Passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of departure. Visas are required by most Commonwealth nationals. Prohibited imports include fresh fruit and vegetables, except from New Zealand.
Traffic drives on the left. Visitors can drive with a foreign driving licence. Scheduled and charter flights and ferries provide transport between the principal islands.
The other islands are serviced by motorised ‘canoes’. Taxis are available in Auki and Honiara; fares should be agreed before travel.
Prevalent diseases where appropriate precautionary measures are recommended include dengue fever, diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria and typhoid.
There were 24,000 tourist arrivals in 2012.