Solomon Islands ban non-citizens from entry

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Solomon Islands Government is banning entry to all non-citizens as of Sunday 22 March in an attempt to limit the spread of coronavirus.

The travel restriction was noted in the latest joint travel advisory number 4 issued by the Solomon Islands Government on 22 March 2020.

Meanwhile, Solomon Islands Citizens and residents who traveled through any country reporting cases of COVID-19(Coronavirus) will be permitted to enter but will undergo mandatory strict quarantine for 14 days.

The Solomon Islands Government is taking every necessary and proactive measures to deal with the potential entry and/or spread of the COVID- 19.

The Government continues to encourage all its citizens to work together with the government and to cooperate with the measures being imposed, for purposes of ensuring public safety by preventing the infection and spread of COVID-19 virus.

The Government will continue to implement necessary measures so that public health and wellbeing is maintained during the response and emergency phases of this both global and national threat.

The Government is also implementing price control measures for basic goods and essential services. All necessary measures and actions necessary to prevent and control the infection and spread of COVID-19 while also maintaining economic and social stability.

Relevant Government Agencies will continue to keep the public informed on developments and updates on a daily basis to avoid confusion and counter misinformation.

The Government calls on all citizens and residents to stand united and work together for the common good of this nation and its people so we can overcome the threat and prevent spread of COVID-19.

See attached below important documents on Customs Directive No.4 and Joint Travel Advisory No.4 issued by the Solomon Islands Government and in effect as of 22 March 2020.

For further details, contact the appropriate authority or Ministry of Health and Medical Services toll-free hotline on 115 or on 25256, 23650, or 75222022.

Visit the MHMS Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/officialmhmssi/].

The government website page also carry information about corona virus and can be found at –   https://solomons.gov.sb/ministry-of-health-medical-services/essential-services/learn-about-coronavirus/.

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