Baggage at St Helena Airport
As with any international airport, please keep your baggage with you at all times when you arrive at St Helena Airport. When you check-in your hold baggage, you will be asked a number of security questions to ensure that no-one has tampered with it. Your hold baggage is then processed through the cargo area, scanned and loaded onto the aircraft once it has cleared security.
Requirements for over-sized hold baggage vary by airline, so please check with your airline before travelling or ask a member of staff in the Terminal Building for more information.
Some airlines may accept over-sized hold baggage at the normal check-in desk; others may ask you to deliver it to the Cargo counter which is an annexe to the Terminal Building and therefore not accessible to the public via the landside concourse. So to avoid delay, it is recommended that you check your airline’s over-sized baggage policy prior to your arrival at the Airport.
Cabin baggage will be scanned when you proceed through security into Departures. There are strict rules on what you can and can’t take with you onboard an aircraft as cabin baggage, as well as the maximum size of baggage permitted. These rules and limits vary by airline, so please check with your airline before travelling.
For a general overview of international baggage requirements, please see “Checking in a bag” on the IATA website.
Restrictions on liquids which can be taken onboard flights
There are restrictions on the types and amounts of liquids that can be taken onboard an aircraft in your cabin baggage. The restrictions vary between airlines but the maximum number and types of liquids that are permitted on flights are as follows.
It is advisable to check with your airline prior to arriving at your departing airport to ensure you know what can and cannot be carried onboard. Any liquids in excess of the maximum allowance will be confiscated at Departures security. As an example, please see the UK Government guide on hand luggage restrictions.
Clear re-sealable plastic bags are available at Departures at St Helena Airport should you require them – remember, only one bag of liquids per person is allowed.