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 St Helena is operating a screening process. This may involve a medical assessment on arrival and, if thought necessary by the medical professionals, this may result in them being quarantined for 14 days on the island. Travellers should self-isolate, even if asymptomatic (i.e. they don’t show any symptoms) and call St Helena Health Directorate to inform them of recent travel. They should go home or to their accommodation and self-isolate.
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 Italy, 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)
- Any Italian town under containment measures.
- China (outside of Cat 1 areas)
- Hong Kong
- Italy (outside of Cat 1 areas)
- Republic of Korea (outside of Cat 1 areas)