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.
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.
12 May 2021 - The Falkland Islands Government publishes details of its Covid-19 recovery work
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Falkland Islands Government has sought not only to react to the immediacy of the impact posed by Covid-19, but also to consider what is needed to ensure the recovery of the Falkland Islands and shape the future we aspire to.
21 April 2021 - LATAM update
Further to the announcement made on 1 February, the Falkland Islands Government can confirm that commercial airlinks with both Chile and Brazil will remain suspended until 1 October 2021.