Falkland Islands Government
COVID-19: Information and Guidance

22 December 2020 - Update on Covid-19 swabbing in the Falkland Islands

This is the final weekly swabbing update of 2020, the next update will be on Tuesday 5 January, unless there is an urgent or critical need to communicate further in the meantime.

15 December 2020 - Update on Covid-19 swabbing in the Falkland Islands

Today’s update on Covid-19 swabbing will be the penultimate update before the New Year – unless there is a significant or urgent need to communicate with the public before then.

15 December 2020 - Covid-19 arrangements during Christmas and the New Year

As thoughts turn to the festive season, the Falkland Islands Government would like to remind the public of the need to remain vigilant as visitors return to the Islands from overseas. The enhanced quarantine measures, brought into force on 16 November, require travellers to stay separate from others sharing their accommodation, unless they are quarantining together as a group.

09 December 2020 - Update on Covid-19 swabbing in the Falkland Islands

Due to the national Bank Holiday on Tuesday 8 December, our weekly Covid-19 swabbing update is instead being publicised today.

02 December 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

Since the last update on Tuesday 24 November there has been one further positive test result which is not in Stanley or Camp. The number of current positive results is two as two previous cases have made a full recovery and are now out of quarantine, having completed their 14 days of isolation and having tested negative twice for the virus, 48 hours apart.

24 November 2020 - Update on Covid-19 swabbing in the Falkland Islands

Following the recent positive swab test results for Covid-19, the Falkland Islands Government has committed to producing a regular, weekly update on overall surveillance swabbing test results.

17 November 2020 - Update on Covid-19 swabbing in the Falkland Islands

Following the two recent positive swab test results for Covid-19, the Falkland Islands Government has committed to producing a regular, weekly update on overall surveillance swabbing test results.

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.