According to allcountrylist, the Solomon Islands is a country and archipelago in the Pacific Ocean (Oceania) consisting of six large islands (Choiseul, Santa Isabel, Malaita, New Georgia, Guadalcanal and Makira) and about a thousand smaller islands. The capital of the Solomon Islands is Honiara. A number of major cities in the Solomon Islands are: Auki, Buala, Gizo and Noro.
The Solomon Islands are known as tropical islands. Unfortunately, some of the islands are in danger of disappearing due to rising sea levels. In many places you can still find dense jungle and mangrove forests. The islands have beautiful white beaches with clear blue water where you can dive and snorkel to many colorful fish species and coral reefs. There are also several shipwrecks on the seabed. Crocodiles and sharks can be found in the water around the islands. The population mainly lives from agriculture, fishing and forestry. See computerdo for Oceania tourism.
Where are the Solomon Islands?
Travel information of Solomon Islands
Official name: Solomon Islands
Area: 28,896 km²
Country code: SB, SLB
Population: 685,097 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy
Highest point: 2,335 m (Mount Popomanaseu)
Distance (Amsterdam – Honiara): 14,740 km
Flight time: about 9 pm
Current status: Attention, safety risks.
Current color code: Yellow.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply on the Solomon Islands that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of the Solomon Islands, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to the Solomon Islands. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compile your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about the Solomon Islands?
Weather and climate
The Solomon Islands has a tropical monsoon climate. Temperatures are around 30 degrees all year round. The islands regularly have to deal with hurricanes.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for the Solomon Islands can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of the Solomon Islands can be found at Climate info.
January, February and March are the best months to travel to the Solomon Islands. This avoids the prolonged rainy season.
English is the official language in the Solomon Islands. In addition, approximately 70 local languages are spoken.
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon arrival in the Solomon Islands.
A visa is not necessary if you stay in the Solomon Islands for less than 3 months.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Australia (also for the Solomon Islands):
Embassy of the Solomon Islands in Belgium (also for the Netherlands): rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting the Solomon Islands, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
in the Solomon Islands has malaria. Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.
Money and Currency
In the Solomon Islands, payment is made with the Salomon dollar (SBD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in the Solomon Islands can be found on our ATMs page.
It is not customary to tip in the Solomon Islands. Some restaurants have a voluntary tip jar.
During our summer time it is 9 hours later in the Solomon Islands.
During our winter time it is 10 hours later in the Solomon Islands.
The Solomon Islands has no difference in winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for the Solomon Islands can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
You must drive on the left in the Solomon Islands.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within the Solomon Islands.
In the Solomon Islands you need a travel plug.
More information about common plugs and sockets on the Solomon Islands can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 999
– Fire: 999
– Ambulance: 999
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to the Solomon Islands can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from the Solomon Islands can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from the Solomon Islands end in.sb.
Solomon Islands official website: visitsolomons.com.sb.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in the Solomon Islands is 00677 or +677.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from the Solomon Islands? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from the Solomon Islands.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from the Solomon Islands.
An overview of all public holidays in the Solomon Islands can be found on Beleven.org.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotel), restaurants and destinations on the Solomon Islands, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about the Solomon Islands?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited the Solomon Islands. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on the Solomon Islands can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in the Solomon Islands can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to the Solomon Islands? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to the Solomon Islands.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 21.
– Alcohol and traffic: No maximum permitted alcohol content.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: No
– Homosexuality: Not allowed. Prison sentence more than 10 years.
Did you know…
…The Solomon Islands was hit by a tsunami in 2007?
…More than 120 dialects are spoken on the Solomon Islands?
…The Solomon Islands formed an important base during World War II?
…Different indigenous peoples still live in the Solomon Islands?