No more border testing after 1 August

04.07.2021 - 16:23
No more border testing after 1 August
We are only weeks away from achieving herd immunity, says epidemic commission
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The mandatory Covid testing of all arrivals at the Faroese borders will end on 1 August.

“The Covid-19 spread is currently more or less under control,” says police chief Michael Boolsen, who also heads the epidemic commission.

“And with our additional 10,500 vaccine doses, we expect about 70 percent of the Faroese population to be fully vaccinated by 1 August, which is close to what is needed to achieve herd immunity.”

He adds that mandatory testing may be reinstated if the Covid situation changes significantly in the coming weeks.

No new Covid cases

None of yesterday’s 889 Covid tests came out positive.

The daily numbers of positive tests over the past week have been as follows: 0, 3, 1, 2, 0, 3 and 0.

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There are currently 13 active Covid-19 cases in the country. No-one is receiving hospital treatment for Covid-19, and 125 people are currently listed as being in quarantine.

According to the latest vaccination figures on, updated on Friday, 26,596 people (53.6 percent of the population) have received the first shot of the vaccine, while 19,749 (37 percent) have received the second shot.


For further information about Covid-19 in the Faroes, visit

Read the Faroese version of this article here.

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