Falkland Islands Visa Information:
The Falkland Islands are located in the South Atlantic approximately 300 miles east of the South American coast.
The majority of the 2,379 people that live in the Falkland Islands (excluding an estimated 112 residents temporarily absent and 534 civilians based at Mount Pleasant military base) are of British descent.
The Falkland Islands International airport at Mount Pleasant (MPN) is serviced by direct MoD charter flights from RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, England & commercial flights from Santiago, Chile. Both services are accessible to civilians of any nationality provided current immigration requirements are met.
The South American Route
Visitors travelling from or via South America can connect with the LAN flight from Santiago, Chile, via Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas to the Falklands operating every Saturday. Once a month, usually on the second Saturday, on departing Punta Arenas, the flight calls at Rio Gallegos, Argentina. The return flight from Stanley via Rio Gallegos occurs one week later. For more information, visit the
LAN web site.
For bookings and further information, contact the Falkland Islands LAN agent, International Tours and Travel.
The direct MoD charter flight from UK
This flight takes place approximately 6 times every month. RAF Brize Norton is located near Carterton, Oxfordshire, England. The nearest railway stations are at Swindon and Oxford. There is no public transport between these stations and Brize Norton, however, taxis are available and can be booked in advance; Travel information can be found here.
Journey time to Mount Pleasant Airport, 35 miles to the southwest of Stanley is approximately 18 hours including a refuelling stop at Ascension Island. Flight services include four in-flight meals. In-flight video film entertainment is available on certain flights. All flights are non-smoking.
Bookings and other details are available from the Travel Co-ordinator, Falkland Islands Government Office, London, Tel: +44 207 222 2542.
Full and up-to-date details of both these services can be found at the Falkland Islands Tourism Website: www.visitorfalklands.com
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