Solomon Islands - Travel Warning
May 1, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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@example.com.
For further general information on travel to the Solomon Islands,
please consult the Department's latest Consular
Information Sheet for the Solomon Islands.