Foreign travel advice

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Entry requirements

Visa requirements

South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands has restricted access and visitor permits are required. The Commissioner of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands, based in Stanley, Falkland Islands regulates all access to the Territory. Visas aren’t required, but you must apply to the Commissioner for permission to land on the Islands before you travel regardless of your nationality or mode of transport. If you’re travelling on a cruise ship or yacht the vessel operator will normally submit your visit application and handle the administration of your visit on your behalf.

On arrival in South Georgia, you must report to the Government Officer at King Edward Point, Cumberland Bay East.

Masters of vessels and visit permit holders must report to the Government Officer at King Edward Point on arrival in South Georgia.

Passport validity

You must hold a valid passport to enter South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands. Your passport must be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry.

Visitor fee

From July 2014 there will be a landing fee of £120 per person for up to 72 hours. For visits of longer than 72 hours the fee will be £120 per person, with an additional charge of £20 per day up to a maximum of £200. The maximum landing fee of £200 will be valid for 1 month from the start of the visit with further fees payable if the stay extends beyond this period.