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Is it safe to travel to Iceland right now? Latest travel advice following eruption

Here’s everything you need to know about travelling to Iceland after the country declares a state of emergency

Liv Kelly

Iceland is a popular  travel destination thanks to its unique natural landscapes, hot springs and the opportunity to witness the elusive Northern Lights. It’s typically regarded as  a super safe place for travellers and expats  – but that doesn’t mean it isn’t susceptible to natural disasters.

A volcano on  the Reykjanes peninsula has erupted for the fourth time since December on Saturday, with lava flowing dangerously close to the small fishing town of  Grindavík. Residents of the town, which was first evacuated in  November, reportedly received text messages telling them to evacuate again with just a few minutes notice. The eruption is thought to be the most powerful so far, and a state of emergency has been declared.

Understandably, those with trips booked to Iceland might wonder whether visiting the country is safe. This is everything we know about travelling to Iceland right now.

Is it safe to travel to Iceland?   

Despite Saturday’s eruption,  neither the UK Foreign Office nor the US Department of State are recommending against travel – though the former has warned against travelling near the affected region.

Where was the volcanic eruption in Iceland? 

On Saturday evening, a long-dormant volcano erupted for the fourth time since December just north of  Grindavík, a town in the Reykjanes Peninsula . Grindavík is in southwest Iceland, around 42km away from the Icelandic capital  Reykjavik . Its 4,000 residents were evacuated. 

Is the Blue Lagoon open? 

Hundreds of people were evacuated from the Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s most popular tourist attractions, over the weekend. The famous geothermal spa will remain closed until further notice.  

Have flights been cancelled? 

Flights to and from Iceland are operating as normal.

Your best bet if you have a flight booked to or out of Iceland is to keep an eye on your airline’s website for updates on whether your journey will be affected. Multiple airlines have said they ’ll contact passengers if and when the situation changes.   

What is the UK Foreign Office saying? 

Despite the eruption, the UK Foreign Office has not advised against tourists visiting Iceland. 

The statement on the website reads: ‘Iceland is volcanic and seismically active. Recently there have been a series of volcanic eruptions on the Reykjanes peninsula in south-west Iceland, the latest occurring on 16 March. These have affected the town of Grindavik and area to the north of it. All roads to Grindavik and the surrounding area are closed and you should stay away from this area.

Keflavik International Airport and the road to it is unaffected and operating normally. The capital city, Reykjavik, and the rest of Iceland is not impacted by the eruptions. The likelihood of further eruptions in this location remains high. You should monitor local media for updates and follow the authorities’ advice on travel to the area. ’

It also advises keeping up with the  Icelandic Met Office ,  Safe Travel Iceland  and  Almannavarnadeild Facebook page   and   Twitter/X (@almannavarnir) .

What are your rights if you’ve booked a trip to Iceland? 

As the UK Foreign Office has not advised against travel, it’s likely your trip will go ahead as normal. Unless the advice changes, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to cancel your trip without a penalty. Contact your travel provider directly for all the up-to-date info about your trip. 

When was the last eruption in Iceland?

The last volcanic eruption in Iceland was just over a month ago on February 8, 2024, following two other eruptions in January and December. Before that, other than some volcanic activity in 2021, the Reykjanes Peninsula was dormant for 800 years.  

In 2010, an ash cloud from the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption was responsible for the biggest halt to European air traffic since World War Two. 

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Iceland Reopening to Canadian Travellers: What You Need to Know

Information may change on a day-by-day basis. While we make every effort to keep the information here updated, the responsibility to keep abreast of ever-changing travel restrictions is ultimately your own.

Iceland was among the first countries in the world that used proof of vaccination as its requirement for entry.

The northern Atlantic island has been increasing in popularity in recent years, especially among younger and adventure-oriented travellers. Here’s the key information you need to know if you’re planning a trip to Iceland.

Iceland Travel Restrictions

As of February 25, 2022, all visitors are welcome regardless of their vaccination or testing status.

How Can Canadians Enter Iceland?

Travellers are allowed to enter Iceland through all international airports and as well by sea, in the way of a cruise. As of October 2021, when departing Canada by air, travellers are required to present proof of vaccination.

As of February 25, 2022, there are no entry requirements to Iceland – yes, no vaccination requirement, no testing requirement, and no pre-registration.

