Solomon Islands

Honiara will host the 2023 Pacific Games between 19 November and 3 December. There’s likely to be extra demands on local infrastructure and resources, as well as traffic congestion. Make early preparations if you are visiting Honiara during this time. (See ‘Travel’).

Political unrest can happen in Honiara during sittings of Parliament, elections and times of political uncertainty. Demonstrations can turn violent quickly. Avoid protests and political gatherings.
Solomon Islands can experience extreme weather. The cyclone season is from November to May. Follow updates and instructions from local authorities, such as the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service.

Mobile and internet services can be limited in some areas. Have a backup communications plan.

The hyperbaric chamber in Honiara is currently out of operation. If you experience decompression sickness (DCS) as a result of scuba diving, specialised transport will be required to transfer you to another country for treatment.

We advise:

Exercise normal safety precautions in Solomon Islands overall.

Higher levels apply in some areas.


We've reviewed our advice for Turkmenistan and continue to advise, reconsider your need to travel. Higher levels apply. You need a visa for Turkmenistan, even if you're only transiting. Get a visa before you arrive, and don't overstay your visa, as there are penalties...

read more


We've reviewed our travel advice for Angola and continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution. You don't need a visa to visit Angola as a tourist. For all other travel, apply for a visa online with Angola's Serviço de Migração (see 'Travel'). We advise:...

read more


We've reviewed our advice for Tunisia and continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution overall due to the threat of terrorism. Higher levels apply in some areas. Protests, demonstrations and strikes can occur throughout Tunisia with little or no warning and...

read more