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Australian Government Reviews Travel Advice for Solomon Islands

“With borders open, now is the time to proceed to develop up the tourism industry”

The Australian Government has reviewed its advisory for vacationers viewing the Solomon Islands and effective instantly, the travel assistance level has been reduced to ‘exercise usual security precautions.’

Commenting on the improvement in Honiara, Australian Higher Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Dr Lachlan Strahan mentioned with the vacation spot presenting so considerably untapped tourism potential, he hoped reducing the degree of the vacation advisory will stimulate much more Australians to get pleasure from what he described as “this exceptional state.”

“I have visited all 9 provinces, enjoying the remarkable coral reefs, mountains, beach locations, biodiversity, cultural range and record of Solomon Islands, “ Dr Strahan stated.

“With borders open up, now is the time to continue to make up the tourism market. Australia stands completely ready to assistance the sector, alongside the Solomon Islands Governing administration and other progress companions.”

Tourism Solomon Performing CEO, Dagnal Dereveke reported the information could not have occur at a improved time as the nationwide tourism office starts ramping up its attempts to reclaim its share of the Australian marketplace.

“This decision will have really constructive affect in re-establishing visitor assurance in the Solomon Islands as a journey place,” Mr Dereveke explained.

Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, which saw the Solomon Islands closed off from the planet for far more than 800 days, Australian arrivals represented close on 45 % of its all round yearly intercontinental visitor ingestion.

The advisory, posted on the smartraveller.gov.au internet site states that following a evaluate for the Solomon Islands, the travel suggestions stage has been decreased and travellers can now training typical security safeguards.

On the other hand, all travellers intending to go to the place will still be needed to give proof of entire vaccination at look at-in and on arrival into the country.

“This is much more excellent information on major of extra good information,” Mr Dereveke explained.

“We aren’t wasting any time, pulling out all the stops to get our Solomon Islands tourism marketplace correct again on observe and in the forefront of journey agents’ and visitors’ minds as quickly as achievable.

“We are pretty confident with effort and hard work, great advertising and profile rebuild we can get back again to where we ended up right before the pandemic in relatively shorter time, specially with the Australian summer faculty holiday seasons quickly approaching.”

“Our key focus is to regain individuals Australian numbers as speedily as probable.

“Solomon Islands is really fantastic to go!”

 

Resource: Push Release, Tourism Solomon Islands

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