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Escaping the Coronavirus is on many people’s minds. Name the remote islands that might be the answer

  • Comprised of more than 100 islands, only 15 of which are inhabited with a total population of 23,000.
  • Its country’s most northerly outpost – only 400 miles (640 km) south of the Arctic Circle.
  • Visitors are attracted by its rugged beauty and impressive abundance of wildlife, stunning coastlines and dozens of ancient sites.
  • With 900 miles of coastline and plenty of hills to explore, these islands are perfect for walking, hiking and cycling.  Crystal-clear coastal waters are perfect for kayaking, diving and fishing.
  • Extremely safe place to live and visit, with only two murders in the last 50 years.
  • Known for its ponies who are small in size but very strong.
  • Settled in the early 8th and 9th centuries by the Vikings who ruled for 600 years.
  • The local economy is dependent on fishing, oil, knitted woolen clothing and tourism industries.
  • An ideal place for people to watch the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).
  • Free-roaming sheep provide exceptionally soft wool, used to create its world-famous patterned knitwear.

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True or false? AMPS penalties only apply to import shipments

Answer: False. Canadian exports are subject to about 17 AMPS (Administrative Monetary Penalty System) infractions.

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