Solomon Islands

Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise increased caution traveling to the Solomon Islands due to low COVID-19 vaccination rates.

Passport/Visa Requirements

For the latest passport and visa requirements for this country, please consult the U.S. State Department’s “Learn About Your Destination” search tool, available through the link below.

US Embassy/Consulate

US does not have an embassy in the Solomon Islands; the US Ambassador to Papua New Guinea is accredited to the Solomon Islands; +(675) 321-1455; EMER: +(675) 7200-9439; US Embassy Port Moresby, Courier Service Address: Douglas Street, adjacent to the Bank of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea;;

LGBTQIA+ Travelers

Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone



The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for the Solomon Islands: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, COVID-19, and influenza.


Tropical monsoon; few temperature and weather extremes

Currency (Code)

Solomon Islands dollars (SBD)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): G, I

Plug Type GPlug Type I

Major Languages

Melanesian pidgin, English; note: 120 indigenous languages

Major Religions

Protestant (Church of Melanesia, South Sea Evangelical, Seventh Day Adventist, United Church, Christian Fellowship Church), Roman Catholic, other Christian

Time Difference

UTC+11 (16 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

Potable Water

Opt for bottled water

International Driving Permit


Road Driving Side


Tourist Destinations

East Rennell; Guadalcanal American Memorial; Bonegi I & II; Morovo Lagoon; Tenaru Falls

Major Sports

Rugby, soccer, futsal (indoor court soccer), beach soccer

Cultural Practices

In the Solomon Islands, respect for elders and women, particularly in rural areas.

Tipping Guidelines

There is no tipping and visitors are requested to honor this local custom. However, visitors can contribute to a shared tipping box whose contents are distributed at Christmas.


Wood carvings, woven baskets and other woven goods, mother-of-pearl and shell jewelry and other decorative items

Traditional Cuisine

Poi — a savory side dish of rinsed taro roots turned into a paste

Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.

World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.

US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.

To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)

How to get help in an emergency? 
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444

Page last updated: Thursday, May 09, 2024