Testing

The current COVID-19 testing regimes requires that persons travelling to St Helena are tested:

On arrival at St Helena (Day 0) –  Only Children under the age of 10 years,  transit passengers spending less than 24 hours on STH, and passengers from Ascension Island travelling under conditions of the travel corridor, are exempted from this testing requirement on arrival. Upon arrival to quarantine accommodation, each passenger is required to undertake the provided LFT themselves.

Prior to exit from quarantine for fully vaccinated (Day 7) – All persons ( regardless of age ) are tested on the sixth day of quarantine, their quarantine period is only deemed complete if they test negative.

Prior to exit from quarantine for unvaccinated (Day 10) – All persons ( regardless of age ) are tested on the ninth day of quarantine, their quarantine period is only deemed complete if they test negative.

Persons departing St Helena will need to establish what the testing requirements are for entry to their next destinations.

Cost of COVID-19 tests

  • COVID-19 testing prior to departure for St Helena is the responsibility of the passenger
  • COVID-19 testing during the quarantine period on-Island (Day 0, Day 6/9) will be free of charge
  • COVID-19 testing for persons departing St Helena who require pre-departure tests for their onward travel will be charged at £75.00 per test.

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