Northbound Travel:  Falkland Islands – UK

For some time, the UK government has had a traffic light system in place for travel in and out of England, based on their Covid-19 risk and the success of domestic vaccine rollouts – the Falkland Islands is currently on the green list.

Following the emergence of the new Omicron variant at the end of November 2021, the UK government has tightened up its rules on entrance into England. The revised requirements are as follows:

Passengers who arrive into Brize without having completed the Passenger Locator Form risk a fine of £500 and those who have not booked their travel test package are liable for a fine of £1,000 on entry into the UK. These are Border Force penalties and will be issued to anyone who is non-compliant.

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

Passengers travelling onwards to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are also exempted from the requirement to take a Covid-19 test before entering the country.

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

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Transiting through the UK:

The Falkland Islands are included in a list of exemptions for passengers transiting through the UK. You do not need to take a test if you began your journey to England from:

  • Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, Jersey or Guernsey
  • Ascension, Falkland Islands, St Helena, Myanmar

Passengers will need to have proof of onward travel and continue to exercise good hygiene practices.   

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing before you travel to England - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)