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Faroe Islands travel insurance, health insurance, documents, plugs, sockets, mobile phones

FAROE ISLANDS DOCUMENTS

Travel Documents: Nordic countries: Citizens of these countries do not need a passport or visa, but they must carry an identity document. EU-Countries, Schengen-countries and other countries: All residents of these countries must carry a valid passport. Children and minors must have their own passport. A visa is required for a stay of more than three months.

Driving License: The national driving license is valid for drive in the Faeroe Islands.

Car Insurance: To drive your own car in the Faroe Islands is a necessary a valid EU insurance.

FAROE ISLANDS TRAVEL INSURANCE, HEALTH INSURANCE AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

Health Care: Only citizens of the Nordic countries and Great Britain have health coverage during their stay in the Faroes. Residents of other EU countries, for not to pay their own health services already provided by local structures have to buy their own health insurance.

Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required.

FAROE ISLANDS MOBILE PHONES AND INTERNET

Telephones: The international dialling code for Faroe Islands is 00298.

Mobile Telephones: The GSM system is the mobile phone system in the Faroe Islands. With the exception of a few small villages, the GSM network covers all over the archipelago.

Mobile telephone operators: Føroya Tele (Faroese Telecom) and Kall.

Internet: Tourist informatiom offices in Tórshavn, Sandoy and Runavík have an internet café service.

FAROE ISLANDS ELECTRICAL OUTLETS

Electricity: The electricity supply in Faroe Islands is 220 volts AC, 50.

Electrical plugs and sockets: The electrical outlets are used in the Faroe Islands are the same as those used in Denmark. Normally you can find the type C and F plugs same as those used in the rest of Europe, but there can also be sockets of the type E and K.

FAROE ISLANDS MONEY AND BANKING

Currency: As an autonomous region of the Kingdom of Denmark, the Faroese government print its own currency, the crown of the Faroe Islands, although it is used the currency of Denmark. The exchange value is equivalent to the Danish krone, and there is no fee for the change, the Danish kroner are accepted throughout the country.

Banks Opening hours: Banks in major cities and in some villages are open from 9.30 to 16.00 on weekdays. On Thursday, banks are open until 18:00. All banks are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

FAROE ISLANDS CUSINE

The food culture on the Faeroes has not been extensive in the past. In a society isolated with a harsh climate, it was necessary to live on what was available, sheep, birds, fish and whales from the sea, in addition to food crops from the earth like grass for the cows, corn, and finally, the potatoes.

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