Until June 26, 2020, a provisional covid-19 test scheme has been implemented at Vága Airport, which applies to residents in Denmark, Greenland, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Here you will find important information from the authorities in connection with your trip to the Faroe Islands on arrival up to and including 26 June 2020.
If you are going to the Faroe Islands, the authorities require you to bring a negative covid-19 test on arrival.
Until June 26, a preliminary test scheme has been set up at Vaga Airport, where you can be tested for covid-19. The testing is DKK 390 pr. test, which travelers must pay themselves. If you are being tested at the airport, please quarantine until the test result is available - normally later the same day.
Due to the ongoing testing, please expect a waiting time longer than usual when you arrive in the Faroe Islands.
Children younger than 12 years are exempt, but parents or guardians must be able to prove the child's age; eg. by presenting a valid passport.
If you are a resident of the Faroe Islands, a negative covic-19 test is not required. However, you must be able to present your return ticket from the Faroe Islands. If you do not have a return ticket, you must present a proof of residence, which you will get by contacting the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (Umhvørvisstovan) at [email protected]
Please note that only the Faroese and the citizens of Denmark, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Germany are currently present. can enter ashore in the Faroe Islands.
Passengers currently residing in the Faroe Islands are exempt from showing a negative test result when arriving int the Faroe Island. Proof of residency is required upon arrival.
It is possible to use your return ticket to/from the Faroe Islands as proof.
It is also possible to show proof of residency from the Faroese Environment Agency - this can be obtained by sending an e-mail to [email protected]
Please include the full name and date of birth in the e-mail. Confirmation will be sent via e-mail.
Foreigners arriving in the Faroe Islands for work purposes are not required to present a negative covid-19 test. However, they must be able to prove that they must work in the Faroe Islands. This can be done by presenting an employer certificate that the employer provides. The certificate must be presented on arrival at Vága Airport.
If the worker lives in Denmark, Greenland, Iceland, Norway or Germany and upon departure can present a negative covid-19 certificate (which is a maximum of 5 days old), no employer certificate is required. In addition, the requirement for a work quarantine is not longer applicable.
Workers arriving from countries other than the above must remain in work quarantine for 14 days.
Employers can download an employer certificate HERE.
From June 27, 2020, our national borders will be opened to most European countries (except Sweden and Portugal). HERE you can monitor which countries are being opened.
From this date, it is a requirement that everyone who comes to the Faroe Islands, both residents and foreigners, be tested for covid-19 when they arrive at Vága Airport. Travelers are therefore asked to quarantine until the result is available. It can take up to two days.
Therefore, after June 26, 2020, travelers will no longer be able to present covid-19 tests conducted elsewhere, e.g. from the Danish test centers, as these tests are not accepted.
From June 27 and the following 14 days, it is free to be tested when you land at Vága Airport. From July 11, the test will cost DKK 390 per person. Passengers must pay for the test themselves.
However, children younger than 12 years are exempt, but you are required to prove the child's age by showing e.g. passport or birth certificate.
Atlantic Airways has implemented a set of initiatives to limit contact points on board our flights and thus minimize covid-19 infection risks.
From June 15, 2020 all travelers with Atlantic Airways MUST wear a facemask covering the nose and mouth,
Now that the authorities are advising everyone not to travel if not strictly necessary, Atlantic Airways would like to help our customers find the best solution.
Therefore, we have implemented special procedures to allow customers to change their flights for free or get a voucher on the full amount of the trip to use at a later time.
If your flight is before August 31 2020 then we offer the possibility to change flights on our website without change fee. Price difference may still apply.
Atlantic Airways invites all passengers traveling before June 30 2020 to postpone their flight and receive a voucher for the full-value of the ticket which the travelers in the original booking can use to book new flights.
Flights need to be booked one year after receiving the voucher for travel up to 360 days after the trip is booked.
Atlantic Airways can only change or give vouchers for tickets that are purchased directly from Atlantic Airways.
If you have purchased your ticket from a travel agent then you need to contact the respective agent.