This winter will be different for those that had plans to fly to the Faroe Islands this winter. Because of the pandemic. The Scandinavian Airline SAS will not be flying to the Faroe Islands this winter after the 1st of October 2020. From spring 2021, SAS will again fly to this remote Nordic island according to Norðlýsið.
During winter there’ll be fewer travelers, but another reason is a bill, which has just been introduced, ordering transportation companies like airlines to demand an extra fee that will cover the cost of the traveler’s mandatory COVID-19 test. According to the bill, this will be in effect from 1 October to 1 January 2021.
Since 27 June all travelers have had to get tested for COVID-19 upon arrival in the Faroe Islands, and so far the cost of testing has been covered by the government, which for some time has been working to change that.
The Wuhan Covid-19 virus is affecting everyone everywhere. I hope that the norms will return someday. You can still take the ferry that goes between Denmark and Iceland though. That ferry is yet not affected. It is a line that stops at the Faroe Islands.
Map of Faroe Islands and its capital Tórshavn
What do you think of the decision by SAS decission?