According to the Falkland Islands Government regulations you must take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel to the Falkland Islands. British nationals visiting the Falkland Islands are no longer entitled to receive dental care treatment under the UK NHS.
Under a reciprocal arrangement with the NHS, UK residents are entitled to receive the following treatments below free while visiting the Falkland Islands. Evidence of UK residency (NHS medical card or passport) will be required:
- Hospital treatment
- Other medical treatment
- Prescribed medicines
- Ambulance travel
The general standard of healthcare in the Falkland Islands is good. The only hospital is located in Stanley and offers modern facilities with medical, dental and nursing staff. There is no resident qualified optician. More complex treatments might require medical evacuation.
If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip dial 999 and ask for an ambulance. You should contact your insurance/medical assistance company if you are referred to a medical facility for treatment.