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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13% decrease in January

Departures of foreign passengers from Iceland via Keflavik airport were about 121 thousand in January, according to figures from the Icelandic Tourist Board, or about 18 thousand less than in January 2019. The decrease between years is 13%. This is the second year in a row that fewer passengers depart in January, compared to previous year.
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Tourism in Figures, January 2020

Tourism in Figures – January 2020 offers a summary of key figures on Icelandic tourism in 2019; number of visitors, registered overnight stays, hotel occupancy rates along with visitor survey results.
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The Novel Coronavirus – Health alert notice for international travellers and gereral info

The Icelandic Tourist Board has sent out an announcement from The Directorate of Health, Chief Epidemiologist, regarding the spread of the new coronavirus. Hotels, guesthouses and other accommodations, as well as tour operators, are encouraged to print out the information and have it visible in their reception. The announcement is in Icelandic, English and Chinese.
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Slightly fewer than 2 million passengers 2019

Departures of foreign passengers from Iceland through Keflavík Airport were slightly fewer than two million in 2019, or approximately 329 thousand fewer than in 2018, according to the figures of the Icelandic Tourist Board and Isavia. The decrease between years is 14.2%. This is the first time in nine years that there has been a decrease in the arrivals of foreign passengers to Iceland. Around 98.8% of the total number of visitors to Iceland every year come on flights through Keflavík International Airport.
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NATA invites tourism and travel support applications

NATA (North Atlantic Tourism Association) is an organisation that promotes and supports cooperation in tourism for the West Nordic countries: Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. NATA provides opportunities and grants for collaborations, joint ventures and cultural exchanges within the region and applications are now open. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 25 February 2020.
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