On 2 April 2020, a number of restrictions were put in place for any persons arriving to St Helena in an effort to minimise the likelihood of COVID-19 coming to the Island. From that date, only the following persons were 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.
On 24 June 2020, the St Helena Government (SHG) announced a relaxation of these measures to permit any person to arrive at St Helena. However, all those arriving continue to be subject to a mandatory 14 days of quarantine (as a minimum) at a place designated by the Proper Officer; this is likely to be at Bradley’s Camp, but the actual location of quarantine is considered on a case-by-case basis.
Those persons transiting through St Helena to Ascension Island (and vice versa) are still permitted to do so.
Further information can be found on the SHG website – https://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/coronavirus-covid-19-live-qa/