New entry checks at St Helena Airport - 13 March 2020
In view of the continued threat of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) to the small and remote population on St Helena, visitors to St Helena should be aware of the following:
People coming from Category 1 countries/areas (see below) should be aware that as a preventative measure against the spread of coronavirus, an entry restriction has been imposed on all people who have travelled in the last 14 days, to or within any country which has been designated as Category 1, with immediate effect.
This means that any person who has travelled to countries on the designated category 1 listing within the last 14 days will not be permitted to clear immigration and enter St Helena. This restriction applies from 13 March 2020 for three months in the first instance and will be reviewed on a regular basis.
Travellers arriving from Category 2 countries/areas (see below) do not need to undertake any special measures, but if they develop symptoms, they should self-isolate and call St Helena Health Directorate.
The guidance for Iran, Daegu or Cheongdo (Republic of Korea), Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam applies to individuals who returned from these specific areas on or after 19 February 2020
Category 1 countries/areas
- Wuhan city and Hubei Province (China)
- Daegu or Cheongdo (Republic of Korea)
- China (outside of Category 1 areas)
- Hong Kong
- Republic of Korea (outside of Category 1 areas)