Make sure your passport has at least six months validity from your planned date of return to Australia.Criminal activity is of particular concern in Honiara and sometimes involves violence.

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You should take extra care when travelling on public transport in Honiara.

The incidence of crime typically increases during the Christmas period, in the lead-up to major holidays and following periods of political instability.

Visitors are advised to avoid walking, jogging or cycling after dark or in the early hours of the morning, and to be cautious when driving at night.

The presence of firearms in the community, particularly those in the hands of criminal elements, is a low but continuing risk.

House and vehicle break-ins occur, including against expatriates.

Australians are encouraged to be vigilant about home security measures, keeping doors, windows and gates locked.

Verbal harassment, intimidation, and assaults, including indecent assault, have been directed towards foreigners in Solomon Islands, typically in situations where alcohol is involved, including at some nightclubs and bars.

There have also been reports of more serious attacks, which can include hijacking, robbery and sexual assault, especially at night.

Political violence, civil unrest and protests occur in Solomon Islands and may also coincide with sittings of Parliament, high profile investigations or court cases, periods of political uncertainty or industrial relations disputes. You should stay clear of any areas where demonstrations, protests, political rallies or concerts are taking place as they may turn violent.