Important notice regarding the sailing

Traveling to the Faroe Islands
From the 27th of June Denmark will open the borders for more countries in the EU and Schengen. See here for details and updates um.dk

Travelers from Denmark to the Faroe Islands with MS Norröna
From the 27th of June the Faroese authorities demand that all passengers traveling to the Faroe Islands must be tested for COVID-19. The testing of passengers traveling with Smyril Line to the Faroe Islands will take place on the harbour area in Hirtshals. Travelers with a car will be tested after check-in. Passengers on foot will be tested in the terminal. It is not necessary to order a test.

Until the 14th of August the test is free of charge. From the 14th of August the test will cost 500 DKK per person. Children under the age of 12 will not be tested.

When traveling from Denmark to the Faroe Islands passengers will get the COVID-19 test result while on board. Only passengers that are tested positive will get information about the test result. If the test is negative, you will not be contacted.

Traveling from Iceland to the Faroe Islands with MS Norröna 
All passengers traveling to the Faroe Islands must be tested for COVID-19. Passengers will be tested on board. The test is free of charge until the 14th of August. The cost for the test after the 14th of August will be 390 DKK. Children under the age of 12 will not be tested.

When traveling from Iceland to the Faroe Islands passengers will get the COVID-19 test result some hours after arrival in the Faroe Islands. Only passengers that are tested positive will get information about the test result. If the test is negative, you will not be contacted.

Traveling to Iceland with MS Norröna 
As from the 16th of July 2020, passengers who have stayed for at least 14 days in Faroe Islands, Greenland, Norway, Denmark, Finland or Germany do not need testing.

All other nationalities will be tested for COVID-19 in Denmark/Hirtshals before boarding MS Norröna. The price for the test is DKK 500 and needs to be paid before check in. 

Passengers will get an email before traveling with a direct link for registration and payment a few hours before departure. 

Children born in 2005 or later are exempted from testing.

Covid 19 information

The situation regarding the Coronavirus “COVID-19” has our full attention and we prioritize the safety of our customers and employees very high. We are monitoring updates and guidance from relevant authorities and health organisations in the countries where we operate very closely.

To ensure the safety of our passengers and crew we are taking precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus onboard Norröna. 

- Information posters focused on hygienic measures to prevent the spread of the virus based on the World Health Organisation guidelines.

- Increased the frequency of preventive cleaning and disinfection of “Hand Contact Point Hotspots” such as door handles, access touch pads and telephones.

- Increased possibilities for hand wash and disinfection placed in public areas to ensure good hand hygiene.

- Staff is instructed to stay at home if they experience any of the Covid-19 symtoms. Or if they within the last 14 days, before symptoms occurred, stayed in areas* that are affected with a widespread transmission of Covid-19.

- If a passenger arrives at the ship and shows symptoms of Coronavirus or have a fever, then they will be refused boarding.

In advance of any journey, we encourage all travellers to follow latest guidance from the national health authorities.

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