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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Registration open for Vestnorden Travel Mart 2020

In 2020 Iceland is the proud host of the Vestnorden Travel Mart, the most important business-to-business trade show in the North Atlantic region and gathers number of buyers and exhibitors each year. The event highlights the characteristics of the three host nations, The Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland.
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Residents’ attitudes of tourism in Iceland: A national study 2019

Today, the Icelandic Tourist Board published seven reports 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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Travel restrictions for residents of 15 countries to be lifted soon

Iceland will soon lift travel restrictions for residents of fifteen states outside the EU/Schengen Area in line with the decision of EU Member States. EU/Schengen citizens and residents are free to travel to Iceland under the condition that they preregister prior to arrival and undergo either a PCR test or a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
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Rules and guidelines for all travellers entering Iceland

The Icelandic government has issued rules and guidelines for passengers arriving in Iceland. Passengers can choose to be tested for COVID-19 or to go into quarantine for two weeks.
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Lifting of travel restrictions to Iceland - Guidelines to tourism companies

The preparation for lifting travel restrictions in Iceland is well on it´s way. Íslandsstofa (Promote Iceland) will take care of providing the necessary information to foreign tourists and foreign tourism providers. The Icelandic Tourist Board will provide Icelandic tourism companies with the necessary information regarding the arrangement and answer queries as much as possible. Please keep in mind that the arrangement will be re-evaluated periodically and may change rapidly if necessary.
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Information for travellers arriving in Iceland from 15 June 2020

Passengers arriving in Iceland from 15 June can choose to be tested for COVID-19 or to go into quarantine for two weeks. This is in line with the Chief Epidemiologist's recommendations and the preparations are now underway for testing at the Icelandic boarder.
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Testing for international arrivals to start on June​ 15

The Government has today confirmed its plans of offering the option of a COVID-19 test from 15 June to all international arrivals as an alternative to the two-week quarantine requirement, in place since April. This is in line with the recommendations of the Chief Epidemiologist and the economic impact assessment from the Ministry of Finance. There are currently only two active cases of COVID-19 in Iceland.
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Iceland Introduces Temporary Schengen Border Controls and 14-day Quarantine for International Arrivals

In accordance with recommendations from Iceland’s Chief Epidemiologist, the Minister of Health has changed the current rules restrictions on arrivals due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
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