Falkland Islands: Getting There and Transport
How do you get to the Falkland Islands?
The fastest and most comfortable way to get to the Falkland Island is by plane.
International flights from the UK:
Round-trip via Ascension Island; approx. 18 hours flight time.
British Airways or LanChile fly to Santiago from London Gatwick International.
Saturdays with LanChile to Punta Arenas and Puerto Montt (in the south of Chile) to Stanley.
Mount Pleasant International Airport (MPN) is 35 miles from Stanley Buses run from the airport to the capital.
But you can also get to the Falkland Islands by ship – for example a cruise ship.
Travel in the country
Airplanes from the Falkland Islands Government Air Service (FIGAS) (Tel: 2 72 19. Fax: 2 73 09. E-Mail: email@example.com) fly to almost all places and islands. The flight times depend on the occupancy.
boats for excursions can be rented in Stanley and other locations. More information from Byron Marine, Tel: 2 22 45. (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
There are bus connections within Stanley and to the airport. Taxis are also available.
The roads outside the capital are in poor condition. There is left-hand traffic.
You should definitely rent a four-wheel drive vehicle. Well worth it if you want to travel outside of Port Stanley.
International license plate
According to Abbreviationfinder, the international license plate is that of Great Britain:
Falkland Islands: Embassies, Consulates and Tourist Office
Visit Countryaah for a full list of Falkland Islands embassies and consulates in each country around the world.
Representations of the Falkland Islands in Germany
The Falkland Islands are administered by Great Britain, so they do not have their own diplomatic missions, but rather from the British embassies and consulates.
The present British embassy building was built on the site of the old British embassy, which was damaged by bombs during the war and completely destroyed by fire after the war. The remains were later removed by the GDR authorities, and the property was fallow until 1998. The plans for today’s embassy building come from the architecture firm Michael Wilford & Partners, London and Stuttgart, which had previously won a competition. The embassy was then officially inaugurated on July 18, 2000 by Queen Elizabeth II. The building is located at the beginning of Wilhelmstrasse in the immediate vicinity of the Brandenburg Gate. This part of the street is closed to motor vehicle traffic for safety reasons.
Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 20 45 70
Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 20 45 75 79
Web: www.britischebotschaft. de
German representations for the Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands are administered by Great Britain. The Federal Republic of Germany has the following representation in London for the Falkland Islands:
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
23, Belgrave Square
SW1X 8 PZ London, Great Britain
Tel: 0044 – (0) 20 – 78 24 13 00
Fax: 0044 – (0) 20 – 78 24 14 35
Austrian representations for the Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands are administered by Great Britain and therefore do not have their own diplomatic missions. The Federal Republic of Austria has the following representation in London for the Falkland Islands:
Austrian Embassy in London
18 Belgrave Mews West
London SW1X 8HU
Tel: 0044 – (0) 20 – 7344 3250
Fax: 0044 – (0) 20 – 7344 0292
Email: london-ob @ bmaa.gv.at
Representations of the Falkland Islands in Austria
British Embassy in Vienna
Tel: 0043 – (0) 1 – 71 61 30
Fax: 0043 – (0) 1 – 71 61 32 999
Web: www.ukinaustria.fco.gov. uk
The Falkland Islands are administered by Great Britain and therefore do not have their own diplomatic missions.
Swiss representation for the Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands are administered by Great Britain and therefore do not have their own diplomatic missions. Switzerland has the following representation in London for the Falkland Islands:
Embassy of Switzerland in London
16-18 Montagu Place
London W1H 2BQ
Tel: 0044 – (0) 20 – 76 16 60 00
Fax: 0044 – (0) 20 – 77 24 70 01
Representations of the Falkland Islands in Switzerland
British Embassy in Bern
3005 Bern 15
Tel: 0041 – (0) 31 – 359 77 00
Fax: 0041 – (0) 31 – 359 77 01
Web: http: //ukinswitzerland.fco. gov.uk
The Falkland Islands are administered by Great Britain, so they do not have their own diplomatic missions.
