AUSTRALIA LIFTS SOLOMONS TRAVEL WARNING

MELBOURNE, Australia (Radio Australia, Sept. 24) - Australia has lifted its warning against visiting Solomon Islands.

The Australian Foreign Affairs Department has revised its previous advice to defer holidays or non-essential travel to the Solomons.

Instead, a new notice issued in Canberra advises Australians traveling to Solomon Islands to exercise caution.

Australians planning travel outside Honiara to rural Guadalcanal, Malaita and other provinces are advised to contact the Australian High Commission for an update on the security situation.

The advice says the Regional Assistance Mission has contributed to a significant improvement in the law and order situation in Honiara, but much remains to be done.

It says Australians in Solomon Islands should maintain a high level of personal security awareness and monitor developments.

September 24, 2003

Radio Australia: www.abc.net.au/ra

 

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