FCO Travel Advice for - South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (British Overseas Territory)

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  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is a British Overseas Territory. There is no formal British diplomatic representation. The Office of the Commissioner of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands based in Stanley, Falkland Islands deals with all requests for consular assistance.

  • You must apply in advance of your visit for permission to land on the Islands. Your travel organiser will normally do this on your behalf. See Entry Requirements.

  • There are risks posed by the harsh climatic conditions in this isolated sub-Antarctic Territory. See Local travel.

  • There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

  • There are no medical (or search and rescue) facilities. You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
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