It’s been a long time coming, but our borders are now officially open today.

Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, says while the country has now fully opened its borders starting today, travelers will still need to show they are fully vaccinated.

While quarantine will be dropped, visitors will still need to be fully vaccinated and a negative PCR test result actioned 72 hours prior to arrival.

This extended timeframe is intended to benefit passengers requiring a transit stop prior to boarding a flight to the Solomon Islands.

Tourism Solomon’s acting CEO, head of corporate services, Dagnal Dereveke said after more than two years isolated from the rest of the world, this is wonderful news and he, his team and the local tourism industry are more than ready to start welcoming international visitors.

“Our tourism sector has taken the front foot and is well ahead of other segments of the population in terms of COVID-readiness,” Dereveke said.

“More than 80 per cent of business operators, hoteliers and resorts have undergone ‘Tourism Minimum Standards Extra-Care’ training and implemented COVID-safe protocols in preparation for the border reopening.”

Solomon Airlines will be adding new international schedule effective from 01-Aug-2022, reintroducing regular services between Solomon Islands and Australia, Fiji, Vanuatu and Kiribati, and connections to partner airline services from New Zealand, Asia and the US.

Solomon Islands is now open for business!