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Guadalcanal Island Travel Information

The Basics

Time

Local time is GMT +11.

Electricity

Electrical current in the Solomon Islands is 230 volts, 50Hz. The most commonly-used plug is the three-prong Australian plug.

Language

English is the official language.

Local Customs

Local traditions in the Solomon Islands are relaxed but traditional. While informal dress (including shorts) is acceptable, you should avoid wearing beachwear off the beach. Always show respect for older people, especially in rural areas. Girls are not to show friendliness to strangers of the opposite sex when accompanied by their relatives. If invited into a local's home, the guest will be expected to eat first.

Duty Free

Travellers to the Solomon Islands age 18 and older may import the following goods duty-free: 200 cigarettes/250g cigars or tobacco, two litres liquor, other goods valued to SBD400. Offensive weapons, pictures and literature is prohibited, and Firearms and ammunition require a police permit obtained prior to arrival.

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