CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL ALERT

Gov’t issues further advice for travellers Further to the announcement on Friday 31 January 2020 of regulations aimed at preventing the spread of the Coronavirus (2019-nCov) to Solomon Islands, the Solomon Islands Government provides further clarifications relating to the restriction of people entering the country. The Immigration (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations”) provide additional entry…

Is it legal?

Munda shops reject ‘legal tender’ coins By TERENCE ZIRUIn Gizo Three shops in Munda have reportedly rejected the Solomon Islands legal tender 10 cent (10¢) coins when a local decided to use them to purchase a roll of cigarette on Tuesday, 28th January. Describing himself as an average person struggling in such difficult economic times,…

New travel restrictions in force

GOV’T ACTS ON CORONAVIRUS INCOMING travellers who have been to countries that have confirmed cases of the coronavirus will not be allowed into the country. That’s according to new laws the government put in place yesterday to protect the country and people from the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Minister for Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration, Clezy…