Falkland Islands Government
COVID-19: Information and Guidance

16 November 2020 - Revised quarantine measures come into force in the Falkland Islands

From today, Monday 16 November, improved quarantine measures are now in force for people arriving in the Falkland Islands. Anyone entering the Falkland Islands must still stay in quarantine for a period of 14 days after they arrive. This requirement applies regardless of whether the person is returning home to the Falkland Islands, or is visiting for work or pleasure.

13 November 2020 - Update on Covid-19 surveillance swabbing results - 5 and 9 November flights

All passengers from the 5 November flight have now had their initial quarantine surveillance swabs taken and tested. From this round of results only one person tested positive for Covid-19. The individual in question is in quarantine and will continue to receive regular testing.

11 November 2020 - Second civilian Covid-19 case in the Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands Government can confirm the first positive civilian test result for Covid-19. This case was identified through quarantine surveillance swabbing; the individual in question has been in quarantine ever since their arrival in the Islands and remains so.

10 November 2020 - First civilian Covid-19 case in the Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands Government can confirm the first positive civilian test result for Covid-19. This case was identified through quarantine surveillance swabbing; the individual in question has been in quarantine ever since their arrival in the Islands and remains so.

04 November 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

3,417 tests have now been processed in total, with no positive results received for 194 days.

07 October 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

2,682 tests have now been processed in total, with no positive results received for 165 days.

02 September 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

2,261 tests have now been processed, with no positive results received for 134 days.

02 September 2020 - Plans to support and sustain the tourism sector progress

Over the past month, the Falkland Islands Government has been meeting regularly with tourism industry representatives to discuss ways to support the sector, given the prevailing challenges it is facing due to COVID-19. This has involved the detailed analysis of a range of measures to support the industry over the next six months, as well as initiatives to help businesses develop greater resilience in the longer term and prepare for 2021 and beyond.

18 August 2020 - Antibody testing

From tomorrow, Wednesday 19 to Thursday 27 August 2020, the KEMH will undertake the next round of the SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing, looking for antibodies to the virus which causes COVID-19 disease.

05 August 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

2,256 tests have now been processed, with no positive results received for over 100 days.