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Falkland Islands

Capital
Port Stanley
Time Zone
GMT – 4
Telephone Services
Country Code: 500
Outgoing Code: 0
Emergency Telephone Numbers
All services – 999
Tourist Information
Falkland Islands Tourist Board, Old Transmitting Station, Stanley, East Falkland Tel: 22215 or 22281 Fax: 22619.
Passport Information
Valid passport required by all. Return ticket required. Requirements may change at short notice. Contact the embassy before departure.
Visa Information
Visa Required by all except nationals of EU and commonwealth countries, Chile, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey and Uruguay. NOTE: Completion of visitor forms from the government office is required before, or on, arrival.
Health Information
No information available at present
Food & Drink
Water is considered drinkable, normal precautions should be observed with food.
Currency
Falkland Islands Pound (FI£) = 100 pence. FE facilities available in Stanley and the Standard Chartered Bank.

Cheques issued by the main UK bank (up to £50) can be cashed with a valid cheque card. Credit cards have only a limited acceptance.

ATM availability: Unavailable.

Cost of Living
Comparable with United Kingdom but tends to be more expensive, due to the importation of most requirements.
Languages
English.
Weather
Temperate climate conditioned by the surrounding sea.
Electricity
240 Volts AC, 50 HZ
Post
4 -7 days.
Transport
FLIGHTS: Light aircraft services can be used to travel between most of the Islands. ROAD: A 4 -wheel drive is recommended if travelling outside the capital where vehicles may become bogged down.
Special Information
To visit the Falkland Islands an application has to be made to the Falklands Islands Government as they provide the transportation. The islands are made up of a small population, living in and around the capital.