he Faroe Islands are a constituent country of the Kingdom of Denmark. This archipelago is located in the North Atlantic Ocean and is the most northerly Danish autonomous territory, comprising 18 main islands, with a total surface area of 1,400 km2, with a population of just under 50,000. Its name means Danish “Sheep Island”.
Untouched, unexplored, unbelievable: the Faroe Islands is a destination to discover. The Faroe Islands, have an extraordinary natural paradise that reveals breathtaking scenery, picturesque fishing villages, countless bird species and flocks of sheep.
2015 was an important year for the Faroe Islands: millions of readers of National Geographic Traveler and subscribers on social networks voted the Islands as the best tourist destination by awarding it the “Readers Choice 2015”.
INFORMATIONS ABOUT HEALTH
We make every effort to ensure that the information posted on our website is up to date and accurate according to the latest public health recommendations; however, it is impossible for us to make changes on a daily basis.
For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.
FAROE ISLANDS – RECOMMENDED VACCINES
|Hepatitis A||Recommended for all travelers.|
|Transmission, Symptoms and Prevention – Rabies||For travelers at high risk of animal bites or being involved in activities with bats. Clients who plan to visit remote areas may consider receiving this vaccine. Important to note the pre-exposure rabies vaccine is administered in 2 doses with one week interval between doses. Post-exposure vaccination is always recommended, even for those previously vaccinated.|
|Flu – Influenza||Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing or by touching infected surfaces. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine yearly. Vaccine is recommended 14 days prior to departure.|
|Routine vaccines (dCaT, Polio, Meningococcal, Shingles, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR & Varicella)||Recommended for all travelers|
|Hepatitis B||Consider for most travelers; recommended for those who might be exposed to blood or other body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident).|
|Tick-borne Encephalitis||Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.|
|Lyme disease||Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.|
|Antibiotics Traveler’s Diarrhea||Azithromycin or Suprax|