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Foreign travel advice

Falkland Islands

Entry requirements

Residents and other permit holders

On arrival in the Falkland Islands you must have a valid passport.


On arrival in the Falkland Islands you must have:

  • a passport valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required.
  • a return air ticket (or other evidence of pre‑paid onward travel)
  • evidence of accommodation with family/friends/hotel/business  
  • sufficient funds to cover your stay in the Islands

British nationals do not need a visa to enter the Falkland Islands, but you may need a visa to transit Chile or Ascension Island. There are no facilities to issue Chilean visas on the Falkland Islands. Visitors are prohibited from taking paid employment without a work permit.

For further information on entry requirements, check with the Falkland Islands Government Office in London.

Departure tax

There is a £22 departure tax on leaving the Islands that is not included on LAN airline flight tickets.

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