Iceland Reopens to Visitors June 15 with Airport Testing

Iceland Will Reopen to Visitors June 15 with Airport Testing

Iceland Will Reopen to Visitors June 15, 2020 with Coronavirus Testing at Keflavik Airport (KEF) in Reykjavik. The cost of the testing will normally be ~$365 per test, although for the first 2 week trial period, June 15-29, the test will be free of charge. DeCODE Genetics will assist with testing, overcoming the previous hurdle of limited hospital testing capacity.

Visitors who decline testing will be required to quarantine for 14 days, as is currently the case.

For Iceland, tourism constitutes nearly 10% of GDP and 35% of its foreign currency revenue. Already, due to the pandemic, Iceland's economy is expected to contract 9% in 2020.

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Getting to Iceland

Many flights to Iceland are seasonal, and have been cut as airlines slashed flights during the pandemic, for example Delta's summer flights to KEF from New York JFK and Minneapolis MSP have been cut.

Iceland's flag carrier Icelandair offers nonstop service from these U.S. cities:

  • Boston BOS
  • Chicago ORD
  • New York EWR
  • New York JFK
  • Seattle SEA

Iceland doesn't have any luxury hotels, but does have lower key boutique properties and luxury lodges, which we arrange for clients together with private guides, to take in Iceland's majestic mountains, fjords, waterfalls, and Northern Lights.

If you've been to Iceland, what was your favorite experience?

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