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Left-wing government plans to charge tourists for traveling in the Faroe Islands

If everything goes according to plan, tourists will soon be charged for traveling in rural areas in the Faroe Islands. A proposal for a regulatory framework for travel in rural areas will be presented to Parliament this autumn.

If everything goes according to plan, tourists will soon be charged for traveling in rural areas in the Faroe Islands.

Kvf.fo reports that ”a proposal for a regulatory framework for travel in rural areas will be presented to Parliament this autumn”, adding that ”the overall objective is environment conservation – to help farmers – who are already heavily subsidized by the Faroese government – in their daily work, preserve the rights of local citizens to travel in their own country while also respecting the rights of tourists.”

The proposal will be put forward by the current left-wing government, and it is expected that it will be approved by the Faroese parliament.

Høgni Hoydal, the vice PM of the Faroe Islands, stated to Kvf.fo that ”profits from possible service charges in connection with the current growth in the tourism industry will be spent on protecting nature, people, animals and plants.”

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