On 18 December 2013, an inter-island ferry travelling from Honiara to the island of Malaita sank with at least 300 people on board. The MV Francis Gerena sank 8 miles north of Anuha as a result of overcrowding. All were rescued but at least 11 people needed hospital treatment. See Sea travel.

If you need consular assistance, you should contact the British High Commission in Honiara.

The tropical cyclone season normally runs from November to May. See Natural disasters

Fresh and salt water crocodiles and sharks are common. Large crocodiles have been seen offshore at beaches near Honiara. See Dangerous wildlife

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Most visits to Solomon Islands are trouble-free.

Medical facilities are very basic throughout Solomon Islands, including Honiara. There has been a recent increase in reported cases of dengue fever. See Health

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

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