Faroe Islands (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Covid-19 test is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Will be quarantine until Covid-19 test result availalble

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Tourist Information

The Government advises against all non-essential overseas travel.

All visitors should take particular care in the days prior to their departure to the Faroe Islands. Most people will be travelling from countries where there are currently high infection rates, which means they should take extra precautions. Careful conduct at this time is crucial

Everyone travelling to the Faroe Islands is advised to be tested for COVID-19 three days before departure. This means than anyone with access to testing should be tested in order to reduce the risk of bringing the infection to the Faroe Islands.
All people travelling to the Faroe Islands must be tested for COVID-19. This requirement also applies to Faroese citizens and residents who have been travelling abroad. Children younger than 12 do not need to be tested. This will be mandatory until 1.April 2021. Hospital test centres are set up where travellers can get tested free of charge or travellers can pay to get tested at a private laboratory (Thetis).

All visitors should self-isolate until they have received the result of the follow-up test that they are advised to take 6 days after arrival. Self-isolation means that you do not go to work. You should not have any visitors during this time, and you should not go shopping or do other errands. You may go for a drive in your own car and take a walk outdoors, but only where you do not come into contact with other people. You should have no direct contact with anyone considered to be in a vulnerable group.

\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.

If you feel unwell, make sure to get tested without delay.

Lockdown Details

Schools and daycare centres are advised not to hold larger events to which people from outside the institution are usually invited. This includes events which would normally be attended by parents and other family members.

Shopping: Special emphasis should be placed on social distancing hand and hygiene and. It is advisable that only one person in the household does the shopping, rather than going several together. It is also advisable to go shopping when there are fewer people. Face masks are recommended when a lot of people are in a shop. If you have come to the Faroe Islands from abroad, you should not go shopping at all until you have received a negative result from the test that you should take 6 days after arrival.

Retailers: Businesses should ensure that hand sanitizer is readily available and that stores are kept clean. Signs should be clearly displayed to help customers keep to the recommendations. Staff should use protective gear where necessary. Retailers can help by making face masks available for customers. If retailers cannot limit the number of customers so that the recommended distances can be maintained, then both customers and staff are advised to wear face masks.

Sports: All indoor sporting events should be held without spectators. This applies to both adult and children’s competitions. Coaches and assistants can be present during matches.

Festivals, sports events, and other large gatherings should be postponed or cancelled.

The total number of people gathering for events should not exceed 100, and this only when a physical distance of 2 metres between people can be maintained.


Data Source: covidcontrols.co