Travel Documents Required to Travel to St Helena
St Helena General Travel Information
Below are links to essential and general information that you should read and check before travelling. If you have any additional question that you would like to ask, please contact us and we will be happy to provide you with an answer.
Getting to and from Gatwick Airport
Air Passenger Duty
Air Passenger Duty (APD) is a passenger tax charged by the UK Government on departure from the UK. It is collected by the airline and is included in all fares. The rules on who pays APD have recently changed and our booking system does not yet reflect these changes. APD is no longer payable by anyone under the age of 16. However, all adult fares (12yrs or older) are calculated including APD. Passengers aged 12 to 15 (inclusive) will be charged APD in their booking and must then reclaim the amount using by completing this form.
A traveller who becomes 16 during a visit to the UK will be required to pay APD and will not be able to reclaim it.
Child fares are applicable to children aged 2 years to 11 years. Children under the age of 2 years sitting on a parent's lap will incur a small fee. Adult fares are applicable for everyone aged 12 and over.
If during the duration of your trip an infant transitions to a child, that is to say he/she enjoys his/her 2nd birthday then a Child ticket will need to be purchased for the return journey. This cannot currently by booked on-line and you will need to contact Travelpack or visit the Solomons travel shop in Jamestown to make this booking.
Use of Car Seats for Children
Passengers may provide their own car type child seat for use by infants and children in accordance with the car-seat manufacturers' instructions. This is subject to the conditions listed here.
The car-type child seat must:
Be facing in the same direction of the seat it is fixed to.
Be able to be securely strapped to a passenger seat.
Be secured to a passenger seat by the lap strap.
Must remain in position for the duration of the flight.
The adult lap strap buckle must not lie directly over any part of the frame or under the structure of the car type seat after tightening. The parent or guardian assumes responsibility for ensuring that the weight range specified in the manufacturers' instruction is complied with.
The frame may be either metal or plastic/polycarbonate material.
Seats must not be secured with the lap strap over the infant.
Where possible, child seats should be secured into a passenger seat adjacent to a window. The child seat must not be placed:
At an emergency exit row;
At the row forward or aft of, an emergency exit row.
The car-type seat harness must:
Secure the lap, torso and crotch;
The harness does not have to consist of five individual straps.
For take-off, landing and in any emergency situation:
If the car type seat is capable of adjusting in recline it must be upright.
Remove any tables designed for use with the seat.
Note: Non-approved car seats may be only be used during the cruise when the seat belt sign is off. At other times the seat must be stowed in an approved stowage.