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The Faroe Islands has re-opened to visitors from certain countries

The Faroe Islands has re-opened its borders to visitors frome some countries.

Below is a quick overview of preventative measures currently in place:

  • All travellers should be tested for Covid-19 no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in the Faroe Islands
  • All travellers are required to take a test upon arrival in the Faroe Islands
  • Travellers must pay for the test. Each test costs DKK 312 at Vagar Airport and DKK 390 when travelling with Smyril Line.
  • Travellers should take a follow-up test on the sixth day of their stay (call 1870 for more information about free public testing service, or contact Thetis for private testing)
  • Quarantine period for those arriving from banned countries from a worthy purpose is 10 days (previously 14 days)
  • All large events in upcoming months have been cancelled or postponed
  • The use of protective face masks is recommended in crowded places. The masks are a requirement when travelling in public buses.
  • Visitors are urged to take social distancing and hygiene guidelines seriously, particularly in outerlying islands that have small populations

 

The Government is constantly monitoring developments and will revise these measures if and when necessary. It is therefore of the utmost importance that all travellers to the Faroe Islands stay updated about the situation.

Please read carefully below.

Travellers from countries in EU and Schengen area, as well as the UK

Travel restrictions are dependent on countries meeting certain objective criteria. Specifically, countries must have a low number of infected persons and meet a criterion still in development regarding their testing regimes. The borders are open to citizens of countries that meet the criteria.

Countries are divided into two groups: quarantine countries and open countried. The list is based on the current number of infected people and is updated weekly by the SSI. Therefore, there might be changes in a country’s status. If you are planning on travelling to the Faroe Islands, we urge to you stay updated on this matter. You can see the most up to date list of quarantine and open countries here.

Countries other than EU Member States, Schengen countries and the United Kingdom are currently by definition banned countries. Travellers from these countries are not allowed to enter the country without a recognised reason. Tourism is not a recognised reason. Read more about the border control here. For questions regarding border control or the list of banned countries, please contact the police.

For FAQ regarding travel to and from the Faroe Islands, click here.

Covid-19 test

All travellers should be tested for Covid-19 no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in the Faroe Islands. In positive cases, traveller should NOT travel to the Faroe Islands.

All travellers are required to take a test upon arrival in the Faroe Islands, and should take a follow-up test on the sixth day of their day (call 1870 for more information about free public testing service, or contact Thetis for private testing).

Travellers must pay for the test. Each test costs DKK 312 at Vagar Airport and DKK 390 when travelling with Smyril Line.

Children younger than 12 are not required to be tested.

Testing will take place at Vágar airport or the ferry terminal in Hirtshals. Travellers should self-quarantine until they have received the result of the test. Usually, results are ready the same evening or midday the following day.

If you are travelling by ferry with Smyril Line from Denmark, tests will be taken at the port in Hirsthals in Denmark.

If you are travelling by ferry with Smyril Line from Iceland, tests will be taken at the port in Tórshavn.

More information

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms related to Covid-19 – whether these are common or uncommon – and/or have been in close contact with someone who has been infected by Covid-19, please call 1870.

It is of utmost importance that all travellers to the Faroe Islands take appropriate precautions while travelling. Upon arrival, particular care must be taken and the public health guidelines must be followed closely.

For information about travel from your country, please seek information from the respective authority in your countries of residence.

Here are some links to the most important sites that can help you stay updated regarding Covid-19:
The Government of the Faroe Islands:
www.corona.fo 
Airlines:
MS Norrøna ferry
Faroese News In English:
Download leaflet with guidelines for travellers.

 

We will continue to update this page as the situation regarding Covid-19 develops.

Updated: 09/11/2020 at 15:09

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