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The Faroese Government advises against all non-essential overseas travel

The Government advises against all non-essential overseas travel.

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 preventative measures currently in place in the Faroe Islands:

  • The Government advises against all non-essential overseas travel      
  • All travellers should take particular care in the days prior to their departure to the Faroe Islands. 
  • 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)
  • All travellers should self-isolate until they have received the result of the follow-up test on the sixth day (read more about self-isolation here)
  • Quarantine period for those arriving from banned countries for 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.

Regarding persons travelling to Denmark by air

As a consequence of the pandemic and the current infection rates internationally, the Danish government has decided to place the entire world on the travel red list. This means that the authorities are discouraging all international travel, included work-related travel. Denmark has therefore introduced stricter requirements to travellers who travel to Denmark and do not have a residence there.

These requirements will be in effect 9-17 January 2021 and apply to all international air travel to the Kingdom of Denmark.

The new requirements do not apply to domestic flights and travel between the Faroe Islands and Denmark. This means that there are no changes to the current rules and requirements for travel to/from the Faroe Islands.

Only persons with a recognised purpose of travel may enter the Kingdom of Denmark. Recognised purposes include work, important family visits or medical treatment. Travellers are required to present proof that they have tested negative for Covid within 24 hours before boarding the plane.

Read more 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.

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).

All travellers should self-isolate until they have received the result of the follow-up test on the sixth day (read more about self-isolation here).

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 develops.

Updated: 12/01/2021 at 12:27

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Covid-19 guidelines for all travellers