St Helena Government
Travelling abroad is exciting but can also be a stressful experience, especially if it doesn’t go as smoothly as expected. No one wants to be held up at check-in or even refused to board their flight. For travellers to have a hassle free experience, the St Helena Immigration Office has provided the following guidance. Please ensure that you have all the necessary documentation required for your travel.
Visitors to St Helena will be asked to produce the following documentation:
- Medical insurance which covers at least GBP 500,000 worth of medical expenses including emergency medical evacuation (paper and electronic proof of insurance are accepted)
- A ticket for both arrival and departure or a ticket for arrival only if you are a St Helenian
- A St Helena E-Visa if you are a national travelling from any of the countries listed
The list of countries requiring a visa to enter St Helena can be found on the SHG website at: http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/immigration/
St Helena E-Visa holders are pre-checked to ensure they are cleared for travel to St Helena and applications should be made in advance using the following link: https://evisa.sainthelena.gov.sh/
Employees of St Helena Government (SHG)
SHG employees who do not have St Helenian status will be issued with a contract or letter of permission to enter St Helena and will be asked to show this at the airport check-in desk. If you are unable to show any of this documentation you will be treated as a visitor.
Employees of a private company on St Helena
Employees of other companies on St Helena who do not have St Helenian status will be asked to show their contract or a permit to work. If you are unable to show any of this documentation you will be treated as a visitor.
Partners and children of people working for St Helena Government or private companies
Will be asked to provide a copy of their partner’s contract or a letter of permission to enter St Helena. If you are unable to provide this documentation you will be treated as a visitor.
Holders of a Long Term Entry Permit and/or Work Permit
Will be required to show a Long Term Entry Permit and/or Work Permit Certificate. If you are unable to provide any of this documentation you will be treated as a visitor.