BEFORE YOU GO

The following information and links will give you answers to all the tricky questions you need to know before you travel.



Passports

All travellers require valid passports with a minimum of 6 months prior to the expiry date. This applies from the intended departure date from the Solomons. For more information about applying for a passport or renewal, please click here.

Visas

Certain countries require a valid entry visa prior to arrival into the Solomon Islands. However, citizens of USA, Australia and Papua New Guinea can acquire a tourist visa upon arrival for stays of up to 90 days. To check to see if you qualify for a visa on arrival, please click here

Travel Insurance

The saying goes, 'If you can't afford travel insurance, then you can't afford to travel." This is statement is so true. 

Don't assume that nothing will happen to you - you can almost guarantee that the first time you don't do it, something drastic will happen.

Always make sure that you take out the right cover - if you are a scuba diver, normal insurance may not adequately cover you if you need a decompression chamber, for instance. Contact DAN for more details.
If you ski, ride motor bikes (even as a passenger), travel on a small boat or take part in extreme sports, make sure you choose the relevant option in your policy. 

Failure to insure yourself could result in a $100,000 plus bill to you, or if something drastic happens, left behind for your family to pay. Do yourself and your loved ones a favour - get a free quote on our insurance policies here. Book from our site and save a minimum 10% off recommended retail rates.

Smart Traveller

Up to date information from the Australian Government to help you plan your trip.

Vaccination Guide

A visit to some countries could result in you being denied entry into other countries (including Australia) unless you are vaccinated against certain diseases. Check here for information on vaccination requirements and recommendations for Solomon Islands.

Liquids, Aerosols and Gels

The new rules for taking Liquids, Aerosols and Gels through Security onto International Flights.

Duty Free - Security Screening

The best advice that can be given regarding Duty Free Purchases is to buy before you fly and collect on your return unless you can pack it in your Checked-In Luggage which is not subject to Liquids Aerosols and Gels security screening.

Australian Customs Service

For Australian Customs requirements, click here.

Australian Quarantine

For information about what you can and cannot bring with you back into Australia

Dangerous Goods

Information for Travellers about what are classed as Dangerous Goods and under what circumstances (if any) they may be carried on an aircraft.

Taking Medicines out of Australia

If you are required to take medication, it would be wise to check the requirements for taking medicines out of Australia. For more info, click here.