63.700 departures of foreign passengers in August

Departures of foreign passengers from Iceland via Keflavik airport were about 64 thousand in August, according to figures from the Icelandic Tourist Board, or less than 74.7 percent compared to the numbers in August 2019, when departures were 252 thousand.
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New report about the residents’ attitudes of tourism in Iceland 2019

Today, the Icelandic Tourist Board published a report on the residents’ attitudes of tourism in Iceland. The aim of the survey was to assess the attitudes of Icelanders to tourism and tourists at a specific time, both nationally and by individual regions. In addition, evidence was sought as to whether Icelanders feel pressure from tourism in their community.
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Accommodations that welcome guests in quarantine

New regulations state that visitors coming to Iceland from the 19th of august must quarantine for 5-6 days until getting their second test results back. There are many places where these guests are able to stay during their time in quarantine.
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Instructions for quarantine for visitors in Iceland

As of August 19, 2020, all travellers to Iceland that enter the country are again obligated to go into quarantine, regardless of duration of the intended stay in Iceland or purpose of the visit. The Directorate of Health has compiled instructions in English, which would be advisable for tourism companies get acquainted with and also send them to all guests who are expected to come to Iceland in the coming days. These guidelines are being translated into more languages and will be posted on the Icelandic Tourist Board's website as soon as they are ready.
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Double border screening for all arriving passengers

The Government of Iceland has decided to impose more comprehensive border-screening measures as of 19 August. All arriving passengers must then choose between a 14-day quarantine and a double testing procedure along with a quarantine for 4-5 days. The decision is one of a range of options outlined by the Chief Epidemiologist, in response to the recent cluster of infections in Iceland and the rise of infections
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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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45.600 Foreign Visitors in July

Departures of foreign passengers from Iceland via Keflavik airport were about 45 thousand in July, according to figures from the Icelandic Tourist Board, or less than 80 percent compared to the numbers in July 2019, when departures were 231 thousand.
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Renewed restrictions due to Covid-19

Renewed restrictions because of the Covid-19 pandemic were put in place on the 31st of July. These measures are taken in response to two clusters of infections that have been identified in the past few days, one of which has not been traced to a definite source.
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Travellers from Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Germany to be exempt from screening and quarantine requirements

Thursday the 16th of July, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Germany will be removed from the list of high-risk countries. The effect of this change is that travelers arriving from these countries will be exempt from the quarantine and screening requirements that are generally applicable to passengers arriving in Iceland.
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Residents of fourteen non-EEA and Schengen states allowed to visit Iceland

The Minister of Justice has decided to extend the travel restrictions imposed by the EU and Schengen states while lifting restrictions for residents of fourteen non-EEA and Schengen states as of July 15, in line with the decision of EU Member States. The new regulation also states that the travel restrictions do not apply to citizens and residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.
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