Measures to contain the spread of the COVID19 virus in the Faroe Islands apply to all members of society, regardless of nationality. Everyone is urged to take the utmost care and precaution and to follow closely the updated advice issued by public authorities on medical help, personal hygiene, social restrictions, travel and all other procedures, regulations and recommendations.
Please consult the comprehensive information provided on the website www.corona.fo to find answers to your specific questions.
If you have other urgent questions not addressed in the online information or this overview, you can call the Faroese Government Corona hotline on (+298) 30 40 40 on monday-friday from 10-15 (local time).
Official Recommendations and Measures
(updated 5 August 2020)
- 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.
- Travellers should immediately proceed to home quarantine awaiting the answer from the test taken upon arrival. Usually test results are ready the same evening or on midday the following day at the latest.
- Travellers should get a follow-up test six days after arrival. Travellers should be particularly careful before receiving the second test result.
- Maintain an appropriate personal distance of 1-2 meter in public spaces.
- Keeping a distance of 2 meters is still advised in situations where the risk of infection is greater, such as due to increased spread of droplets, or where special precautions are advised, such as when visitin elderly and care home, hospitals and people considered to be vulnerable.
- People can gather in groups of up to 100, while maintaining the recommended personal distance.
- All events such as festivals or larger events should be postponed or cancelled.
- Bars, restaurants and venues are advised to close at 22.
Guidelines for limiting social interaction
- Remember to maintain a physical distance from others.
- Maintain rigorous hand hygiene, washing your hands thoroughly and often. Use sanitizer if you do not have access to soap and water.
- Cough or sneeze into your arm – not your hands.
- Avoid physical greetings such as handshaking, hugging and kissing.
- Maintain strict hygiene both at home and at work.
- Take particular care in places where many people are around.
Remember that anyone can carry the infection and pass it on to others, even if you have no symptoms yourself.
Pay attention to any symptoms of illness that could indicate a corona infection, such as fever and coughing, and stay at home if in any doubt.