152,000 departures of foreign passengers in august

Departures of foreign passengers from Iceland via Keflavík Airport were 152,000 in August, according to figures from the Tourist Board and Isavia, or twice as many as in August 2020. The numbers in 2021 are close to those in 2014. About 336 thousand foreign passengers have departed from Iceland in the period January to August, which is around 25% less than last year. Americans were the largest nationality in August or roughly 38%
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Company resilience and disturbance resistance, the foundation for tourism operations during COVID

As presented in the Icelandic news coverage, COVID-19 infections are likely to hurt business operations in the coming weeks and months as COVID-19 spreads through society. We must manage infections in a controlled manner as far as possible until herd immunity is achieved among the nation.
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110,000 departures of foreign passengers in July

Departures of foreign passengers from Iceland via Keflavík Airport were 110,000 in July, according to figures from the Tourist Board and Isavia, or twice as many as in July 2020. There have not been as many departures from the country since February 2020.
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COVID-19 test certificate required before departure for vaccinated travellers

As of 27 July, all vaccinated persons and those that can present a certificate of a prior COVID-19 infection must present a negative PCR or antigen (rapid) test that is no more than 72 hours old before departure to Iceland. This decision by the Minister of Health is based on recommendations from the Chief Epidemiologist.
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42,600 departures of foreign passengers in June

Departures of foreign passengers from Iceland via Keflavík Airport were 42,600 in May, according to figures from Tourist Board and Isavia, or seven times more than in June 2020, when there were about six thousand departures.
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Amended rules on testing at the borders from 1st of July

The Minister of Health has decided to amend the disease prevention rules at the borders applicable as of the 1st of July to the 15th of August. Vaccinated travellers who submit valid vaccination certificates or certificates of prior infections will not need to be tested at the border and same goes for children.
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14,400 departures of foreign passengers in May

Departures of foreign passengers from Iceland via Keflavík Airport were 14,400 in May, according to figures from Tourist Board and Isavia, or fourteen times more than in May 2020, when there were about one thousand departures. Departures of foreign passengers have not exceeded ten thousand in one month since September 2020.
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Interoperable European COVID-19 vaccination certificate for travellers

A trial project is being undertaken for the reception of a European digital COVID-19 certificate at the borders of Iceland for those arriving to the country. Passengers with such certificates have already started arriving in Iceland.
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Iceland Travel Tec 2021 - On site and online stream

IcelandTravelTech is a joint venture between the Icelandic Tourist Board and Iceland Tourism Cluster. It aims to increase focus on digitization in the tourism industry and to provide both travel industry and tech partners with a platform where they can meet, discuss and showcase challenges and solutions.
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COVID-19: Amended rules on staying in quarantine facilities entering into force on the 31st of May

As from the 31st of May the provision stipulating a compulsory stay in quarantine facilities for people arriving from specific high-risk areas ceases to apply. As from that time, only those who do not have access to adequate facilities to undergo home quarantine are required to stay in a quarantine facility.
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