Tropical Cyclone Raquel has now been downgraded to a Tropical Low. All provinces throughout the Solomon Islands can still expect to experience high winds (up to 35 knots) and heavy rain fall over the next 24 to 36 hours. Monitor local media for further updates and follow instructions from 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 Honiara. See Health

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.