Northbound Travel:  Falkland Islands – UK

From 15 February 2021, the UK government has announced new testing requirements for people travelling to England from outside the Common Travel Area, which includes the Falkland Islands.

  • Everyone arriving must quarantine for ten days on arrival
  • Before leaving to travel to England, passengers must book and pay for a ‘travel test package’, which will provide you with Covid-19 tests to be taken on or before day two and on or after day eight of quarantine.

The tests cost £210 and must be booked via the following online portal: https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/

You will not be able to leave quarantine until you have received a negative result from the day eight test and have quarantined for 10 days.  If you do not take the tests, it could result in a penalty of up to £2,000. Anyone who tests positive for either test must quarantine for a further ten days from the day that the test was taken.

You will still be required to undertake quarantine on arrival into the UK, whether you have been vaccinated in the Falkland Islands or not.

Further information is available from the UK government’s website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-quarantine-when-you-arrive-in-england

The new requirements are in addition to completing the passenger locator form that everyone must complete prior to travelling, which is also available on the UK government’s website: https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk