Antarctica travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Antarctica with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Antarctica.

Antarctica travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Antarctica with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

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Antarctica weather

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The Antarctica weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Amundsen-Scott (South Pole).

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Antarctica travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Antarctica from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Antarctica.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Antarctica travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Antarctica with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Antarctica, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Antarctica covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Antarctica with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

No Covid-19 updates for Antarctica are currently available.

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Antarctica travel features

Do you want to learn more about Antarctica? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Antarctica.

We don't currently have any travel features on Antarctica. Discover more about holiday destinations around the world with this selection of general travel articles.

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Antarctica FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Antarctica including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Antarctica due to Covid-19?

Antarctica is open for tourism from the UK. Access is only possible with special permission.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Antarctica?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Antarctica. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Antarctica and the UK?

The time difference between Antarctica and the UK is UK time12 to UK time-3 hours.

Do you need a visa for Antarctica?

No, UK passport holders do not need a visa to enter Antarctica.

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