Falkland Islands Government
COVID-19: Information and Guidance

28 July 2021 - Falkland Islands Government agrees further set of economic support measures for community and businesses

Today, ExCo agreed a further set of economic support measures for the community and local businesses, in light of the ongoing pandemic. Having conducted detailed data-gathering and analysis into the existing and previous support schemes, to determine value for money, levels of uptake and local impact, members of the Executive Council were asked to consider the renewal, extension or cancellation of previous programmes.

19 July 2021 - Face masks still required on the South Atlantic Airbridge

Following the relaxation of the legal requirement to wear masks in England, it is down to individual businesses to decide whether or not to ask people to continue to wear masks. As a result, Airtanker – operators of the South Atlantic Airbridge – has held a series of internal discussions and, in line with other UK carriers, is mandating the wearing of masks onboard all flights, north and southbound.

15 July 2021 - ExCo approves further change to quarantine measures on arrival in the Falkland Islands

Today, ExCo approved a further change to quarantine measures for people travelling to the Falkland Islands by air with the introduction of a new 5 day ‘test to release’ option.

07 July 2021 - COVID-19 Public Update

Welcome to July’s monthly Covid-19 update.

04 June 2021 - ExCo agrees a revised visitor policy for the Falkland Islands

On Monday 31 May 2021, ExCo agreed to revise its policy in connection with the categories of visitors allowed entry into the Falkland Islands. This decision was taken as part of the government’s regular review of its ongoing pandemic management plans.

02 June 2021 - ExCo agrees a revised visitor policy for the Falkland Islands

On Monday 31 May 2021, ExCo agreed to revise its policy in connection with the categories of visitors allowed entry into the Falkland Islands. This decision was taken as part of the government’s regular review of its ongoing pandemic management plans.

02 June 2021 - COVID-19 Public Update

Welcome to June’s monthly Covid-19 update.

26 May 2021 - ExCo approves changes to quarantine measures for passengers travelling by air

Yesterday ExCo approved the introduction of a new ‘test to release’ option for passengers entering the Falkland Islands by air. This option, which is not mandatory, requires individuals to be swabbed for Covid-19 on or before day 2 and on day 8 after their arrival in the Islands.

25 May 2021 - Falkland Islands nearing completion of nationwide Covid-19 vaccination programme

The Falkland Islands Government is pleased to confirm that it is nearing completion of the rollout of its nationwide Covid-19 vaccination programme. 95% of those aged over 18 in the community has now received two doses of the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine.

21 May 2021 - Updated travel requirements between the Falkland Islands and United Kingdom

Recently, the UK government confirmed the details of their new traffic light system for travel in and out of England. Countries are rated green, amber or red, based on their Covid-19 risk, and the success of domestic vaccine rollouts – the Falkland Islands is currently on the green list.