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Faroe Islands Travel Restrictions

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Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter the Faroe Islands.
Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter the Faroe Islands without restrictions.

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.


Outgoing travel to the Faroe IslandsTravelling from South Africa to the Faroe Islands

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

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

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

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 South Africa from the Faroe Islands

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from the Faroe Islands must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the Faroe Islands are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for the Faroe Islands

Masks:Required in public spaces.

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