It was announced today that with immediate effect, only the following persons are permitted to enter St Helena Island:
- Long-term entry permit holders
- Temporary contractors
- Sponsored Technical Cooperation Officers, and
- Persons authorised in advance by the Governor.
All those who are permitted to enter St Helena will be required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.
Those persons transiting through St Helena to Ascension Island (and vice versa) will be permitted to do so. No other persons wishing to visit St Helena at this time will be permitted to enter the Island.
These measures have been put in place to limit the likelihood of the COVID-19 virus arriving on this small, remote and vulnerable Island.
Further information can be found on the SHG website – https://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/coronavirus-covid-19-live-qa/