Aircraft Disinsection Policy
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines disinsection as the “procedure whereby health measures are taken to control or kill the insect vectors of human diseases present in baggage, cargo, containers, conveyances, goods and postal parcels”. The main cause of concern on St Helena are mosquitoes, particularly malaria-carrying mosquito species.
Aircraft can also carry flying and crawling insects, and other mosquito species and spiders which could negatively impact St Helena’s rich endemic biodiversity, agriculture and the environment.
St Helena Government has produced a Disinsection Policy that all inbound aircraft must adhere to: