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Faroe Islands information
About Faroe Islands
The languages that are typically spoken are Faroese
Faroe Islands uses the Danish krone (symbol: kr), code DKK.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100 and 50 kroner. Krone is subdivided into 100 øres. Coins come in denominations of 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 kroner and 50 øres.
Internet speed in Faroe Islands is on average 8.2 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Faroe Islands is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.
In Faroe Islands you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 80 km/h (49 mph) on undivided highways.
Import and export information
All items on the prohibited import list.
There are no restrictions on the export of currency if leaving for another EU country. Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared when leaving the EU.
Endangered species and products protected under CITES require a permit for export.
Tobacco:250g of smoking tobacco; or
Tobacco:A proportional combination of these goods (such as 100 cigarettes and 50 cigarillos).
Alcohol:There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the EU.
Alcohol:Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.
Currency:There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the EU.
Currency:Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.
Other items:Medicines for personal use.
Other items:Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to DKK3250 when travelling by air or sea.
Other items:Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to DKK2250 when travelling by land.
Narcotics or products used to make narcotics.
Counterfeit currency and goods.
The following breeds of dogs are prohibited: Pit Bull Terrier, Tosa Inu, American Staffordshire Terrier, Fila Brasileiro, Dogo Argentino, American Bulldog, Boerboel, Kangal, Cwentral Asian Shepherd Dog, Caucasian Shepherd Dog, South Russian Shepherd Dog, Tornjak, and Sarplaninac.
Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits. For further information, please visit Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark.
Cats, dogs, and other pets are subject to a mandatory health inspection at the first point of entry on EU territory. They must also have a microchip or tattoo, and have been properly vaccinated against rabies. A Common Veterinary Entry Document certifying the healthy inspection must be provided with the customs declaration. Pets travelling within the EU must have a valid pet passport. For further information, please visitTravelling with Pet Animals.
Certain medicines are restricted for import by individuals. For further information, please visit theDanish Medicines Agency.
Up to 10kg of meat and dairy products from the EU, Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland.
2kg of products of animal origin such as milk powder and baby food can be brought in packaged and does not need to be refrigerated.
Small quantities of other food products may be brought in for personal use. For further information, please visitPrivate Import of Food.
Fireworks require a permit. For further information, please visit the Danish Safety Agency.
Weapons for purpose of hunting or sportsmanship require a European Firearms Pass listing the weapon as well as a permit for import to Denmark.
It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.
As hepatitis A outbreaks occur throughout the world and sometimes in countries with a low risk for hepatitis A, travellers should consult with their doctor prior to travel to see if the hepatitis A vaccine is necessary.
A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.
A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals and researchers, or for those who may come into contact with bats.
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is often reported in Europe between April and November. For further information, please visit the CDCTick-borne Encephalitis Advice.
H5N1 Avian Influenza has been reported in Denmark. For further information, please visit the CDCAvian Flu Advice.