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Coronavirus: a message to our customers
If you are due to travel shortly we will be in touch to support and guide you, based on current Foreign Office advice.
 
If you are ready to start planning you next holiday, our 'Book with Confidence' pledge has been created to give you peace of mind. For new bookings made before 30 June 2021, we will not charge if you need to move your holiday dates or change to a new destination due to Covid-19, up to 60 days prior to travel. You can move your holiday to any time up to 31 December 2022 or 12 months from your departure date, whichever is later*. If you are unsure of your future travel plans when you need to make this change, we will provide you with a 100% travel credit note.
* Terms and conditions
We may need to adjust the cost of your trip to reflect any seasonal differences. Sometimes non-refundable deposits are required by local suppliers, which would be specified prior to booking. If you are unable to travel, we would secure a credit note for future travel from these suppliers, but you would not get a cash refund for these items. Flights that have already been issues will be subject to the rules of your airline & therefore may not be refundable or changeable. All other terms and conditions remain as standard.
 
If you are looking to travel closer to home, our sister company Auriel Holidays – offers a wide range of tailor made holidays in the UK, Europe & worldwide.

Warm regards

Claire Farley, Managing Director
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Travel guide to Falkland Islands

Passports
Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after your return date and have two blank facing pages. If you do not have these, you may be denied boarding at your departure airport. Soiled, damaged or defaced passports will not be accepted.
Visas
UK, European & American passport holders do not require a visa for holidays < 28 days. Cruise ship visitors also do not require a visa to participate in shore excursions.
Health
There are no compulsory health requirements for travel to the Falkland Islands. You should be up to date with your primary courses and boosters and always check with your doctor at least 8 weeks before travel for any other inoculations recommended (eg Hepatitis A+B, Cholera, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Polio, Meningococcal Meningitis, Rabies and TB). If taking an expedition cruise, consult your doctor about taking motion-sickness drugs to combat seasickness.
Currency
British sterling (GBP) is the official currency of the country. Remember to take small denominations as these are useful for tipping. Credit cards are widely accepted.
Language
English
Time Zone
GMT - 3 hours
Travel Tips
To ensure that you have the best possible holiday experience, we ask you to read the following information carefully. If you have any questions, please discuss them with us before you depart. 
 
Hand Luggage – pack essential items for a day or two in your hand luggage, in case your bags go astray and take a few days to catch up with you, especially if you have any tight connecting flights. 
 
Documents – take a copy of your travel insurance policy with you, and leave a copy of your passport with a reliable contact at home, in case the originals are lost or stolen. 
 
Electronic Devices – ensure these are all fully charge before travel, as you may be required to switch them on at airport security, as any device that does not switch on cannot be check and may need to be surrendered. 
 
Mobile Phones – make sure they are set up for international calls and if you plan to use travel apps such as Google Maps, ensure you check your data package with your provider in advance. Alternatively turn off date roaming to avoid large phone bills. Be aware that some rural areas may not have mobile or WiFi coverage. 
 
Credit Cards – remember to inform your bank when travelling abroad.  
 
Clothing – Take good walking shoes, a day pack, thermal jacket, warm fleece, T-shirts, shorts, jeans, sunhat, sunglasses and bio-degradable sunscreen. Also take gloves, beanie and a scarf. Sanitising hand cleaner and eye drops can also be handy, especially if you wear contact lenses. 
 
Medicines - if you travel with prescription drugs, carry an adequate supply in their original bottles/packaging & keep them in your hand luggage, as if lost they may be difficult to replace. 
 
Accessories – pack your phone (with charger and a spare battery pack), camera (with spare memory cards and batteries – a 200 mm zoom lens is good for wildlife photography) and binoculars (large 8x40 is best). We suggest one pair per person, as it can be frustrating to share. 
 
Plugs – Type G (as in the United Kingdom).  
 
Books – pack a good travel guide and some books for quiet evenings and when waiting for flights. 
 
Water – tap water is safe for drinking. 
 
Food – British food is served. Vegetarians and food allergies can be catered for, provided notified in advance. 
 
Self-Drive – driving is on the left and you need a 4x4 vehicle, which can only be hired in Stanley. Any valid UK, European or American driving license is accepted, as long as it has a photograph and signature. A credit card in the name of the main driver is also essential. 
 
Tipping – this is not part of Falklands culture and is not expected. Waiters: 10% (if not already added to your bill). 
 
Your Safety - consult the UK Foreign Office website for the latest travel advice www.fco.gov.uk.