Solomon Islands Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Free import only by persons of 18 years and over:
- 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco;
- 2 liters of spirits or equivalent in other alcoholic beverage;
- Other goods (incl. gifts) up to the maximum of SBD 3,000.-. (SBD 1,500.- for persons under 18 years of age).

Arms and Ammunition regulations::

Prohibited:
- Firearms and ammunition unless a police permit has been obtained.
- Offensive weapons, pictures and literature.

Wild Fauna and Flora::

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES.
For further details please refer to CITES: www.cites.org .

Additional Information on regulations::

Fruits and vegetable import require import permit obtainable from: Director of quarantine, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, P.O. Box G13, Honiara, Solomon Isl.

Export regulations::

For more information apply to: Assistant Deputy Controller Imports/Exports, Customs and Excise division, Ministry of Finance, P.O. Box G26, Honiara, Solomon Isl.

Pets::

Dogs and cats can only be imported from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in the Solomon Isl.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of the Solomon Isl. if the onward flight is within 24 hours.



Airport Embarkation Tax

Airport Tax is levied on passengers leaving the Solomon Isl.: SBD 40.-.
Place of payment: Airport of departure.
Exempt:
1. Children under 2 years of age.
2. Transit passengers who do not leave the customs/immigration area at the airport.
3. Aircrew traveling on duty.
4. Holders of diplomatic passports accredited to the Solomon Isl.



Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Solomon Isl. Dollar-SBD) and foreign currencies: amounts exceeding SBD 50,000.- or equivalent must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency and foreign currencies: up to the amounts imported and declared.




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