COVID-19 guidelines for all travellers
Currently, the Faroe Islands has been free of COVID-19 since the end of April 2020. As a result of this positive development, borders have slowly re-opened to visitors from abroad.
Our industry and our team at Visit Faroe Islands are committed to doing everything in our power to minimize the risk of a virus spread and expect a similar commitment from our guests. The safety and security of our guests is our highest priority.
We ask all visitors to be mindful of the locals and to be understanding of the fact that some may not wish to interact with visitors from abroad because of the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19.
Visit Faroe Islands has prepared the following recommendations and standards for the local tourism industry. These have been formulated in cooperation with Pál Weihe, chief physician at the Department of Occupational and Public Health in the Faroese Hospital System.
The recommendations are based on the health authorities’ main initiatives, which are to maintain good hygiene, social distancing and ask people who feel ill to self-isolate and seek medical help.
- Strict procedures for thorough hand hygiene for all employees have been introduced
- Disinfection stands and bottles are freely accessible to guests and employees in all common areas and facilities
- Employees that show any signs of illness will stay at home
- Visible guidelines and signs for COVID-19 behaviour will be displayed where relevant
Prior to your journey to the Faroe Islands, we encourage all travellers to follow up-to-date guidelines from the national health authorities in their respective countries.
Below is an overview of information related to COVID-19 that various tourism partners have provided.
Airlines that fly to the Faroe Islands have implemented a set of initiatives to limit contact points on board flights and thus minimise COVID-19 infection risks.
All travellers by air must wear a facemask covering the nose and mouth during the flight.
Enhanced cleaning procedures have been implemented on all aircrafts.
Aircrafts are equipped with High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters which effectively capture 99.9% of particulate from recirculated air in the aircraft cabin.
On-board sale of food and beverages has been temporarily stopped.
Blankets and pillows have been removed and the inflight magazine has been removed.
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Increased preventive cleaning and disinfection of “Hand Contact Point Hotspots”, such as door handles, access touch pads and telephones, has been introduced.
Increased possibilities for hand wash and disinfection placed in public areas to ensure good hand hygiene.
Staff will stay at home if they experience any COVID-19 symptoms.
If a passenger arrives at the ship and shows symptoms of COVID-19 or has a fever, they will be refused entry.
Travellers are required to wear facemasks at all times at the airport.
The facemask should cover both nose and mouth and comply with EN 14683:2014 standards or similar.
Children under the age of six and people with valid health causes do not have to wear masks.
Only travellers and terminal staff will have access to the Terminal building.
Travellers are encouraged to use the self-service check-in kiosks and “bag drop”.
If you are in the Faroe Islands and have been in contact with anyone who has been infected by COVID-19, or are feeling the symptoms associated with the disease, please call 1870. Do NOT visit the hospital before calling 1870.
For more information, please visit www.corona.fo.