Key information

Find the key information for visiting and staying on Saint Helena.

Transport

A weekly Airlink flight has been running to Saint Helena from Johannesburg on Saturdays since October 2017.

Entry conditions

Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa to enter Saint Helena. For more information, click here: evisa.sainthelena.gov.sh/

Accommodation

The island has many accommodation options. It has three hotels, the Mantis, Wellington House and the Consulate in Jamestown and numerous B&Bs and holiday homes in Jamestown and across the island.

Find out more information about the accommodation available on the Saint Helena Tourist Office website.

Communications

SIM cards are available at the airport or in Jamestown at the SURE office, fax, telegram and Internet services are available but are very expensive.

Health

Jamestown has a general hospital and a dental clinic. Non-residents of Saint Helena pay higher costs.

Visiting Napoleonic sites

Price of ticket for Longwood House and the Tomb (single ticket for both sites) = £10 – £5 for the Briars Pavilion.

Opening hours of the French national properties :
• for Longwood House, Monday to Friday 11:00am to 1:00pm
• for Napoleon’s Tomb, Monday to Friday 09:00pm to 3:00pm
• for the Briars Pavilion, Wednesday and Friday only 10:00am to 11:00am

It is possible to visit outside opening times by prior arrangement. Contact BEPSP@helanta.co.sh. The base price for private visits is £150. A supplement of £10 per additional person will be applied for groups of more than six.

Press

Are you a journalist? Do you want to organize a photographic or audio-visual report? Do not hesitate to contact us on BEPSP@helanta.co.sh for more information and to request an initial consultation (compulsory). Access to Longwood House, Napoleon’s Tomb and the Briars Pavilion is possible at certain times of day, depending on the public opening times and subject to certain conditions.

Last updated on: 1 November 2018
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