fever. See Health

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

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