Testing & Quarantine Upon Return

As of April 1, 2022, a negative test is no longer required prior to travelling back to Canada.

If you need to find a test in Iceland, it’s quite easy to do so.

You can register for a COVID-19 test on the visit.covid.is website . Antigen tests are provided free of cost.

Alternatively, consider purchasing a Switch Health RT-LAMP or antigen test kit for an easy remote testing option via telehealth video link.

Current Health Requirements in Iceland

Like pre-entry requirements, Iceland has done any with any and all COVID-19 restrictions on the ground.

There are no capacity restrictions, no mask requirements, and no other COVID-19 prevention tactics.

How to Get to Iceland

For the summer and fall of 2021, Icelandair is the only airline operating direct flights between Canada and Iceland, from Toronto Pearson.

Economy class fares for the summer are pricing at $1,000+ round-trip, which is fairly high compared to historical standards.

Fall 2021 is much more reasonably priced in comparison, running $570 round-trip, closer to the end of peak travel season in Iceland.

(Some connecting flights via the US may be available for cheaper, although note that Canadians cannot enter the US from Europe until the US travel ban on Schengen Area countries is lifted.)

Due to the lack of a direct Air Canada flight, redeeming Aeroplan points will be an expensive proposition for the rest of 2021, due to the backtracking required through continental Europe.

This year, the most convenient business class routing would be on Lufthansa, via Frankfurt or Munich, from Toronto or Montreal for 70,000 Aeroplan points , or from Vancouver for 85,000 Aeroplan points .

If you’re an aspirational traveller looking to celebrate your first post-pandemic trip with some luxury flying, consider aiming for Lufthansa First Class from a US gateway airport via Frankfurt or Munich for 100,000 Aeroplan points .

As things stand, Air Canada will be restarting direct flights from Toronto and Montreal to Reykjavik starting in June 2022.

One-way flights are priced in the region of 35,000 Aeroplan points in economy class or 60,000 Aeroplan points in business class (marketed as premium economy), although the dynamic pricing model can lead to either lower or higher price points. 

Iceland has reopened to international travellers, including Canadians, since May 2021. Entry requirements are identical to pre-pandemic times, as is life on the ground.

As icing on the cake, Iceland offers free antigen tests for everyone booked via the visit.covid.is website .

As always, you can refer to our Travel During COVID-19 Resource for Canadians for the most up-to-date information on travelling in the pandemic era.

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Good news for all the travelers! As of February 25, 2022, all public restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic are lifted, both domestically and at the border. 

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Domestically: The will be no limitations regarding social gatherings, school operations, etc. There’s no quarantine requirement for those infected by COVID-19. Nevertheless, personal safety measures are highly recommended.

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However, due to the current situation with Covid-19 and travel restrictions in Canada, we’ve decided to reschedule some of our tours for 2022. You’ll find available tour departures on our tour pages. If you can’t find information you need, feel free to contact us any time .

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Iceland is one of the world's top travel destinations for travelers. On this page, you can find up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in Iceland and what impact it may have on your travel plans when visiting Iceland.

Below you can read about the latest COVID-19 numbers in Iceland, the current Icelandic border policy, how to safely travel in Iceland during COVID-19, the vaccination progress in Iceland, and the COVID-friendly policies at Guide to Iceland, among others.

ICELAND IS OPEN! After two years of COVID-19-related safety measures, the Icelandic Ministry of Health removed all restrictions on February 25th, 2022.

Travelers to Iceland may now cross the border through the same process in place before the pandemic. You’ll no longer need to present test results or stay in quarantine after your flight. Once you’ve reached your final destination, you’ll be free to experience the incredible culture and attractions of Iceland without restrictions.

The Icelandic border is open to all travelers with valid visas. PCR, rapid testing, and quarantine are no longer required. Travelers are advised to follow common-sense safety protocols whenever possible but are free to participate in local activities, events, and tours without restrictions.

After two years of pandemic-related limitations. Iceland is one of the most stunning travel destinations in the world. It features unique natural beauty that brings visitors from every corner of the globe. If you've been considering a journey to Iceland, now is the time to experience the natural splendor and friendly people of this amazing island.  

Iceland is a relatively small country that has been united in preventing the spread of COVID-19 by following a strict testing and tracing protocol throughout the pandemic. These proactive measures successfully kept infection rates low throughout the pandemic, making Iceland one of the most consistently safe travel destinations on the planet.

