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St Helena’s Marine Protected Area Declared an International Marine Hope Spot

Hope Spot Designation Unites St Helena and South Africain Marine Conservation In a significant environmental milestone, Mission Blue has officially recognised St Helena’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) as a Hope Spot. This global recognition celebrates the island’s 20-year journey of marine research and conservation and underlines its commitment to preserving ocean health, echoing South Africa’s […]

St Helena Introduces Visa and Mastercard Payments

St Helena Island, in collaboration with Ryft, the FCA-licensed UK fintech, is revolutionising the visitor experience on the remote island of St Helena. For the first time, visitors to St Helena will have the convenience of making in-person, real-time electronic Visa and Mastercard card payments, enhancing their stay and boosting the local economy by empowering […]


The COVID-19 pandemic severely affected the Island’s tourism sector. With the lifting of restrictions in August 2022, estimates forecasted that the peak tourist demand season for 2022/23 (between October to March) was likely to see around 50% of the number of visitor arrivals and of visitor spend when compared to the 2019/20 peak tourist demand […]

St Helena welcomes more flights from South Africa

Additional capacity promises both convenience and flexibility for visitors to the South Atlantic Ocean Island St Helena Tourism welcomes the announcement that Airlink is adding seasonal mid-week flights between Johannesburg and St Helena Island from 28 November 2023 until the end of February 2024. The new midweek flights, which will be operated by Airlink on […]

St Helena set to lift quarantine 8th August 2022

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Press Release on behalf of St Helena EXECUTIVE COUNCIL DECIDE TO LIFT QUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS FROM AUGUST 2022 Executive Council have taken a decision that with effect from Monday, 8 August 2022, quarantine will no longer be a legal requirement on St Helena. All restrictions will be removed and people will be able to visit St […]