Plea to tourists to refrain from traveling to the Faroe Islands
Because of the current global situation regarding COVID-19, Visit Faroe Islands is appealing to tourists to NOT TRAVEL to the Faroe Islands in until 13 April at the earliest. Please note that this date may be extended, depending on how the situation develops.
The only entry way to the Faroe Islands at the moment is through Denmark (Copenhagen by air with Atlantic Airways or SAS).
The Danish authorities have imposed a temporary immigration control for all travelers wishing to travel to Denmark.
If you are a Danish/Faroese citizen or if you have residence in Denmark/Faroe Islands, you are allowed to enter.
If you are neither a Danish/Faroese citizen or have full time residency in Denmark/Faroe Islands, you must be able to prove that your reason for entry into Denmark/Faroe Islands is critical and essential. If you are not able to prove this, you will not be allowed to enter.
Because the Faroe Islands is part of Danish Kingdom, and because the only way to enter the Faroe Islands at the moment is through Denmark, these same rules apply for entry to the Faroe Islands.
Worthy reasons for entry include (but are not limited to):
- People who live or work in Denmark/Faroe Islands, including self-employed that work in Denmark/Faroe Islands
- People who provide products to Denmark/Faroe Islands or from Denmark/Faroe Islands
- People who must enter for the purpose of exercising access right with underage children
- People who act as primary caregivers for underage children in Denmark/Faroe Islands (for example, foster families not included in the core family)
- People who need to visit seriously-ill or dying family members in Denmark/Faroe Islands
- People who are receiving medical treatment in Denmark/Faroe Islands
- People who need to attend a funeral in Denmark/Faroe Islands
- People who need to attend a court hearing in Denmark/Faroe Islands
- Students whose education institute has not closed (and no distance learning is provided)
The government of the Faroe Islands has appealed to Faroese municipalities, public organisations, businesses and all citizens to take measures to limit the spread of the virus. Schools, universities, day care centres and public offices have been temporarlily closed until 13 April at the earliest, and public and private services are limited.
Tourists’ experiences will be largely affected by these measures. Therefore, we are appealing to visitors to re-schedule their trip to the Faroe Islands for later in 2020 when things have taken a turn for the better.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Faroe Islands later in the year.
We will continue to update this page as the situation regarding the Corona virus (COVID-19) develops.
Updated: 23/3/2020 at 9:12am