COVID-19

The latest information on measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Faroe Islands, including requirements and recommendations for travellers, can be found on the official website www.corona.fo.

Specific guidance for all travellers to the Faroe Islands can also be found on the dedicated travel section on corona.fo. Please note that there are two recommended COVID-19 tests and one mandatory in connection with travel to the Faroe Islands:

  1. Testing three days before arrival (recommended)
  2. Testing upon arrival (mandatory until 1 August 2021)
  3. Testing four days post-arrival (recommended)

When travelling to the Faroe Islands, you are entering the Kingdom of Denmark, even if you are just passing through Denmark in transit and the Faroe Islands is the sole destination of your travelEntry requirements for travellers from the UK to Denmark can be found on the Danish Government COVID-19 information website: https://en.coronasmitte.dk/rules-and-regulations/entry-into-denmark

Entry restrictions for travellers, whether requirements or recommendations, are stricter or more lenient depending on the current situation in their country of residence or country/region of departure. Please see the updated list of country categories and requirements.

On 17 July 2021, Denmark classified most regions of the United Kingdom as “red”. The UK as a whole continues to be classified as “orange”.

This means that UK and other foreign residents travelling from any part of the UK who are not fully vaccinated, must have a worthy purpose for entry. This requirement does not apply to fully vaccinated travellers and citizens of the Faroe Islands and Denmark, regardless of where they reside, nor to foreign citizens with permanent residency in the Faroe Islands or Denmark.

All travellers, including Faroese and Danish citizens and residents, returning from a red country or region must show a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure,  and they must self-isolate for 10 days, even if the test on arrival is negative. Self-isolation may end with a negative PCR test taken no earlier than the 4th day after arrival.

Denmark reviews its listing of countries and regions on a weekly basis every Friday and changes will normally come into effect the following day.

UK Government COVID-19 guidance for travelling abroad can be found at www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus. Specific UK advice for travellers from the UK to Denmark, including the Faroe Islands, can be found at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/denmark.