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St Helena Travel Information

The Basics

Time

Local time is GMT.

Electricity

Electrical current is 220 - 240 volts, 50Hz. Plugs are the standard rectangular three-pin variety used in the UK.

Language

English is the official language.

Local Customs

Most roads are single lane and often very steep, and driving etiquette requires traffic coming down to make way for traffic coming up. Driving speed restrictions and drinking and driving laws are strictly enforced. There are severe penalties for the possession or importation of illegal drugs. Drinking alcohol in the streets in Jamestown is not allowed - visitors should only drink alcohol in licensed establishments.

Duty Free

Passengers over 18 years may bring one litre of spirits and two litres of wine or 12 cans of beer; 200 cigarettes or 250 grams of other tobacco products; and 250ml of perfume onto the island without paying duty.

St Helena Travel Information

The Basics

Time

Local time is GMT.

Electricity

Electrical current is 220 - 240 volts, 50Hz. Plugs are the standard rectangular three-pin variety used in the UK.

Language

English is the official language.

Local Customs

Most roads are single lane and often very steep, and driving etiquette requires traffic coming down to make way for traffic coming up. Driving speed restrictions and drinking and driving laws are strictly enforced. There are severe penalties for the possession or importation of illegal drugs. Drinking alcohol in the streets in Jamestown is not allowed - visitors should only drink alcohol in licensed establishments.

Duty Free

Passengers over 18 years may bring one litre of spirits and two litres of wine or 12 cans of beer; 200 cigarettes or 250 grams of other tobacco products; and 250ml of perfume onto the island without paying duty.