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Faroe Islands Travel Restrictions

79.28% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 78.82% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter the Faroe Islands with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to quarantine to enter the Faroe Islands.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from the Faroe Islands for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Faroe Islands entry details and exceptions

Recognised reasons for foreign nationals residing in banned countries to enter the Faroe Islands include but are not limited to:

Residence in the Faroe Islands; visiting minor children; a work permit and a recognised job or recognised work that needs to be carried out for an employer in the Faroe Islands. Anyone entering the Faroe Islands on this basis is advised to have relevant documentation from their employer (work contractor other certification of employment) supply of goods and services to and from the Faroe Islands seamen who are signing on or off a vessel in the Faroe Islands. This also applies to flight crew changes, off-shore workers and the like; visiting a family member who is critically ill or dying, attending a funeral; to receive medical treatment; attending a court hearing.

Travelers that have received a combination of two different vaccines may still be considered fully vaccinated.


Outgoing travel to the Faroe IslandsTravelling from New Zealand to the Faroe Islands

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to the Faroe Islands.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

All travelers to the Faroe Islands must test for COVID-19 at the border. This requirement also applies to vaccinated travelers and to Faroese citizens and residents returning from abroad.

Vaccinated visitors will test upon arrival and should take a follow-up test four days after arrival.

Children under the age of 12 are offered a free test at the border, although they are not required to test.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the Faroe Islands.

The isolation period can be shortened

After 4 days of quarantine at the earliest, travelers can get a PCR. If the test is negative, travelers do not need to quarantine further.

Details and exceptions

Vaccinated travelers, who have completed their vaccination at least eight days prior to their journey, are not required to self-isolate after arrival in the Faroe Islands.

Previously infected travelers, whose positive test is more than ten days old, are also not required to self-isolate


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from the Faroe Islands

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from the Faroe Islands must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the Faroe Islands will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for the Faroe Islands

Masks:Required in public spaces.

FAQs

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to quarantine to enter the Faroe Islands. Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter the Faroe Islands with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to quarantine to enter the Faroe Islands.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter the Faroe Islands with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from New Zealand are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in the Faroe Islands is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in the Faroe Islands are closed. Bars in the Faroe Islands are closed.