19 January 2021 - The Falkland Islands Government introduces Covid-19 lateral flow testing
Today, ExCo approved the use of lateral flow testing as part of the Falkland Islands Government’s Covid-19 swabbing programme.
19 January 2021 - Changes to northbound travel requirements from the Falkland Islands to the UK
On Friday 15 January, the UK government announced some new travel requirements for passengers entering the country from 4am on Monday 18 January.
18 January 2021 - Public urged to ensure they are registered with KEMH as part of vaccination planning
As part of planning for the forthcoming Falkland Islands Covid-19 vaccination programme, KEMH is asking the public to make sure that they are a registered patient of the hospital.
13 January 2021 - Falkland Islands Government extends hugely successful TRIP scheme
Since its launch in October 2020, the Falkland Islands Tourism Recovery Incentive Programme – known locally as the ‘TRIP scheme’ – has proved incredibly successful. To date, 2,317 people have registered for the scheme, which is over 75% of the population.
13 January 2021 - Falkland Islands enhance airport transportation measures
In line with its commitment to regularly review the measures in place to prevent and control the spread of Covid-19 in the Falkland Islands, ExCo has determined new protocols for airport government-designated inbound public transport, operated by Penguin Travel.
12 January 2021 - Falkland Islands to receive Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine next month
The Falkland Islands Government is pleased to announce that it expects to receive 3,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in the first week of February 2021.
12 January 2021 - Falkland Islands exempted from pre-departure Covid-19 testing for UK northbound flights
Yesterday the UK Secretary of State for Transport announced the introduction of pre-departure Covid-19 testing requirements for all international travellers to England from 04:00am on 15 January.
07 January 2021 - New FIMCo Supplier Support Scheme
Earlier today the Executive Council approved a new FIMCo (Falkland Islands Meat Company) Supplier Support Scheme for a modified export season. The modified season assumes that all lamb, yearling, beef and circa 22,000 mutton will be processed in 2021, supported by eight additional staff who will be employed locally.