Almost 90% of Icelanders are planning domestic travel in the next few months

Almost half of Icelanders believe that the spread of COVID-19 will, to some or large extent, affect their domestic travel in the next six months. Nevertheless, almost 90% of Icelanders are planning to travel domestically in the coming months. These are the results of a survey carried out by the Icelandic Tourist Board to assess the impact of the virus on Icelanders travel plans.
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Iceland implements Schengen and EU travel restrictions

Iceland has implemented the travel restrictions imposed for the Schengen Area and the European Union. As of 20 March 2020, foreign nationals - except EU/EEA, EFTA or UK nationals - are not allowed to enter Iceland. This advice is valid until 17 April 2020.
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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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Visiting and exploring caves on the Reykjanes peninsula not recommended

Yesterday gasses were measured near the volcanic cones and craters at Eldvörp on the Reykjanes peninsula. Gas levels are now monitored and weekly measurements are carried out as a part of the contingency plan implemented in response to unrest and uplift of ground around the MT. Thorbjörn.
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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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