Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to Falkland Islands?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Falkland Islands are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Falkland Islands?

For up to date information around safety and security in Falkland Islands read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Falkland Islands.

Best time to visit Falkland Islands?

The best time to visit the Falklands is between October and April, although within this timeframe November to February is likely to be more agreeable weather-wise.

Do I need a visa to enter Falkland Islands?

British nationals do not need a visa to enter the Falkland Islands, but you may need a visa to transit Chile. There are no facilities to issue Chilean visas on the Falkland Islands.

What currency do i need in Falkland Islands?

The official currency of Falkland Islands is the Falkland Islands pound.

While visiting Falkland Islands

What wild animals live in Falkland Islands?

The Falkland Islands boast not one, but five penguin species. With the islands' only native land mammal, the Falkland Island wolf, extinct, the Rockhopper, Magellanic, Gentoo, King, and Macaroni penguins have bred on the islands in relative safety. There are now around a million penguins living in the Falkland Islands.

What is the traditional food in Falkland Islands?

Lamb, mutton and beef: The Falkland Islands are known for organic meat that is ranched on the plains of the islands. Lamb dishes are particularly noteworthy and are almost always served with fresh, local vegetables.

What Languages are spoken in Falkland Islands?

The only official language of the Falkland Islands is English, and this is spoken by almost everyone on a day-to-day basis. Spanish is spoken by 10% of the population, a significant minority. Most of the Spanish speakers are immigrants, foreign workers, and expats, predominantly from Chile and Argentina.

How much do you tip in Falkland Islands?

The currency in Falkland Islands is the Falkland Islands pound. Tipping in restaurants is common but not the standard. If you feel that you've received exceptional service from a guide, you may give him or her a tip, but again, this is not required.

Where can I find a local travel expert for Falkland Islands?

Local Falkland Islands travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Falkland Islands Numbers?

  • Police: 999
  • Ambulance: 999
  • Fire: 999
  • Embassy: -9740

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in Falkland Islands?

    The time difference is -3 hours

    Travel Apps

    What is the best travel app for Falkland Islands?

    Falkland Islands Guidebook

    Best Falkland Islands guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Falkland Islands with this Falkland Islands Guidebook .