Northbound Travel: Falkland Islands – UK
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.
Travellers arriving at Brize Norton will still be required to complete a passenger locator form before they travel, however they are exempt from providing proof of a negative Covid-19 test if they began their journey in the Falkland Islands. The UK government still requires travellers from green list countries to take a Covid-19 test on or before day two of arrival, although there is no requirement to self-isolate, unless the test result is positive.
The passenger locator form before travelling is available on the UK government website: https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk
The tests cost £210 and must be booked via the following online portal: https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/
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/testing-people-travelling-wales-coronavirus-covid-19
For more information on travelling to Scotland, please visit: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-international-travel-quarantine/pages/testing-for-people-travelling-to-scotland/
For more information on travelling to Northern Ireland, please visit: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-taking-covid-19-test-travelling-northern-ireland
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.