Every country in the world is dealing with COVID-19 in one way or another. However, there are a few things that make Iceland a safer place to visit than other countries. 

Small population

With just under 370,000 people, Iceland is one of the smaller countries in the world. Having a smaller population makes the virus easier to track and allows travelers to travel without interacting with many people. 

Low population density

Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, has a population of around 200,000.

Almost 70% of the population lives in the capital area. This leaves much of the country to be explored without many people. The population density is low at a little over three people per square kilometer.

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Iceland is known for its vast open spaces and unique landscapes. The majority of Iceland’s activities are centered around nature. Whether chasing the northern lights or exploring the beautiful waterfalls in the countryside, travelers will likely spend most of their vacation outside in nature. This gives them a unique opportunity to protect themselves by keeping a safe distance from other people. 

Many countries require travelers to have a negative PCR test taken within a specific period before traveling back from Iceland. For many, it is within 72 hours of departure. Please be sure to check your particular home country requirements to know how close to your departure you need to take the test. 

There are multiple  testing centers around the country where you can go for your PCR test.

Travel delays 

While COVID-19 restrictions have been removed throughout the country, there is still a small chance of travel delays while the country undergoes the reopening process. If you purchase a day tour, multi-day tour , or rent a car on Guide to Iceland but test positive on arrival to Iceland or your flight gets delayed or canceled, you can choose to reschedule your trip to another date. If that is not an option for you, you will get a full refund. If you purchase a self-drive tour or guided tour package , you will also get a full refund.

As long as you cancel your booking with at least 24-hours notice, you will be able to reschedule or completely cancel your trip. Accommodation bookings are the only exceptions to this policy. Each establishment has its own cancellation policy. You can find detailed information regarding the individual policy in your email voucher.

Guide to Iceland has honored all refund requests for COVID-19 related cancellations to date. To cancel and get a full refund after arrival, don’t hesitate to contact us  via email with your booking details and test result within 4 hours after receiving the test result.

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Guide to Iceland makes sure that every customer receives the services they have purchased. Guide to Iceland will always offer alternative options or free upgrades if a customer books a service with a company that can not deliver it. However, now that the border has reopened without restriction, Icelandic businesses offering tours and other services throughout the country are fully prepared to welcome travelers back.

Restaurants, bars, nightclubs, tours, and other attractions remain open and accept customers without disturbance to their services and hours of operation.

Iceland’s main attraction, nature, has remained open even when restrictions were in place.

Please visit Iceland’s Official Ministry of Health website  for the most up-to-date information on Iceland’s COVID-19 policies.

Yes, you can. But we highly recommend that you book in advance. You will get a full refund if your flight gets canceled or you test positive for COVID-19 on arrival. Booking after arrival will limit your options as availability is limited in Iceland right now.

If you have further questions, please drop us an email , and we will help you with your trip.

Yes, absolutely! Here at Guide to Iceland, we’re committed to ensuring those enjoying our experiences’ safety and welfare. Therefore, we are honoring our cancellation policy fully, which you can read more about in our terms and conditions . In short, you can never lose a booking with us. If you choose to cancel your booking, please email us at [email protected] , and we will process your request. 

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Welcome to Iceland, a land of stunning landscapes, majestic waterfalls, and otherworldly geothermal spas. However, if you're a Canadian traveler hoping to visit this Nordic paradise, you may need to navigate through some travel restrictions. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Iceland has implemented certain measures to ensure the safety of its citizens and visitors alike. So, if you're wondering what these travel restrictions entail and how they might affect your trip, read on to find out more.

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As the world slowly begins to open up again, Canadians are starting to wonder about the current travel restrictions for visiting popular destinations like Iceland. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many countries have implemented entry requirements and restrictions to ensure the safety of their citizens and visitors. In this article, we will explore the current travel restrictions for Canadians traveling to Iceland.

Iceland, known for its breathtaking landscapes and unique geothermal features, has implemented several measures to control the spread of COVID-19 and welcome visitors safely. These measures are subject to change depending on the evolving situation, so it is essential to stay updated on the latest information before planning your trip.

As of now, in order to enter Iceland, Canadians must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. This means that you must have received the final dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before your arrival in Iceland. Currently, the accepted vaccines are Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson.

In addition to being fully vaccinated, travelers must also present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before their departure to Iceland. This requirement applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals and is an important step in ensuring the safety of everyone involved.

