Solomon Islands Travel Warning
Issued by U.S. State Department
May 01, 2001
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against non-essential travel to the Solomon Islands. Although ethnic conflict, which had mainly involved the islands of Guadalcanal and Malaita, has abated following the October 2000 peace agreement between rival militia groups, hundreds of automatic weapons remain in the hands of former fighters. The severe economic consequences of the conflict add to the unpredictability of the security environment, which has the potential to deteriorate rapidly.
Americans planning to visit the Solomon Islands should contact the U.S. Consular Agent in Honiara or the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, for updates on the security situation. All Americans in the Solomon Islands should register with the U.S. Consular Agent in Honiara.
There is no U. S. Embassy in the Solomon Islands. However, American citizens in the Solomon Islands with emergencies or requiring updated security information may contact the U. S. Consular Agent, c/o BJS Agencies on Mendana Avenue in Honiara, telephone (677) 23426, fax (677) 27429, e-mail [email protected] Alternatively, Americans may contact the U. S. Embassy in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, telephone (675) 321-1455, fax (675) 321-1593, e-mail [email protected] For further general information on travel to the Solomon Islands, please consult the Department's latest Consular Information Sheet for the Solomon Islands.
This Travel Warning replaces the February 27, 2001 Travel Warning for the Solomon Islands to update the security situation.