Passports, Visas & Customs2018-06-28T18:28:41+00:00

Legal Requirements Before you go

Live-aboard Diving

Passports

A valid passport is required to enter the Solomon Islands. You must have at least 6 months validity from the departure date from the Solomons to be allowed to arrive in the country.  You must also have sufficient space for entry and exit stamps in the passport.

Passports that do not meet the above requirements will be need to be renewed before your arrival.

Entry Visa

Visas for international tourists will be issued upon arrival at Honiara airport, providing specific criteria are met:

  • you are in possession of a valid passport
  • you possess a return ticket form the Solomon Islands
  • you have sufficient funds to support yourself for the duration of your stay
  • you have valid visas to enter other countries on your ticket (where applicable)
  • you are not on the list of countries that require prior approval to enter the Solomon Islands

To see if you require a visa prior to arrival, please visit here

Ad Hoc Diving

Customs

The Solomon Islands has restrictions on certain goods for importing or exporting. Prohibited goods are those goods of a nature or kind which are by virtue of any law for the time being in force in Solomon Islands absolutely prohibited from being imported or exported. Prohibited goods carry with them a series of penalties if you are caught importing or exporting such items. Examples of prohibited goods include such things as illicit narcotics and drugs.

Restricted goods are those items which can only be imported or exported where authority of a licence has been granted by the Controller of Customs and Excise or another relevant Government authority. Examples of restricted goods include prescription medications, wildlife and items of cultural significance. If items are found to be imported or exported without the relevant authority the individual may be subject to prosecution, fine and seizure of the restricted goods.

Please note that while all marine life and products are considered restricted items, some of these are prohibited and the onus is on the person to check with the appropriate authorities. For more information on prohibit and restricted goods please visit http://www.mof.gov.sb

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