Northbound Travel:  Falkland Islands – UK

Passengers are advised to check the entry requirements for any other country that they may be visiting.  

For more information on entering the UK, please visit this website: https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control

For more information on travelling to Wales, please visit: https://gov.wales/rules-international-travel-and-wales-coronavirus

For more information on travelling to Scotland, please visit: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-international-travel-quarantine/

For more information on travelling to Northern Ireland, please visit: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-advice

Transiting through the UK:


Further advice for passengers transiting the UK can be found on the UK Government webpages:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-to-england-from-another-country-during-coronavirus-covid-19

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-air-travel-guidance-for-passengers#transiting-through-the-uk

Northbound FAQs

All passengers who are planning to travel on the South Atlantic Airbridge are required to provide the following documentation:


A valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing you are FULLY vaccinated. Recognised certificates are:

  • NHS COVID Certificate
  • The KEMH produced Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Confirmation signed by the Chief Medical Officer, which can be requested by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 28000 at least 10 days before your intended date of travel.
  • Valid European Digital COVID Certificate or National Equivalent

Children aged 11 or under are exempt from this requirement.

If you are not fully vaccinated, or it has been less than 14 days since your last dose (or less than 28 days for the Johnson and Johnson vaccine), you will require:

Proof of Negative Pre-Departure Test: A COVID-19 PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours before departure, or an Antigen test, conducted no more than 48 hours before departure is required. The test must be laboratory verified and accompanied with an official test result notification.

If you are based in the Falkland Islands then a pre-departure test can be booked by calling 28000 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least 10 days before your travel date.  You will be allocated a time slot and location at KEMH to attend for your swab when your booking is confirmed.

If you are not fully vaccinated, and recently contracted COVID-19 (within the last 90 days) resulting in a positive test, you will require:

COVID-19 Recovery Certificate: A COVID-19 recovery certificate showing you recovered from COVID-19 no more than 90 days and not less than 10 days before your travel is required. These can be obtained by speaking to your GP or the KEMH by calling 28000 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Exemptions are on a case-by-case basis and are based on expert clinical opinion.

Passengers who are, or suspect they are, convalescent cases of COVID-19 will also need to share this information with their flight booking agent.

All passengers on the South Atlantic Airbridge aged 6 and above are required to wear a face covering or face mask. Face coverings may be required inside the terminal at Mount Pleasant Airport, this will be detailed on arrival.

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