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Essential information

At a glance

Plug combo gi
Electricity
230V/50hz
Jul-Sep
Best time to go
Winter
32°C / 89°F
Current Weather
Mostly Cloudy
More on weather
area code
677

Visas

Not required for most Western countries for stays of up to one month

Get the latest visa advice for Solomon Islands from our community.

When to go and weather

°C°F
mmin
SLB
Honiara
Go Jul–Sep
Mar – May
31238774
3.6
0.14
Jun – Aug
31228772
1.8
0.07
Sep – Nov
31238873
2.8
0.11
Dec – Feb
31248774
4.57
0.18
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Gizo
Go Jul–Sep
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season

Getting to Solomon Islands

Getting around Solomon Islands

Health and safety

Insurance

  • Comprehensive travel insurance to cover theft, loss and medical problems is highly recommended.
  • Some policies specifically exclude dangerous activities such as scuba diving, motorcycling, skiing and even trekking: read the fine print.
  • Check that the policy covers ambulances or an emergency flight home.
  • Find out in advance if your insurance plan will make payments directly to providers or reimburse you later for overseas health expenditures.
  • If you have to claim later, make sure you keep all documentation.
  • Paying for your airline ticket with a credit card often provides limited travel accident insurance – ask your credit card company what it is prepared to cover.
  • Worldwide travel insurance is available at www.lonelyplanet.com/travel-insurance. You can buy, extend and claim online anytime – even if you’re already on the road.
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Advice for travellers

Women travellers

  • Exercise normal caution in Honiara – after dark, take a taxi and stay in busy areas.
  • Melanesians are very sensitive about the show of female thighs so shorts and skirts should be knee-length and swimwear should incorporate boardshorts rather than bikini bottoms.

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