Falkland Islands Shopping, Embassy and Communication

Falkland Islands Shopping, Embassy and Communication



Official language is English.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/21/2022 Queen’s birthday

06/14/2022 Liberation Day

03.10.2022 spring holiday

08.12.2022 day of battle

12/25/2022 Christmas

Source: Top-mba-universities.com

Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported duty-free into the Falkland Islands: 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco (persons aged 16 and over); 1 liter of alcoholic beverages over 22% or 2 liters up to 22% and 2 liters of sparkling wine or wine and 10 liters of beer (over 18s).

Import regulations

Import permits are required for weapons, ammunition, meat, dairy products, poultry products and plants.

Prohibited Imports

Drugs, pornographic products and counterfeits of all kinds.

Contact addresses

Falkland Islands Government Office

The Falkland Islands are represented by the British embassies (see Great Britain for contact details ).

14 Broadway, Falkland House
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 72 22 25 42.


Business etiquette

Appointments should be made in advance, punctuality is expected. Knowledge of English is essential. Business hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-12.00 and 13.00-17.00.

Business contacts

Falkland Islands Development Corporation (FIDC) PO Box 580, Shackleton House, Stanley, Falkland Islands Tel. +500 (0)2 72 11. Website: www.fidc.co.fk



Autodial Long Distance Service. Cable & Wireless (website: www.cwfi.co.fk) provides telephone connections from the islands via satellite. There are payphones in Stanley. Phone cards are available from the Cable & Wireless offices, which are open Mon-Fri 8am-12pm and 1.15-4.15pm.

Mobile phone

According to Abbreviationfinder.org, there is currently no cellular network in the Falkland Islands.


There is an internet cafe in Stanley. The main internet providers are U-Net and Cable & Wireless plc.

Post office

Airmail to Europe takes about 4-7 days.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: www.dw-world.de) to request.

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