Coronavirus travel health

Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Falkland Islands on the TravelHealthPro website

See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Entry and borders

See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Falkland Islands.

Returning to the UK

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting. If you will pass through a red list country, book your hotel quarantine package before travelling to the UK.

You are normally required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test to your airline before being allowed to board. However, you do not need to take a test if you began your journey to the UK from the Falkland Islands because travellers starting their journey from there are currently exempt.

Be prepared for your plans to change

No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Healthcare in Falkland Islands

View Health for further details on healthcare in Falkland Islands.

COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Falkland Islands

The UK Government has been supplying vaccines to the people of the UK’s Overseas Territories. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is the UK authority responsible for assessing the safety, quality and efficacy of vaccines. MHRA has temporarily authorised under Regulation 174 of Human Medicines Regulations 2012, the Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine for supply in the UK, Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories for use in the Falkland Islands. Further information on the vaccine programme in the Falkland Islands can be found at https://www.fig.gov.fk/covid-19/vaccinations.

Further Information

If you’re a British national who is stranded in the Falkland Islands and unable to return to the UK, contact Government House at the following email address: ghouse@sec.gov.fk