The three-week lockdown in South Africa starting 26 March 2020 has resulted in Airlink flights being suspended for at least three weeks.
Airlink has advised that the earliest date the next scheduled flight will arrive on St Helena and travel onwards to Ascension is Saturday, 18 April 2020. This date is not guaranteed and could change if the South African restrictions are extended. It is recommended that passengers regularly review the Airlink website for updates and booking and refund arrangements.
If anybody is concerned about departing or returning to St Helena, please contact Jane Roberts in the Tourist Office on tel: 22158 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to register your details.
The Tourist Office is identifying people who need to travel to/from St Helena so that they can be contacted once flight arrangements are confirmed by the Governor’s Office. The Tourist Office will send out email updates to registered people as new information becomes available.
The Tourist Office is not able to engage with airlines, insurance companies or booking agents on passengers’ behalf. Affected passengers should go direct to these organisations to make bookings or obtain refunds.