Hey Team Iceland, I know that a lot of you have had to make changes in your Iceland travel plans this year. I understand that you are frustrated, and in response to the hundreds of questions we’ve received over the last couple of months, I’m here to address a few things:
1️⃣ I am not an expert about traveling during a pandemic and the regulations change on a weekly basis. I appreciate that many of you trust me enough to put your travel plans in my hands, but I no longer can comment on your situation. So messages and comments about COVID-19 will go unanswered.
2️⃣ Many of your q’s can be answered by following the directive of your country’s state department. This is the @travelgov for the US. It’s their job to tell you if it’s safe to travel, and they’ll be monitoring CDC recommendations.
3️⃣ PLEASE remember that many industries and small businesses have been significantly affected by this, especially the travel industry. So, for future travel: continue to book flights, tours, and hotels. Most companies are offering very flexible cancellation and INSANELY good deals. With no downside, your trip in a few months could be super cheap! For example: Icelandair is waiving their change fee for all flights booked.
*️⃣ HOWEVER it is important to note that Iceland remains open. There are certain travel restrictions in place that the government has set and changes on an as needed basis. Their priority is to keep us residents of Iceland safe. To stay up to date about the news here are a few sources that I check daily:
- Iceland Monitor – updates on COVID-19, travel, closures within Iceland, and more.
- Covid.is – daily updates about the infection numbers as well as some FAQ you might like to know.
- RUV – public broadcasting channel that gives good updates in English.
- Reykjavik Grapevine – news articles about covid and Iceland in general. They also do a weekly newscast that gives helpful recap of the country’s news.
Now back to our regularly scheduled Iceland content, so stick with us so you can have the best 👏🏼 trip 👏🏼 EVER… whenever you end up making it here!