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Falkland Islands Travel Information

According to eningbo, the Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas) are an overseas territory of the United Kingdom in the South Atlantic Ocean (South America). The Falkland Islands consists of two main islands (West Falkland and East Falkland) and hundreds of small islands. Politically, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands are also counted among the Falkland Islands. The capital of the Falkland Islands is Stanley.

The Falkland Islands are known for its diversity of animals and plants. Penguins, fur seals, whales, seabirds and dolphins can be found here. In addition, there are many wild flower species. The landscape of the Falkland Islands is mostly hilly with lots of grassland and a coastline with many bays. The Falkland Islands is often visited by cruise ships that also visit Antarctica and South Georgia. According to neovideogames, the economy of the Falkland Islands largely revolves around the issuing of fishing licences, tourism and the production of sheep’s wool.

Where are the Falkland Islands?

Travel information of Falkland Islands

Official name: Falkland Islands
Continent: South America
Area: 12,173 km²
Capital: Stanley
Country code: FK, FLK
Population: 3,198 inhabitants (2016)
Form of government: Overseas territory of the United Kingdom
Highest point: 705 m (Mount Usborne)
Distance (Amsterdam – Stanley): 12,992 km
Flight time: approximately 20 hours and 30 minutes

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
A detailed explanation of this travel advice and the color codes can be found on Gov.uk.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on the Falkland Islands that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of the Falkland Islands, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to the Falkland Islands. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compile your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about the Falkland Islands?

Weather and climate
The Falkland Islands have a maritime climate. The temperatures are between 0 and 10 degrees all year round.
The current weather forecast (weather forecast) of the Falkland Islands can be found on Timeanddate.
Detailed information about the climate of the Falkland Islands can be found at Climate info.

Best time to travel
January and February are the best months to travel to the Falkland Islands. These are the only months with relatively little snowfall and not too low temperatures (around 13 degrees).

English is the official language in the Falkland Islands.
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon arrival on the Falkland Islands.
A visa is not necessary.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in the United Kingdom (also for the Falkland Islands): netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Embassy of the United Kingdom in the Netherlands (also for the Falkland Islands): ukinnl.fco.gov.uk.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting the Falkland Islands it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Money and Currency
In the Falkland Islands, payment is made with the Falkland Islands Pound (FKP).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
There are no ATMs on the Falkland Islands.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 6 hours earlier in the Falkland Islands.
During our winter time it is 4 hours earlier in the Falkland Islands.
Summer time on the Falkland Islands differs from that in the Netherlands.
The local times, dates, time zones and exceptions for the Falkland Islands can be found on our time difference page.

In the Falkland Islands you must drive on the left.

On the Falkland Islands you need a travel plug.
More information about common plugs and sockets on the Falkland Islands can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 999
– Fire: 999
– Ambulance: 999

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to the Falkland Islands can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from the Falkland Islands can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from the Falkland Islands end in.fk.
Official websites of the Falkland Islands: falklands.gov.fk and falklandislands.com.

The country code (international access code) to call someone in the Falkland Islands is 00500 or +500.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from the Falkland Islands? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from the Falkland Islands.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from the Falkland Islands.

Reviews and travel experiences
On TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotel), restaurants and destinations on the Falkland Islands, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about the Falkland Islands?
At Waarbenjij.nu you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited the Falkland Islands. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on the Falkland Islands can be found on Protected Planet.
The Falkland Islands are not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to the Falkland Islands? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the importation of pets and a list of everything that may not be imported and/or exported to the Falkland Islands.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to the Falkland Islands.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.8.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoke from the age of 16.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know…
…99% of the Falkland Islands are grasslands?
…Argentina and the United Kingdom have been battling for the islands for decades?
…The Dutch sailor Sebald de Weert discovered the Falkland Islands around 1600?
…The capital Stanley is the only city in the Falkland Islands?
…The Falkland Islands are still dangerous because of the many land mines?
…There are more than 500,000 sheep in the Falkland Islands?

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