Ascension Island Government

Biosecurity

AIG are implementing a fresh biosecurity system to reduce the risk of new species arriving on Ascension that may be damaging to public health, biodiversity or the island’s economy. The importation of some items will be restricted with requirements introduced to undertake measures and treatments on certain goods to prevent unwanted hitchhikers arriving.

As the system develops, this webpage will provide information for people travelling to Ascension or importing goods onto the island so the regulations are understood and clear guidance on how to comply with them is readily available. It will also contain links to any forms and declarations that will need to be completed.

Ascension is a unique and special place and with everyone’s help it can be protected.

Information on how new Biosecurity regulations will affect you will become available when these regulations come into force.