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.
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.