Falkland Islands Tourist Board and
Falkland Islands Development Corporation (FIDC)
Falkland House, 14 Broadway
GB-London SW1H 0BH
Tel: 0044 – (0) 20 – 72 22 25 42
Fax: 0044 – (0) 20 – 72 22 23 75
Falkland Islands: Entry and Exit Requirements
Tourists are only allowed to enter the country if they have a return ticket and sufficient financial means to finance their stay in the country themselves. German citizens need a passport that is still valid for 6 months and contain a child ID card with the nationality entry “German”. A visa is not required for a stay of up to 4 months. Citizens of all states must fill out a visitor card issued by the Falkland Islands Development Corporation prior to departure: or fill out at the immigration office upon arrival in the islands; Address: Falkland Island Immigration Office, Ross Road, Stanley. Tel: 2 73 40. Fax: 2 73 42. (Email: email@example.com)
Issuing of visas in Germany
Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Unter den Linden 32-34
Tel: 0049 – (0) 30-201840
Fax: 0049 – (0) 30-20184158
Import and export of foreign currency
There are no foreign currency restrictions.
Import and export of goods The import and export of weapons, ammunition or explosives is strictly prohibited. In addition, the import and export of plants and animals protected under the Washington Species Protection Act is prohibited. Violation can result in severe penalties.
Entry with pets
For the owners of dogs and other animals, when traveling abroad, the question arises whether they can even take their animals with them to the chosen travel destination, and if that is possible, then of course the question of the respective applicable conditions arises. Here with us you will find all the important information on this topic, seriously researched at the embassies or the Foreign Office:
The same regulations apply to the importation of pets into the Falkland Islands as to the entry into Argentina. Pets to be imported into Argentina (Falkland Islands) must be vaccinated against rabies. This rabies vaccination must be certified by an official veterinarian and must not be more than twelve months ago. Pets that are younger than three months are exempt from the rabies vaccination.
In addition, a health certificate and a vaccination certificate must be issued by the veterinarian for each animal. All certificates and documents must be certified by the Argentine consulate prior to entry.
Please note that the airline must inform the airport there of the animal transport 24 hours before arrival at the destination.
Falkland Islands: Travel Medicine Vaccinations and Warnings
On the Falkland Islands, the following infectious diseases are to be expected in Germany and Central and Northern Europe:
- Intestinal infections caused by contaminated food or water, including amoebas, lamblia, salmonella, shigella, worm infestation and all kinds of viruses and bacteria
- Hepatitis A and B
when traveling to the Falkland Islands, the following vaccinations recommended:
- Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist in your home country
- Hepatitis A and B, a vaccination against hepatitis A should always exist, also in the home country, against hepatitis B for people at particular risk (doctors, nurses or people who seek contact with prostitutes)
- Tetanus, a vaccination against tetanus should always exist in the home country
- Rabies, but only in high-risk travelers who can come into contact with the vector animals
- Typhoid, but only in travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food
Vaccination requirements There are no vaccination requirements when entering or staying in the country.
Who pays for vaccinations in Germany?
Most children in Germany are vaccinated against a number of infectious diseases at an early age. However, the vaccination protection only lasts up to 10 years, in some cases even shorter. Therefore, before traveling abroad, you should carefully consider against which infectious diseases a vaccination is necessary or useful in the country concerned and whether the vaccination protection, if applicable, was not too long ago.
Most statutory health insurances have been reimbursing the costs for the following vaccinations since June 2007.
There is even no 10 € practice fee – but the insured usually have to pay the statutory additional payment, which is 10% of the vaccine price – that is at least 5 € and a maximum of 10 €. Under these conditions, the following vaccinations are free of charge:
- Early summer meningoencephalitis (TBE)
- Yellow fever
- Hepatitis A and B
- Meningococcal meningitis
- Polyo (polio)
- Tetanus (tetanus)
Some health insurance companies also reimburse the cost of malaria prophylaxis.
As a rule, private health insurance companies (inquire beforehand) also cover the costs mentioned.
Foreign Office (AA) of the Federal Republic of Germany
Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 2000
Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 51000
Falkland Islands: Currency, Shopping and Exchange Rate
local currency of the Falkland Islands is the Falkland Islands Pound 1FI £ = 100 pence.
The Falkland pound has its own banknotes, but has a fixed ratio to the British pound of 1: 1.
British banknotes and coins are also valid.
Grades are available in the following values of:
- FI £ 50
The exchange rate to the euro and other currencies can be obtained using the following currency converter:
Bank opening times
Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Shop opening times
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Cheap or country-specific goods, souvenirs
The postage stamps of the Falkland Islands are worth a lot, you can get them at the Philatelic Bureau. In addition, with a number of 200 sheep per resident, you should be able to buy some nice knitted sweaters.