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Solomon Islands travel restrictions

Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes
Airlines Updates

Published on 15.06.2020
Solomon Airlines suspends international passenger flights till August

Flight Restrictions

1. Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter Solomon Isl.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Solomon Isl.
– This does not apply to passengers with prior written authorization issued by the Prime Minister.
2. Nationals and residents of Solomon Isl. who have been in countries with confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) will be put in quarantine for a period of 14 days upon arrival.
3. Passengers with prior written authorization issued by the Prime Minister who have been in countries with confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) will be put in quarantine for a period of 14 days upon arrival.
4. Passengers must present a completed Traveler’s Public Health Declaration Card and provide full details of their place of stay, travel itinerary and current personal contact details in Solomon Isl.
5. Passengers and airline crew must provide details of their international travel history for the period of 14 days prior to arrival in Solomon Isl.

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Quarantine

People identified as persons of interest based on testing and screening measures may be required to undergo a 28-day quarantine at a government-designated site.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 9 months
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Malaria (2019)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists throughout the year except in a few outlying eastern
and southern islets. P. vivax resistance to chloroquine has been reported.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: C

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  • Solomon Islands international flights to remain suspended until end of August because of COVID-19 (RNZ, 14.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Effective from 10 June, there are new arrangements in place for passengers arriving in Honiara on the (very) limited number of Solomon Airlines charter flights.
    Incoming passengers will fall into one of several categories of visitors: Category 1 – Passengers from COVID-19 free countries (e.g. Vanuatu, Samoa, Tonga) – 14 days quarantine plus one in-country COVID-19 test on day 14 and, if negative (99.999%) released from quarantine; Category 2 – Passengers from COVID-19 affected countries that are now COVID free for more than 28 days (e.g. Papua New Guinea and Fiji) – 14 days quarantine plus two in-country COVID-19 tests; first test between day 5 -10 and second test on day 14. If both negative, released from quarantine; Category 3A – Passengers from COVID-19 affected countries, but with a regressing rate of new infections and the number of active cases decreasing (e.g. Australia, New Zealand, China, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong) – 14 days quarantine on the condition you come with two negative test results 14 days before travelling to Solomon Islands, plus two in-country COVID-19 tests; first test between Day 5 -10 and second test on Day 14. If both negative, released from quarantine; Category 3B – Passengers from COVID-19 affected countries, but with a regressing rate of new infections and the number of active cases decreasing (e.g. Australia, New Zealand, China, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong) but without two negative test results – 14 days quarantine plus three QuantVirus Real-Time PCR Coronavirus Test (qPCR) in-country COVID-19 tests on Days 5, 10 and 14. If all negative, released from quarantine. Category 4A – Passengers from COVID-19 affected countries with infection rate increasing, consistently serious or wide community transmission reports (e.g. USA, Singapore, UK, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, India) 14 days quarantine on the condition you come with three negative test results 21 days prior to travel (21, 10 and 2 days before travel) plus three qPCR in-country COVID-19 tests on Days 5, 10 and 14. If all negative, released from quarantine. Category 4B – Passengers from these (Category 4A) countries with high community transmission and daily increasing cases that do not come with 3 consecutive negative test results, will be required to serve 21 days quarantine with 3 qPCR in-country COVID-19 tests on Days 5,14 and 21. If all negative, released from quarantine. The Solomon Islands Government have announced that the last scheduled international flight departed Honiara on Friday 27 March. Honiara International Airport is now closed to all scheduled international flights, although a small number of charter flights are being operated by Solomon Airlines, primarily to repatriate stranded Solomon Island citizens.
    All incoming travellers eligible to enter the country must complete a Traveller’s Public Health Declaration card. You must provide full details of your place of stay, travel itinerary and current personal contact details in Solomon Islands for 14 days after your arrival/quarantine in Solomon Islands.

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    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in place until at least July. The capital Honiara was declared an emergency zone and ordered to close all entertainment venues. Short-notice curfews such as those seen overnight on 11-12 April are likely to be imposed intermittently. Popular tourist location Aneityum island remains under lockdown due to a confirmed COVID-19 case.

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    06.07.2020
  • Solomon Islands

    International restrictions:

    All international flights to/from the Solomon Islands have been suspended until further notice, with exceptions to repatriation flights. The authorities have banned entry to all non-citizens. All returning Solomon Islands citizens and residents who have a travel history to any country with confirmed COVID-19 cases are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine. The authorities have also banned the movement of small craft vessels (less than ten metres) in the shared maritime border with Papua New Guinea.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in place until at least July. The capital Honiara was declared an emergency zone and ordered to close all entertainment venues. Short-notice curfews such as those seen overnight on 11-12 April are likely to be imposed intermittently. Popular tourist location Aneityum island remains under lockdown due to a confirmed COVID-19 case.

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    20.05.2020
  • Source [https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening]
    [https://pg.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
    [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/solomon-islands]
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