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Duty Free Limits in Solomon Islands



Duty Free Concessions


What is the Solomon Islands dollar worth?

NZ $1 = SI $5.

A $1 = SI $6

US $1 = SI $7.50

1 Euro = SI $9

Click here for rates of all currencies against the Solomon Islands dollar.

Two litres of alcohol, including wine beer and spirits per traveller over the age of 18 years.
200 cigarettes, or 50 cigars, or 250 grams of chewing or smoking tobacco per traveller over the age of 18 years.

Other Limits

Other articles including food stuffs, goods intended as gifts or received as gifts, duty free purchase goods (but not alcohol and tobacco) and not being goods of a commercial nature that would otherwise be dutiable with an aggregate value that does not exceed SI $3000 for travellers over the age of 18 years and SI $1500 for traveller under the age of 18 years.

This concession does not apply to the following where duty will be charged unless it can be verified they have been in the use of the traveller for six months:

  • Articles of baggage that do not accompany a traveller.
  • Instruments or tools to be used by the traveller for the purpose of their profession or trade.
  • Bona fide gifts (occasional gift) bound for a private person in the Solomon Islands and intended for personal use and not resale that arrives via post, airfreight or accompanied luggage where the individual or aggregate value does not exceed SI $1500.

Banned Items

  • Counterfeit coins and currency
  • Indecent articles
  • Indecent films
  • Honey
  • Matches containing white or yellow phosphorus
  • Opium prepared and other illicit narcotics
  • Royal Arms
  • Flick knives, Gravity knives and knuckle dusters
  • War relics

Restricted Items

  • Alcohol, including brandy, whisky and rum
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Cannabis, Sativa etc
  • Clothing, worn
  • Tear gas
  • Tobacco products - including cigarettes in quantities exceeding 200
  • Electrical equipment
  • Fire works
  • Flurocetamide


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