Everyone visiting the Solomons needs a valid passport but not everyone needs a visa. Most tourists are granted a visitors permit on arrival. You do not need a visa to enter the Solomon Islands if you are a Commonwealth citizen, a citizen of the United States, or a citizen from most European countries.
Instead you can apply for a visitors permit on arrival for a stay of up to 90 days. Extensions of an additional 3 months may be granted under special circumstances.
In order to be approved for a visitors permit you must:
As long as you can meet these requirements you'll be granted a permit on arrival.
However, there is a list of countries whose citizens do require prior approval on the Solomon Islands Government Ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration website.
Citizens from these countries must apply for a visa before travelling to the islands.
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