Foreign travel advice

Falkland Islands

COVID-19 Exceptional Travel Advisory Notice

As countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel and border restrictions, the FCO advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Any country or area may restrict travel without notice. If you live in the UK and are currently travelling abroad, you are strongly advised to return now, where and while there are still commercial routes available. Many airlines are suspending flights and many airports are closing, preventing flights from leaving.

Coronavirus

The Falkland Islands authorities have introduced a number of precautionary measures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Cruise vessels will be allowed to call into the Falkland Islands if:

  • Everyone on board has been on board for a minimum of 10 days
  • No-one on board is suffering from symptoms which makes them a “suspect case” for Covid-19 (see air travel section).

If you arrive into the Falkland Islands by air you are expected to self-isolate for a period of 14 days if you develop symptoms after arrival which makes you a suspect case. You should call the hospital on 28000 for advice if you need medical help.

A suspect case is a person with a fever and a cough or shortness of breath, if there is no other explanation for those symptoms.

Any British Nationals who are stranded in the Falkland Islands and unable to return to the UK please contact Government House at the following email address: ghouse@sec.gov.fk

Further information

Further information on coronavirus, including advice on preparing for foreign travel and helping reduce the spread of the virus, is available from Public Health England and on the TravelHealthPro website.