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The only flight to Ascension Island is via RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. The RAF operates a limited fare paying service every five days from RAF Brize Norton to Ascension Island and it takes about nine hours.
Drink/drive laws are strictly enforced and there is a fine for dropping litter.
The climate is warm all year round with temperatures rising from 20 to a maximum of 30 degrees C. during the months of January, February and March. The breeze of the South East Trade Winds moderates these temperatures. Rainfall is variable and hard to predict.
With a pleasant and not overly hot climate, it is a good place to visit all year round.
To get the most out of your next adventure it makes sense to consider some of the very local factors that combine to make up what you feel is the best time to travel to a destination. Many of these factors are very personal – some people prefer to travel when the weather is not too hot, or sites too crowded – others prefer to travel when a traditional local event is taking place. Taking into account the dates of public holidays can also make sense as these may have an impact on opening times of attractions, shops and restaurants, or might affect public transport or other services. Conversely public holidays can be a time of great local festivities and celebrations providing a feast of local expressionism and culture.
Saint Helena Pound (SHP)
The currency in Ascension is the Saint Helena Pound and the notes and coins are similar in domination and appearance to those in the UK.
Foreign currency can be exchanged at the Government Cash Office which is closed at weekends.
There are no ATMs on Ascension Island.
Credit cards are accepted at the local hotel and by Cable & Wireless but otherwise they are generally not accepted.
Sterling bank notes are accepted but coins may not be.
The documentation and fee required for obtaining visas varies according to both your nationality and where you are applying from. It is the sole right of each country to determine who is allowed to enter.
All passports must be valid for six months and have two clear pages free.
Some countries may charge an arrival or departure tax which may or may not be included in the price of an airline ticket, or may need to be paid in cash on arrival or departure.
|Australia||Visitors must obtain permission in advance to visit Ascension Island and they must have a completed Ascension Island Entry Permit.|
|Canada||Visitors must obtain permission in advance to visit Ascension Island and they must have a completed Ascension Island Entry Permit.|
|Denmark||Visitors must obtain permission in advance to visit Ascension Island and they must have a completed Ascension Island Entry Permit.|
Other nationalities should either contact Travcour UK (see below) or their nearest embassy for up-to-date information prior to departure.
For assistance with obtaining passports and visas UK-based ‘Travcour’ have been offering travellers a comprehensive and reliable travel document service since 1985. www.travour.com
There is no public transport on Ascension Island but there may be some tours available.
Car hire is readily available as there is no public transport, however it is expensive.
There is only one petrol station on the island and you should be aware that you may encounter wildlife on the roads.
There are no railways.
The RMS St Helena operates from the UK and St Helena. Aside from one single flight option, this is the only way from which to access the island.
It may be possible to hire a bike or you can get around on foot.