Tourism boards don’t want you. #Stayhome

/ 05:01 PM March 18, 2020
Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands. Image: istock.com/miroslav_1

As borders close one by one in efforts to contain COVID-19 and more and more countries impose travel bans, some tourist boards have launched campaigns asking visitors to stay away.

Stay away. Stay home. It sounds harsh, but tourism boards are warning visitors who may be thinking of maximizing the sudden drop in travel activity that they’re not wanted.


In a post titled “Plea to tourists to refrain from traveling to the Faroe Islands,” the tourism board implored visitors, in all caps, “to NOT TRAVEL” to the islands until April 13 at the earliest.


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PLEA TO TOURISTS TO REFRAIN FROM TRAVELING TO THE FAROE ISLANDS Because of the current global situation regarding the Corona virus 😷, Visit Faroe Islands is appealing to tourists to not travel to the Faroe Islands until 13th of April 2020 at the earliest. The government of the Faroe Islands has appealed to Faroese municipalities, public organisations, businesses and all citizens to take measures to limit the spread of the virus. Schools, universities, day care centres and public offices will be closed, and public and private services will be limited. Tourists’ experiences will be largely affected by these measures. Therefore, we are appealing to visitors to re-schedule their trip to the Faroe Islands for later in 2020 when things have taken a turn for the better ✈️. Visit Faroe Islands also believes it is important to continue to protect the citizens of the Faroe Islands from any threat of the virus spreading – also despite the relatively low number of cases of infected persons in the Faroe Islands. On our website, www.visitfaroeislands.com, will we continue to update as matters develop. We look forward to welcoming you to the Faroe Islands later in the year. Stay safe! Photo by Jan Erik Waider #faroeislands #visitfaroeislands *updated 23.03-2020

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This does not apply to Danish and Faroese citizens.

Similarly, Visit Estonia used more colorful and forceful language on a Twitter post that read “Visit Estonia…later.” Hashtags included #stayhome and #staythef***home.

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