Foreign travel advice

St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Local laws and customs

Don’t become involved with drugs of any kind. There are severe penalties for possession or importation of even small quantities. 

Drink/drive laws and speed restrictions are strictly enforced.

Drinking alcohol in public in the Jamestown area of St Helena is not allowed.

There are strict rules about importing alcohol into St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. You need a licence to import more than two bottles of spirits.

Camping is not allowed in Tristan da Cunha.

Same-sex marriage has been legal on Ascension, St Helena and Tristan da Cunha since January, August and December 2017 respectively. See our information and advice page for the LGBT community before you travel.