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Foreign travel advice

Solomon Islands

Summary

Cases of Zika virus have been reported in the Solomon Islands in 2015. You should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre, particularly if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Seek advice from a health professional if you have any further questions or concerns.

The tropical cyclone season normally runs from November to May. You should monitor local and international weather updates and follow the advice of the local authorities. See Natural disasters

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force has limited resources and response times to calls for help can be slow. There have been reports of robberies involving violence, handbag snatching, pick-pocketing, distraction thefts and harassment, particularly around the central market in Honiara.

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

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. Most visits to Solomon Islands are trouble-free. See Terrorism

Medical facilities are very basic throughout Solomon Islands, including in Honiara. Contact local health providers for further advice. See Health

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

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