The Solomon Islands

Capital Honiara

Population 642,000

Area 28,896 km2

Key facts

The Solomon Islands is a country located in Melanesia. The country has no land neighbors.

English is an official language in The Solomon Islands. It means that if you speak it, you would be able to communicate with almost everyone. If not, it is highly recommended that you acquire some basic English before traveling to The Solomon Islands.

The national currency in The Solomon Islands is Solomon Islands dollar (SBD). The dollar (SI$) is subdivided into 100 cent.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 8.01 SBD and 1 USD is worth 8.15 SBD.

Solomon Islander
Banknotes

SI$5SI$10SI$20SI$50SI$100

Solomon Islander
Coins

102050SI$1SI$2

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest No data available.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in The Solomon Islands.15.05 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in The Solomon Islands. Type I is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type I 220 V, 50 Hz  Type G 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Solomon Islands?

There are no Mariott hotels in The Solomon Islands.

There are no Hilton hotels in The Solomon Islands.

There are no IHG hotels in The Solomon Islands.

There are no Best Western hotels in The Solomon Islands.

There are no Radisson hotels in The Solomon Islands.

There are no Accor hotels in The Solomon Islands.

What fast food chains are present in Solomon Islands?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains in Solomon Islands.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in The Solomon Islands.

The KFC chain does not operate in The Solomon Islands.

The Burger King chain does not operate in The Solomon Islands.

The Subway chain does not operate in The Solomon Islands.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in The Solomon Islands.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in The Solomon Islands.

Weather

Today the sun in Honiara, rises at 6:01 AM and sets at 6:16 PM. The climate of Honiara may be categorized as a equatorial rainforest (Af), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5OvercastLow: 23.9°C (75.02°F)High: 35°C (95°F)
ThursdayOct 6OvercastLow: 22.7°C (72.86°F)High: 34.7°C (94.46°F)
FridayOct 7ThunderstormLow: 23.4°C (74.12°F)High: 32.3°C (90.14°F)
SaturdayOct 8Rain showersLow: 23.9°C (75.02°F)High: 32.6°C (90.68°F)
SundayOct 9Partly cloudlyLow: 24.4°C (75.92°F)High: 35.1°C (95.18°F)
MondayOct 10ThunderstormLow: 23°C (73.4°F)High: 32.7°C (90.86°F)

Weather data for Honiara (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in The Solomon Islands.

Car Rental Avis is available, but Sixt , Hertz are not present in The Solomon Islands.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In The Solomon Islands traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  174.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2008.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 16.50 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  No data available.

Emergency phones in Solomon Islands

911 Police
911 Ambulance
911 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Solomon Islands?

Currently, citizens of 75 countries can enter Solomon Islands without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Solomon Islands.

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