Important notice regarding the sailing
- All passengers must wear a face mask at check-in and when boarding and leaving MS Norröna. This applies to both passengers on foot and passengers with a vehicle.
- We recommend all passengers to wear a face mask, while onboard the ship.
- Passengers do not need to wear a face mask in their own cabin and when it is possible to sit at a physical distance or when possible to keep a distance on the ship’s outdoor areas.
- Crew with contact to the passengers will wear face masks, if they are not protected by plexiglass screens.
Traveling from Denmark to the Faroe Islands
Covid-19 test before departure
All people travelling to the Faroe Islands must be tested for Covid-19. The testing of passengers traveling to the Faroe Islands takes place on the harbour in Hirtshals. Travelers with a car will be tested after check-in. Passengers on foot will be tested in the terminal. All passengers will get an email before traveling with information about registration and payment. The price for the test is 390 DKK per person. Children younger than 12 do not need to be tested. The test results will be sent directly to Smyril Line and will be ready during the crossing. Only passengers that are tested positive will be contacted about the test result.
Follow-up test 4 days after departure
Testing of passengers takes place at the port area in Hirtshals before boarding. Therefore Saturday is to be considered day 0. It is recommended to get a follow-up test 4 days after departure - ie. Wednesday. This test is free of charge. See more information about the follow-up test on corona.fo
Traveling from Iceland to the Faroe Islands
Faroese authorities demand that all passengers traveling to the Faroe Islands must be tested for Covid-19. Passengers traveling from Iceland to the Faroe Islands get a test on board. The prices is DKK 390. Children under the age of 12 do not need a test. All passengers will get an email before traveling with information about registration and payment.
Passengers get the test result some hours after arrival in the Faroe Islands. Only passengers that are tested positive will get information about the test result.
Follow-up test 4 days after arrival
It is recommended to get a follow-up test 4 days after arrival in the Faroe Islands. This test is free of charge. See more information about the follow-up test on corona.fo
Traveling from Denmark to Iceland
All passengers traveling to Iceland need to have a negative negative PCR test not older than 72 hour before boarding. This negative test needs to be show upon arrival in Iceland.
Passengers will also be tested for COVID-19 in Denmark/Hirtshals before boarding MS Norröna. The price for the test is DKK 390. All passengers will get an email before traveling with information about registration and payment.
You will not be tested in Denmark before boarding if:
- You are able to submit proof of a prior COVID-19 infection with a PCR test or an antibody test issued by an EEA/EFTA country. Note that a positive PCR test must be at least 14 days old.
- Or if you have a valid certificate of full vaccination issued by an EEA/EFTA country with an approved vaccine against COVID-19.
Passengers traveling to Iceland do also need a test upon arrival in Seyðisfjørður. The test is free of charge until the 1st of May 2021. Further information regarding testing, registration etc is to be found here: covid.is/english
Follow-up test in Iceland after 5-6 days
As of 19th August all arriving passengers must also do another test 5-6 days later to minimize the risk of a false negative causing infection to spread in the community. This follow-up test is also free of charge. Certain rules reg. quarantine apply. Read more
Exemptions from quarantine
Those who have confirmed with PCR-testing or antibody testing from an EU/EFTA state that they have previously had a COVID-19 infection are exempt from quarantine. All those who present a valid international vaccination certificate for full vaccination with an approved vaccine against COVID-19 are exempt. Read more
Traveling from Iceland to Denmark
When traveling from Iceland to Denmark, Norröna stops on the Faroe Islands for a few hours. Passengers who have Denmark as destination, cannot go ashore but need to stay onboard.
Passengers who have met the Faroe Islands' requirements for the purpose of the journey are to be regarded as passengers between the Faroe Islands and Denmark, therefore they do not need a test before entering Denmark.
Passengers who are in transit in Denmark with a recognizable purpose, or documented holiday stay outside Denmark, as well as transit with regard to return to own permanent residence abroad, are also allowed to enter Denmark.
Passengers in transit need to know that transit must take place without unnecessary delay.
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