Upon arrival in Iceland, all travelers, including Canadians, are required to undergo a COVID-19 test at the airport. The cost of the test is covered by the Icelandic government, but travelers must register and pre-pay for the test before their arrival. Once the test results are negative, travelers are free to explore Iceland and enjoy their trip.

It is worth noting that these requirements may change based on the current COVID-19 situation. Therefore, it is crucial to regularly check the official websites of the Icelandic government, the Canadian government, and the airline you will be traveling with for any updates or additional requirements.

It is also essential to have travel insurance that covers COVID-19-related expenses, such as medical treatment or quarantine costs. This will give you peace of mind knowing that you are protected in case of any unforeseen circumstances during your trip.

Once you have met all the entry requirements and arrived in Iceland, it is crucial to follow the local guidelines and regulations to ensure the safety of yourself and others. This may include wearing masks in certain situations, practicing good hand hygiene, and maintaining social distancing.

In conclusion, Canadians planning to travel to Iceland must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure. Upon arrival, a COVID-19 test will be conducted at the airport, and travelers must pre-register and pre-pay for the test. Regularly check the official websites for any updates and ensure you have appropriate travel insurance. By following these guidelines, Canadians can enjoy their visit to Iceland while prioritizing the health and safety of everyone involved.

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Yes, there are mandatory quarantine requirements for Canadian travelers upon arrival in Iceland. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Icelandic government has implemented strict measures to prevent the spread of the virus. These measures include mandatory quarantine for all travelers entering the country, including Canadians.

Upon arrival in Iceland, Canadian travelers are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine period. This means that they must stay at a designated quarantine facility or their accommodation for the duration of the quarantine period. During this time, travelers are not allowed to leave their place of quarantine, except for specific reasons such as medical emergencies or essential supplies.

The quarantine requirements apply to all travelers, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have recently tested negative for the virus. This is because the Icelandic government considers quarantine as an additional layer of protection to prevent the potential transmission of the virus from incoming travelers.

It is important for Canadian travelers to be prepared for the quarantine period in Iceland. This includes ensuring that they have enough essential supplies, such as food and medication, to last for the duration of the quarantine. It is also advisable to have a plan in place for remote work or online learning, as quarantine restrictions may prevent travelers from leaving their place of quarantine for work or educational purposes.

The Icelandic government takes the enforcement of quarantine requirements seriously. Violations of quarantine regulations can result in fines or even imprisonment. Travelers are expected to comply with the quarantine requirements as a responsible measure to protect public health and safety.

It is worth noting that the quarantine requirements may change over time as the situation with COVID-19 evolves. It is always recommended for Canadian travelers to check the latest travel advisories and guidelines from the Icelandic government or their local embassy or consulate before planning their trip to Iceland.

In conclusion, Canadian travelers entering Iceland are subject to mandatory quarantine requirements. These requirements include a 14-day quarantine period at a designated facility or accommodation. It is important for travelers to be prepared and comply with the quarantine regulations to protect public health and safety. Remember to check the latest travel advisories and guidelines before traveling to Iceland.

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Canadian travelers who are planning to visit Iceland might be wondering about the specific documents or forms that they need to provide when entering the country. In order to make the process smoother and hassle-free, it is important to be well-prepared and informed about the necessary requirements.

First and foremost, Canadian travelers are required to have a valid passport that is valid for at least three months beyond the intended period of stay in Iceland. This is a standard requirement for most countries and is crucial for international travel. It is advisable to check the expiration date of your passport well in advance and renew it if necessary.

Additionally, Canadian travelers are also required to have a visa or a valid residence permit if they plan to stay in Iceland for more than 90 days. However, if the intended stay is for tourism, it is important to note that Canadian citizens do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days within a 180-day period. This means that Canadians can enter Iceland without a visa but must ensure that their stay does not exceed the permitted duration.

Furthermore, it is recommended to have proof of accommodation booked in Iceland during the duration of the stay. This can be in the form of a hotel reservation or a letter of invitation from a friend or family member residing in Iceland. Having proof of accommodation is essential as it provides evidence of a planned and legitimate stay in the country.

In terms of financial requirements, it is advised to have sufficient funds to cover the cost of your stay in Iceland. While there is no fixed amount mentioned, it is recommended to have enough money to cover accommodation, transportation, meals, and other expenses. This can be in the form of cash, traveler's checks, or a credit card with a sufficient limit.

