Latest Travel Updates - Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Nordic Visitor's response to Covid-19
Last updated: 31 July 2020
Nordic Visitor values the safety and wellbeing of our people. In light of the recent concerns around the new coronavirus and Covid-19, we have gathered all relevant information here.
Our regional managers are consistently monitoring the situation, and we will update this page whenever any new information comes to light, including the latest advice for customers with upcoming bookings.
Rest assured we are in constant communication with our customers, keeping them safe and rearranging their dream trips to a different time if required.
Thank you for the patience and understanding we have experienced during this time. Our founder and CEO has shared his gratitude in a recent blog post.
Latest Destination News
On a hopeful note, we are starting to see some green shoots of recovery. Many of the Nordic countries are looking into relaxing border restrictions, with Iceland even welcoming overseas travellers again.
Visitors from EU & Schengen Area countries have been arriving from 15 June, and visitors from select countries outside the Schengen Area were approved for arrival from 1 July 2020, including Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.
The list of countries allowed to enter Iceland and the Schengen Area is being reviewed every 2 weeks from 1 July 2020.
As of 4 July, travellers from the UK can visit Iceland without risk of quarantine through the UK government's "air bridges" scheme. They can also visit Norway, although Norway still requires quarantine on entry.
Travellers to Iceland have the choice between entering quarantine or being tested for coronavirus infection on arrival. Nordic Visitor is covering the cost of this test, and more: find out more on our Book With Confidence page.
While they wait for results, travellers will likely be asked to download and use the official tracing app already used by 40% of Iceland's population. The Rakning-19 app follows strict privacy standards, with location information only released from the traveller's device if an infection risk is suspected. Learn more about Iceland's tracing app here .
Those people who show no sign of infection are free to explore Iceland. Anyone who receives a positive test result will be invited to undergo further tests to either confirm or rule out an active infection. In the unfortunate event of an active case, these people will be moved to special isolation acommodation, free of charge, for the standard two weeks of quarantine. See Nordic Visitor's Book With Confidence Plan for details of our Quarantine Support service.
Watch this page for ongoing updates as more Nordic Visitor destinations become available for travellers again.
Frequently asked questions
We are continuing to monitor the situation and are providing regular updates. Below are answers to some of the more common questions that Nordic Visitor customers are asking.
Rest assured we will continue to provide travel updates on this page. You are also always welcome to contact your dedicated travel consultant if you have additional questions or concerns.
Yes, you can still organise a trip with us. We have many travel experiences for you to look forward to, later in 2020 and also in 2021 and beyond.
Nordic Visitor is always here for you. We understand that people may naturally have some concerns and welcome you to contact your dedicated travel consultant if you have further questions.
We have gathered below a list of relevant region-specific travel, health and safety websites for you.
Our travel destination health & tourist organisations:
National and international health organisations from client countries:
If your national health organisation is not listed here, please either refer to the World Health Organization (WHO) website or consult your national government website for detailed travel information.
It's understandable if you have additional questions, and we welcome you to get in touch with us. Nordic Visitor staff members are here for you, to answer your questions and hear your concerns.