SafeTravel information for the next few days

SafeTravel connects travelers in Iceland with essential resources to help reduce their exposure to risks and ensure a safe and comfortable travel experience. Here you find information for the next few days.
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Safety plans must be compiled for all tours

Tourism service operators wanting to provide quality services must focus on safety. The compilation of safety plans is a key aspect in that regard. Anyone intending to perform organized tours within Icelandic territory must have safety plans for their tours. Agents that resell tours that are performed by others must verify that safety plans are in place for those tours.
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End of Operation of WOW AIR - Information for passengers

WOW AIR has ceased operation. All WOW AIR flights have been cancelled.
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Safety plans - Description and guidelines

According Icelandic laws, anyone intending to perform organized tours within Icelandic territory must have safety plans for their tours. Agents that resell tours that are performed by others must verify that safety plans are in place for those tours.
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New legislation in the field of tourism

On June 12th this year, the Icelandic Parliament passed two new acts of law in the field of tourism; Act No. 96/2018 on the Icelandic Tourist Board and Act No. 95/2018 on package travel and linked travel arrangements. Both acts of law will enter into force on January 1st 2019. The most extensive changes in legislation are in matters/issues pertaining to improved consumer rights and safety.
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2,2 million foreign passengers 2017

Departures of foreign passengers from Iceland through Keflavík International Airport were 2,195,271 in the year 2017. This is 427,545 more than 2016 or an increase of 24.2%, according to figures from the Icelandic Tourist Board and Isavia.
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UNWTO appoints First Lady of Iceland as Special Ambassador for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals

Ms. Eliza Jean Reid, First Lady of Iceland has been nominated as Special Ambassador for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The appointment took place at the second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture, an official event of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, being held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman on 11 and 12 December.
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Explore the a-ö of Iceland

Inspired by Iceland, the official destination marketing office for Iceland, has launched a new campaign. Named a-ö, explorers are encouraged to complete online classes with the goal of winning a trip to Iceland.
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Safe & responsible travel in Iceland

The Icelandic nature is the main attraction for tourists that come to Iceland. We want to make sure that our visitors know how to help us preserve it and how to enjoy it in a safe manner.
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Take the Icelandic Pledge

Inspired by Iceland now offers tourists to take a pledge to travel responsibly when visiting the country. ‘The Icelandic Pledge’ is an online agreement where tourists can sign, and promise to respect nature while travelling in Iceland. On signing you get a certificate you can share on social media with the hashtag #IcelandicPledge.
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