NATIONAL flag carrier has announced that as of this week passengers traveling from Australia and Fiji don’t need to email their vaccination document before traveling to Solomon Islands.
However, they must show proof of negative vaccination proof 72 hours before flying.
In a statement yesterday the Airlines said; “Effective today, passengers travelling direct from Australia and Fiji to Solomon Islands no longer need to email their proof of vaccination and negative PCR COVID-19 test in advance for pre-approval by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.”
It stated that travelers flying direct from Australia or Fiji only need to show; Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and negative PCR COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of arrival in Solomon Islands can be shown at the check-in counter on day of departure.
For travellers originating from other countries, they must show a proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and negative PCR COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of arrival in Solomon Islands. They must be emailed for pre-approval prior to day of departure.
Other requirements including but not limited to at least 6 months passport validity and a PCR COVID-19 test on day 3 of their stay in Solomon Islands are required for all passengers.
Airlines also reminded travelers that all passengers must complete their COVID-19 vaccination at least 4 weeks before departure to be eligible to travel.
“Where two vaccination doses are required to complete vaccination, this period commences following the completion of the second dose,” the statement said.
Solomon Airlines currently operates services between Brisbane and Honiara and once a week service to Nadi and Honiara.
By MOFFAT MAMU