The Faroese Government eases travel restrictions
The Faroese Government has eased travel restrictions to the Faroe Islands.
Please read the Faroese Government’s up-to-date guidelines regarding travel here.
For information regarding travel guidelines to/from Denmark, read here.
Below is a quick overview of measures currently in place in the Faroe Islands:
- From 1 April 2021, all who have been vaccinated (at least eight days prior to their trip to the Faroe Islands) are allowed to enter the Faroe Islands without needing to quarantine for four days after arrival.
- Those who have had Covid, and whose positive test is more than ten days old, are also not required to self-isolate for four days.
- Those not vaccinated are required to quarantine for four days after arrival (day of arrival counts as day 0).
- PCR tests at the border are a requirement for all travellers (also those vaccinated and previously infected travellers) until 30 June 2021 or until further notice.
- Travellers pay for the test. Each test costs DKK 312 at Vagar Airport and DKK 390 when travelling with Smyril Line.
- Children under 12 years are offered a PCR test for free at the border but are not required to take one.
- All travellers (also those vaccinated and previously infected) should self-isolate until they have received the result (read more about self-isolation here)
- Travellers should take a follow-up test on the fourth day of their stay (call 1870 for more information about free public testing service, or contact Thetis for private testing). Vaccinated travellers are also asked to take this test.
- Quarantine period for those arriving from banned countries for a worthy purpose is 10 days.
- 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.
Regarding persons travelling to Denmark by air
Please stay up-to-date regarding travel to/from/through Denmark by reading the Danish Government’s travel guidelines here.
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 fourth 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.
Travellers should take a follow-up test on the fourth day of their stay (call 1870 for more information about free public testing service, or contact Thetis for private testing).
Non-vaccinated travellers should self-isolate until they have received the result of the follow-up test on the fourth day (read more about self-isolation here).
Children younger than 12 are not required to be tested but are offered a free test at the border.
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.
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.
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We will continue to update this page as the situation regarding Covid develops.
Updated: 20/04/2021 at 08:27