Pre-Departure PCR Test

The Health Services Directorate would like to advise passengers departing on the Titan Airways Flight on Monday, 13 December, that they do not need a PCR test or proof of a negative COVID-19 test to enter the UK. This is because St Helena is exempt from pre-departure COVID-19 test by special dispensation from the UK Government.

However, all passengers will still need to complete online the UK Government passenger locator form ( before departure and arrange in advance of travel for a PCR COVID test within two days of arrival in the UK.  Passengers must quarantine at home or where they are staying while they wait for the test result.

Passengers travelling onwards from the UK are reminded to check the COVID-19 requirements of their next destination. Passengers requiring a pre-departure test must make an appointment with the COVID-19 Coordinator, Grace Richards, on tel: 22500 or via email: by no later than 3pm today,  Friday 10 December 2021.

10 December 2021

St Helena Government Communications Hub

Telephone: 22470