In view of the measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on St Helena, the public is reminded that no visitors are permitted at St Helena Airport for the forthcoming repatriation flights.
Passengers who will be arriving by air from South Africa on Tuesday 19 May 2020 and from Ascension Island on Wednesday 20 May 2020 will be processed through Immigration and Customs and then transported to a place designated by a Proper Officer to commence a minimum of 14 days of compulsory quarantine. As such, there will be no opportunity for friends or family to meet and greet returning residents.
Likewise, only passengers who are due to leave by air to Ascension Island on Tuesday 19 May 2020 and to South Africa on Wednesday 20 May 2020 will be permitted to enter St Helena Airport. Those transporting passengers to the Airport will be asked to drop them off and then leave the Airport premises – the Terminal Building will not be open to them.
To assist with the management of persons arriving and departing the Airport, the barriers at the foot of Mole Spider Hill will be in place and manned. Only those persons with a legitimate reason to proceed into the Airport complex will be permitted to do so.
The public is also reminded that Mole Spider Hill is an environmentally sensitive area and therefore access to the Hill to anyone is not permitted at any time.
The public is once again thanked in advance for their support and cooperation.