Health Alert: Solomon Islands COVID-19 Update (January 24, 2022)
Location: Solomon Islands
Event: Widespread community transmission of COVID-19 has been detected in multiple locations across Solomon Islands since January 18. U.S. citizens in Solomon Islands are advised to prepare immediately for possible disruptions to supply chains and government restrictions imposed with little to no advance warning. Monitor local media for the latest information.
Positive COVID-19 tests have increased exponentially since community transmission was first detected. The National Referral Hospital is closed for routine services. All passenger services by air and sea to/from/within Solomon Islands are suspended. The Solomon Islands government urges everyone to stay home except for trips to purchase essential supplies. A vaccination certificate and photo identification is required to enter any business or public transportation.
U.S. citizens who need emergency assistance should contact the U.S. Consular Agency in Honiara via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby (ConsularPortMoresby@state.gov). The Consular Agency office in Honiara will remain closed to the public until further notice.
Actions to take:
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Review your personal emergency preparedness plans.
- Ensure you have sufficient supply of medication, food, water, fuel, and other necessities in case of extended lockdown.