Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Travel Vaccines and Advice
A tropical island in the South Atlantic Ocean, Saint Helena is one of the most remote islands in the world. Recognised as an important conservation spot, birdwatching is one of the many activities you can do whilst on holiday. For a cultural trip, trace the steps of Napoleon on the island, or take a tour to the Plantation House. If you are in search of organized excursions, a variety of boating tours are on offer which allows you to spot dolphins, see the scenic coastal views, or spot a few old forts dotted around the coastline. St Helena will also entice you with its scuba diving and snorkelling opportunities, exposing rocky reeves, caves and a variety of marine life.
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Medical Care in Saint Helena
St Helena Island offers basic medical services. There is one general hospital in Jamestown and many rural health clinics dotted around the island. In the event of a more serious illness or accident, medical evacuation to South Africa or the United Kingdom may be required. Make sure to purchase medical insurance which covers medical repatriation.
There are several pharmacies, but you should always travel with a well-stocked medical kit and any prescriptions you may require.
In the event of an emergency, dial + (290) 22301 (police).
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Is Saint Helena Safe for Travel?
Government information on safety and security is not currently available. While visiting Saint Helena, make sure you stay safe. Always keep an eye on your belongings and carry a copy of your passport rather than the original. Be wary of tourist traps and take the safest means of transportation possible. Finally, take care of your health by reducing exposure to bacteria and animals or insects.
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Saint Helena?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements to travel to Saint Helena. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Embassy of Canada to Saint Helena information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Embassy to Saint Helena
There is currently no information on an embassy in Saint Helena, you may always call the Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa in case of embassy related issues.