Travel

Updated 14 May

Tourists are advised not to travel to the Faroe Islands, at least until 30 June.

All non-essential travel should continue to be avoided.

Everyone travelling to the Faroe Islands are expected to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Procedures regarding travellers to the Faroe Islands will be intensified, with closer follow-up and reminders of the need to adhere to the recommendation on self-quarantine. If necessary, the Government will implement regulations for mandatory quarantine.

The authorities strongly advise anyone arriving in the Faroe Islands, regardless of nationality, to go directly into home quarantine for 14 days. Read more about quarantine here.

Furthermore, the police have introduced temporary border controls meaning that all non-resident foreign nationals without a recognised reason for coming to the Faroe Islands will be refused entry. Read more about the border control here.

All Faroese citizens and residents with a permanent address in the Faroe Islands who are currently overseas on a short-term basis are advised to return to the Faroe Islands as soon as possible. 

 

Travelling options

Atlantic Airways has only limited flights between the Faroe Islands and Denmark, while all connections to Bergen, Reykjavík, Edinburgh and Paris have been suspended until further notice.

On flights between the Faroe Islands and Denmark, priority will be given to medical and health care personnel, Faroese residents who are working overseas, as well as employees in essential sectors such as emergency services.

The transport of patients for urgent medical treatment will continue as usual.

You should contact your transportation company directly regarding flight or ferry bookings.

Atlantic Airways:                      +298 341000                            

SAS:                                        +45 70 10 20 00

Smyril Line:                              +298 34 59 00

You should also contact your insurance company for questions concerning your travel insurance coverage.

If you are located outside Denmark, you should first contact the airline or travel agent you have used.

Faroese citizens and permanent residents who are currently overseas and have other questions can contact the Corona hotline on +298 30 40 40.

 

Stranded overseas/unable to get home

If you are stranded in another country without onward travel options, you should find accommodation and ensure that you have access to clean water and food. Follow the advice issued by the health authorities in the Faroe Islands and Denmark, and in the country where you are located. Consult the information and recommendations on the following sites:

www.coronasmitte.dk and www.um.dk – the Danish Foreign Ministry, which also has an information service for citizens  – Borgerservice - on Facebook.

Also consult the information provided by the Danish Embassy in the country where you are situated.

The Danish Foreign Ministry is working continuously to find travel options for stranded Danish citizens, which also includes Faroe Islanders.

Contact your travel agent, airline and insurance company and follow the instructions issued by the local authorities. 

 

Special assistance

If you need special assistance, contact one of the helplines below, including the 24-hour service of the Danish Foreign Ministry or the helpline of the Faroese Foreign Service.

If you are stranded in Asia, you can contact the Danish Foreign Ministry on tel. +45 33 92 13 44 or by email on coronaasien@um.dk.

If you are stranded in South or Central America, you can contact the Danish Foreign Ministry on tel. +45 33 92 13 45 or by email on coronasydamerika@um.dk.

If you are stranded in Africa, you can contact the Danish Foreign Ministry on tel. +45 33 92 09 96 or by email on coronaafrika@um.dk.

The 24-hour helpline of the Danish Foreign Ministry is tel. +45 33 92 11 12 and email bbb@um.dk.

The helpline of the Faroese Foreign Service is tel. +298 304020, and email bt@ummr.fo.

 

Guidelines for travellers to the Faroe Islands