It is also important to note that Canadian travelers are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result upon their arrival in Iceland. The test must be taken no more than 72 hours before departure. It is advisable to check the specific testing requirements and guidelines provided by the Icelandic authorities before traveling. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in denied entry or mandatory quarantine.

In conclusion, Canadian travelers visiting Iceland should ensure they have a valid passport, proof of accommodation, sufficient funds, and a negative COVID-19 test result. By being well-prepared and informed about the necessary documents and requirements, Canadian travelers can enjoy a smooth and enjoyable visit to Iceland.

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Canada and Iceland are both beautiful places to visit and explore. If you are considering a trip from Canada to Iceland, you may be wondering if there are any direct flights available. In this article, we will discuss the current status of direct flights between these two countries.

As of now, there are direct flights available from Canada to Iceland. However, it is important to note that the availability and frequency of these flights may vary based on the time of year and the airline you choose. It is always a good idea to check with the airline directly or use a flight search engine to get the most up-to-date information.

Several airlines offer direct flights between Canada and Iceland, including Air Canada, Icelandair, and WOW air. These airlines provide convenient options for travelers to fly directly to Iceland from cities such as Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

For example, Air Canada operates direct flights from Toronto to Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland. The flight duration is approximately six and a half hours, making it a relatively quick and straightforward journey. Icelandair also offers direct flights from various Canadian cities, such as Toronto, Montreal, and Edmonton.

It is worth noting that some flights may have layovers or stops in other cities before reaching the final destination in Iceland. Therefore, it is important to carefully review the flight itinerary and understand any potential layovers before booking your tickets.

If you prefer the convenience of a direct flight, it is recommended to book your tickets well in advance. Direct flights tend to be popular, especially during peak travel seasons, and availability may be limited if you wait too long to make your reservation.

Additionally, it is important to consider any current travel restrictions or requirements due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Before booking your flight, make sure to check the latest travel advisories and guidelines from the Canadian and Icelandic authorities. These may include requirements for COVID-19 testing, vaccination, or quarantine upon arrival.

In conclusion, there are direct flights available from Canada to Iceland. However, the availability and frequency of these flights may vary, so it is best to check with the airlines directly for the most up-to-date information. Remember to consider any travel restrictions or requirements and plan your trip accordingly. Whether you are traveling for leisure or business, a direct flight can make your journey to Iceland more convenient and enjoyable.

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With the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Canada, many travelers are wondering if being fully vaccinated against the virus will exempt them from certain rules or allow them special privileges when traveling. While being fully vaccinated does offer some benefits, it is important to understand the current rules and regulations in place for Canadian travelers.

Firstly, it is important to note that being fully vaccinated does not exempt travelers from following the entry requirements of their destination country. Each country has its own set of rules and regulations in place for incoming travelers, and being vaccinated may or may not be a requirement. It is essential to check the specific entry requirements of your destination country before traveling.

That being said, there are some exemptions and special rules in place for fully vaccinated Canadian travelers. As of July 5, 2021, fully vaccinated Canadian citizens and permanent residents are exempt from the 14-day mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Canada. This exemption applies to individuals who have received a full series of a Health Canada-approved vaccine at least 14 days prior to entering Canada.

In addition to the exemption from mandatory quarantine, fully vaccinated travelers may also be exempt from certain COVID-19 testing requirements. As of July 5, 2021, fully vaccinated Canadian citizens and permanent residents who meet certain criteria are exempt from the pre-entry testing requirement. However, it is important to note that travelers may still be subject to testing upon arrival in Canada.

It is important to keep in mind that these exemptions and special rules are subject to change, as the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve. It is essential to stay updated on the latest travel advisories and regulations before planning any trips.

While being fully vaccinated does offer some exemptions and special rules, it does not guarantee unrestricted travel. It is still important to follow all the necessary precautions, such as wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and regularly washing hands, regardless of vaccination status.

In conclusion, fully vaccinated Canadian travelers may be exempt from the 14-day mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Canada, as well as certain COVID-19 testing requirements. However, it is crucial to check the specific entry requirements of your destination country and stay updated on the latest travel advisories and regulations. Additionally, it is important to continue following all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of yourself and others while traveling.

