How to Enter Solomon Islands

Do I need a passport or visa to enter?

American citizens do not need a visa to enter Solomon Islands. You must have a passport, onward/return ticket, and proof of sufficient funds. You may be denied boarding at check-in or turned around upon arrival in Honiara if your documents are not in order. Visitor permits are granted upon arrival at Henderson International Airport in Honiara, and you may enter any number of times as long as your total time in Solomon Islands does not exceed 90 days in a 12-month period. If you arrive on a one-way airline ticket, you must have documentation stating your business; this includes a work permit if you’re going to work in Solomon Islands. The Solomon Islands’ government strictly enforces immigration laws, and you may face fines and other penalties if you remain in the country beyond the authorized period of stay.

If you arrive on a yacht, visit the nearest immigration office to complete arrival forms and apply for a visitor’s permit or e-mail the Immigration Director, Mason Fugui at

If you arrive in Solomon Islands by plane but plan to depart by yacht, you must apply for a visitor’s permit before you arrive by contacting the Director of Immigration. The application should state your arrival date, the vessel name and registration details, the vessel’s arrival date, and the approximate time you will spend in Solomon Islands. It should also request entry on a one-way (arrival only) airline ticket. The Director will issue a permit to be presented at airline check-in. If you do not have this permit, you may be denied boarding. Please allow at least four weeks for the permit to be issued.

For more information about entry requirements, please contact the Permanent Mission of Solomon Islands to the United Nations at 800 Second Avenue, Suite 400L, New York, NY 10017-4709; Tel: (212) 599-6192 or 6193 or visit the Permanent Mission of Solomon Islands to the United Nations web site . If you anticipate the possibility of transiting or visiting Australia we advise you to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for Australia before leaving the United States.

Special Travel Circumstances in Solomon Islands

Customs Information: The Solomon Islands' customs authorities enforce strict regulations for importing or exporting firearms and ammunition, sexually explicit material, and certain prescription drugs to or from Solomon Islands. Other items may be subject to quarantine regulations or import duty. The Solomon Islands' government prohibits the export of military artifacts from World War II. Contact the Solomon Islands' Mission to the United Nations for specific information regarding customs requirements.

Natural Disasters: Solomon Islands lie in the South Pacific cyclonic trajectory and are vulnerable to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and sudden tidal movements. The Pacific cyclone season extends from November through March.


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