South Georgia & South Sandwich travel advice

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

South Georgia & South Sandwich travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to the South Georgia & South Sandwich 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.

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands - quick facts
Time difference UK -2 hours
Language(s) English
Currency Pound Sterling
Electricity G plug (230V)
Driving side Left

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South Georgia & South Sandwich weather

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South Georgia & South Sandwich travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting the South Georgia & South Sandwich 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 the South Georgia & South Sandwich.

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

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South Georgia & South Sandwich travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to the South Georgia & South Sandwich 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 the South Georgia & South Sandwich, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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South Georgia & South Sandwich covid live updates

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

No Covid-19 updates for the South Georgia & South Sandwich are currently available.

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South Georgia & South Sandwich travel features

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South Georgia & South Sandwich FAQs

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

Are there entry restrictions to the South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands due to Covid-19?

South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands is closed for tourism. All non-resident foreign nationals are banned from entering. Travel only permitted with special permission.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from the South Georgia & South Sandwich?

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

What is the time difference between the South Georgia & South Sandwich and the UK?

The time difference between the South Georgia & South Sandwich and the UK is UK time-2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in the South Georgia & South Sandwich?

The main language spoken in the South Georgia & South Sandwich is English.

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What is the currency in the South Georgia & South Sandwich?

The currency in the South Georgia & South Sandwich is the Pound Sterling (GBP).

Which plugs are used in the South Georgia & South Sandwich?

South Georgia & South Sandwich uses electrical plug type G (230 Volts) - the same as the UK.

Which side of the road do they drive on in the South Georgia & South Sandwich?

They drive on the left side of the road in the South Georgia & South Sandwich.

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