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Yes, there are travel restrictions in place for Canadians traveling to Iceland. As of now, only essential travel is permitted, such as for work or study purposes. Leisure or tourist travel is not allowed at the moment.

Yes, Canadians who are fully vaccinated can enter Iceland. However, they will still need to adhere to certain requirements, such as providing proof of vaccination, taking a COVID-19 test upon arrival, and completing a pre-registration form before traveling.

No, fully vaccinated Canadians do not need to self-isolate upon arrival in Iceland. However, they will still need to follow any local health guidelines, such as wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

Yes, there are specific requirements for Canadians traveling to Iceland. In addition to being fully vaccinated, they will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before departure. They will also need to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Iceland, and another test 5-6 days later. It is important to check the latest travel advisories and requirements before planning a trip to Iceland.

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Before you pack your bags for Aruba's sunny shores, Iceland's volcanic landscapes, or France's historic boulevards, you might want to glance at Canada's latest travel advisories .

They've spotlighted these destinations, and more, with concerns ranging from health risks like dengue to like volcanic eruptions , not to mention heightened security measures ahead of the Paris Olympics .

Knowing what to expect and how to prepare can make all the difference. Here are some summer getaways that might require more preparation than you thought:

Aruba, Bonaire & Curaçao

Colourful buildings on the waterfront of Bonaire.

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Risk Level: Take normal safety precautions.

Why: Like many tropical and sub-tropical destinations, the islands are experiencing an increase in dengue cases, a disease spread by infected mosquitoes. The risk of dengue varies with the season, often peaking during rainy seasons, and can differ across regions within a country and by elevation. Symptoms, appearing four to seven days after a mosquito bite, range from flu-like conditions to severe cases that may lead to internal bleeding and organ failure. Travellers are advised to consult health professionals before their trip, take preventative measures against mosquito bites at all times, and monitor their health for symptoms during and after their visit.

More at travel.gc.ca

Hualien City at night.

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Risk Level: Take normal security precautions

Why: A 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit off the eastern coast near Hualien City on April 2, raising the possibility of aftershocks. Travellers in the area are advised to listen to local authorities, including possible evacuation orders. Taiwan's monsoon season, lasting from May to June, and the typhoon season from May to November, also exacerbate risks for travellers with potential flooding and severe storms. The weather events can disrupt travel, damage infrastructure, and impact the provision of essential services. Travellers are advised to remain flexible with their plans, monitor regional weather forecasts, and follow local authority directives to ensure safety.

Someone runs by the Paris Olympic countdown clock in front of the Eiffel Tower.

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Risk Level: Exercise a high degree of caution

Why: France raised its security level to "attack emergency" on March 24, following an Islamic State-claimed terrorist attack in Moscow. The highest Vigipirate plan level means increased security and police presence nationwide, especially at borders and public places. The change is meant to enhance public and infrastructure safety. The upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris will see heightened security, major traffic disruptions, and large crowds, starting with public events on May 8 leading up to the Games. Visitors should stay informed through local media and follow the instruction of local authorities.

Bathers in the Blue Lagoon on the Reykjanes Peninsula of Iceland.

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Why: A volcanic eruption began on the Reykjanes Peninsula on March 16, leading to evacuations, including the town of Grindavík and the Blue Lagoon. The eruption is still active and poses threats with dangerous lava flows and potential for further eruptions without warning. Authorities have closed nearby roads to prevent access to the site. Volcanic gas clouds are expected to drift across southern Iceland, risking air quality and posing health dangers, especially for those with respiratory issues. While Keflavik International Airport remains operational, individuals in Iceland are advised to stay away from affected areas, heed local advisories, and monitor air quality.

The Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago, Chile.

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Why: Chile faces ongoing demonstrations and an uptick in civil unrest. Major cities like Santiago, Calama, San Pedro de Atacama, Pucon, Iquique, Valparaíso, and Viña del Mar have also been highlighted as hotspots for petty crime. Pickpocketing, purse snatching, and thefts from vehicles frequently occur in tourist areas, public transport hubs, and locations popular among visitors, including hotel lobbies and restaurants. Criminals often use distraction techniques, like spilling substances on victims to puncturing rental car tires, working in pairs or groups to rob unsuspecting victims.

Armed assaults and robberies are also a concern in Cerro Alegre, Valparaíso and several neighbourhoods in Santiago. In the Araucanía and Biobío regions, politically motivated violence has led to protests, barricades, looting, arson attacks, and shootings, further compounding the risks for travellers.

