Getting to St Helena is “traveling” in the true sense of the word. Some planning is required, and we have given some helpful information below about some of the key information of which you should be aware of.
Click here for all relevant documentation and contact details you need to receive the necessary visas and permits when you want to visit the island. If travelling with children via South Africa, please click the following immigration leaflet for more information.
Before leaving home you should arrange the following to cover your journey: Travel, personal accident and medical insurance (for at least £175,000) as well as, baggage insurance. You may be asked to produce proof of medical insurance by the immigration officer if you intend to stay longer than 48 hours. Please remember to have it with your passport.
Immigration Landing Fee
A fee of £20.00 is payable for all visitors disembarking at St Helena: persons under the age of 12 are exempted from this fee. CASH ONLY – in British Sterling, Saint Helenian Pounds, US Dollars ($28.00), Euros (€25.00) and South African Rand (R400) – will be accepted for short term entry permit.
The above £20.00 equivalents are subject to change as per the rate of exchange on the day of arrival.
You might have to apply for a Visa to visit St Helena. For information on visa requirements, please click here.
To apply for a visa, please click here to visit the E-Visa application website.
Visitors envisaging a stay of over three months should apply for an entry permit, which can be issued for a period of up to five years. Applications for an entry permit should be submitted to the Secretary of the Immigration Control Board, and if granted, visitors will be required to pay a fee of £30.00 per annum. For further information, please contact the Secretary of The Immigration Control Board: Tel. + 290 22626 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org