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Solomon Islands customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Solomon Islands to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Solomon Islands make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Solomon Islands customs regulations.

Import regulations in Solomon Islands

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

Restricted to travellers 18 years and over. One of the following:

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 50 cigars;
  • or 250 grams of tobacco products.

Bringing alcohol

  • Restricted to travellers 18 years and over;
  • 2 litres of alcohol.

Cash limit

  • There are no restrictions on the import of local or foreign currencies.
  • Funds of more than SI$50,000 or its foreign equivalent must be declared to the customs authorities.

Other Goods

  • Articles including food, duty free purchased goods and other personal goods with a total value of up to SI$3000 for travellers over 18 years, and SI$1500 for travellers under 18 years.
  • Gifts intended for personal use in the Solomon Islands must not exceed a total value of SI$1500.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Counterfeit currency
  • Indecent articles, films, and other media.
  • Honey.
  • Matches containing white or yellow phosphorus.
  • Opium and other illicit narcotics.
  • Royal arms.
  • Flick knives, gravity knives and knuckle dusters.
  • War relics.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival:

  • Live animals must be declared at the border, and may require a permit to be imported. For further information, please visit Biosecurity Solomon Islands.
  • All food items such as meat, eggs, vegetables, nuts, and pet food must be declared to Customs upon arrival.
  • Prescription medication.
  • Alcohol, including brandy, whisky and rum.
  • Arms and ammunition.
  • Cannabis sativa.
  • Worn clothing.
  • Tear gas.
  • Electrical equipment.
  • Fireworks.
  • Fluoroacetamide.
  • Items of cultural significance.

Information has been updated: .