Iceland To Welcome New Tourists From June After Covid-19

Iceland To Welcome New Tourists From June After Covid-19

11/06/2020 0 By M Zaman

Although, Iceland is very small country in Europe. But, it is a fabulous country to visit. Iceland is ready to welcome new tourists from June 2020 long after Covid-19.

Starting from June 15, 2020. Iceland will welcome new tourists those love to visit the country for the purposes of tourism.

In order to visit the country, visitors will need to follow stricter conditions. There will be Covid-19 screening tests at different airports in Iceland and visitors will receive the report on the same day.

Those travellers are positive or have symptoms upon arrival. They will require to go into quarantine for at least two weeks.

“Utmost care is being taken not to jeopardize the success achieved in Iceland during the COVID-19 pandemic as Iceland prepares to offer tests for travellers on the 15 June 2020,” says Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir.

Reynisfjara Beach in Iceland

When you are in Iceland you can discover beaches like Reynisfjara Beach (Image: Tripadvisor)

Initially, passengers arriving airports in Iceland will receive tests for completely free of charge. Then, from July 1, 2020 passengers will need pay a small of £90 or ISK 15 000 for a single test.

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However, children born in 2005 or later are exempt from both testing and quarantine.

Travellers intending to travel in Iceland will require filling a pre-registration form before arrival. Government encourages travellers to download Rakning C-19, a tracing app.

“The intention is to safeguard the progress we have made so far when travellers start returning to Iceland” Chief Epidemiologist Thorolfur Gudnason said in a previous statement. Icelandic government clarifies the issue of downloading app within its website

Likewise, other Scandinavian countries in Europe. Iceland has very small number of Covid-19 cases.

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Currently, there are currently two active cases in Iceland, eight cases were diagnosed in May and none so far in June.

Iceland is truly an attractive place in Europe to see Northern lights.

With a very small population of just 300,000. Iceland is the country in Europe, you can maintain social-distancing quite easily.

There are more information about Iceland available from here.

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