Lifting of all COVID-19 restrictions

All COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted from today, 28th February 2022. This means that it is no longer recommended to get tested for Corona and/or to quarantine.

Despite a high number of infected people and some hospitalizations because of COVID-19, the hospital system is not under undue pressure, and it is assessed that essential institutions will not be significantly affected by lifting all COVID-19 restrictions. Which is why the people of the Faroe Islands now can return to a daily life that is not consumed by COVID-19.

Looking forward, we should start regarding COVID-19 as a natural part of our daily lives, as we do with other illnesses. In the same way as with the common flu or colds, each one of us is individually responsible for whether we wish to expose ourselves to the risk of COVID-19 infection.

COVID-19 tests – are no longer a public service

It is no longer a free public service to get tested for COVID-19. From the 1st March 2022 it is no longer possible til book a COVID-19 PCR-test from the hospital system.

Looking forward, people who need a PCR-test from the hospital system will be informed by a relevant healthcare professional.

People who need a PCR-test for other reasons, for example in connection with travel on a vacation or for work abroad, need to contact a private laboratory.

Quarantine – is not a recommendation

It is no longer a recommendation that people infected with COVID-19 shall quarantine.

Each one of us is individually responsible for whether we are exposing others to infection. Keeping a distance and hygiene is the best protection against infection.

Travellers to the Faroe Islands

There are no restrictions for travellers from Denmark to the Faroe Islands.

Travellers from other destinations are covered by the rules for entering the Kingdom of Denmark. Read the guidelines for entering Denmark/Faroe Islands here.

Travellers from the Faroe Islands

When traveling abroad, travellers are advised to contact to contact local authorities for information on rules, requirements etc. in connection with entry into a country. For information on travel to other countries, please contact the relevant country’s authorities. Read the Danish travelling guidelines here.

What YOU can do to reduce the spread of COVID-19 <3

  • 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.