The Deputy Darcy Castelo de Mendonça Bridge, known as "Third Bridge," in Espirito Santo is the second tallest in Brazil.

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Why: Severe flooding struck southeastern Brazil on March 23, due to heavy rains and strong winds, causing casualties and extensive property and infrastructure damage, especially in Sao Paulo, Espirito Santo, and Rio de Janeiro. The disaster has triggered landslides, damaged buildings, and disrupted essential services such as transportation, power, fuel, water, food supplies, telecommunications, emergency response, and medical care. With more rain forecasted, authorities are conducting evacuations and urging those in affected areas to stay indoors, remain cautious, keep up with local news for updates, and obey any directives from local officials, including evacuation orders.

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Why: Tropical Cyclone Gamane hit northeast Madagascar on March 27, causing widespread destruction. Diego-Suarez faced severe impacts, with Tamatave also expected to experience significant effects. The cyclone has led to heavy rainfall, violent winds, flooding, and damage to buildings. Essential services, including transportation, power, water, food supplies, telecommunications, emergency, and medical care, are facing significant disruptions.

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Why: Indonesia experienced a 6.4 magnitude earthquake near Bawean Island in the Java Sea on March 22, 2024, causing infrastructure damage and casualties. The quake may lead to transportation challenges and disrupt access to essential services, with the potential for aftershocks. Moreover, the country faces ongoing political and social tensions, alongside a persistent terrorism threat. Specifically, non-essential travel to Indonesian Papua is advised against due to regular violent incidents, threats against foreigners, and kidnapping risks by militant groups, underlining the region's continued political unrest and safety risks. Travelers in or near affected areas should stay informed through local media, heed local authority advice, and reassess travel plans to Indonesian Papua.

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Risk Level: Take normal safety precautions with regional risks.

Why: Buenos Aires sees frequent petty crimes and muggings, especially in tourist-heavy areas like Congreso, Constitución, and around landmarks like Florida Street, Plaza de Mayo, and the Recoleta Cemetery. Rosario has experienced a rise in homicides, primarily due to drug-related organized crime. Specific advice for La Boca includes staying on Caminito Street to avoid violent thefts, which are common in adjacent areas, and to steer clear of the neighbourhood after dark.

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Canada Has Issued Travel Advisories For These 7 Holiday Hot Spots & It Could Affect Your Trip

P lanning some winter travel? Before you get going, you'll want to take note of recent travel advisories issued by the Government of Canada.

Canada has issued travel advisories for several popular holiday spots, with updates and warnings that could affect your trip.

The safety guidance warns travellers to exercise caution in certain countries due to risks like crime and the threat of terrorism, and even advises avoiding some regions altogether.

Here are seven Canada travel advisories for popular vacation spots you should know about before heading out.

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Machu Picchu, Peru.

Details: Travellers to Peru should exercise a high degree of caution in the country due to high levels of crime, as well as "social conflicts and strikes that may occur across the country."

The Canadian government has also issued regional advisories warning residents to avoid non-essential travel to several provinces in the country due to instances of domestic terrorism, drug trafficking, robberies, kidnappings and extortion, including in Huallaga and Tocache provinces in the department of San Martín, the Upper Huallaga and Ene river valleys in the departments of Huánuco and San Martín and the Padre Abad province in the department of Ucayali.

In addition to this, Canadians should also avoid non-essential travel to areas within 20 kilometres of the border with Colombia due to drug trafficking and occasional incursions by armed guerrilla forces from Colombia into Peru.

The Canadian government says that Peru periodically declares a state of emergency in certain areas to allow the military to assist police forces in responding to situations like natural disasters and security incidents.

In September, the Peruvian government declared a state of emergency in three districts of the capital due to a spike in crime to allow the military to help enforce security, Reuters reported .

When a state of emergency is in effect, security forces have increased rights to restrict freedom of movement, monitor correspondence, conduct search and seizures and detain persons of interest.

More at travel.gc.ca

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The flag of Jamaica.

Details: Jamaica is a popular tourist holiday spot, especially in winter. If you're thinking of travelling to the country, the Government of Canada advises exercising a high degree of caution, particularly in some areas frequented by tourists.

"Violent crime, including armed robbery and murder, is a problem in large cities and tourist areas, including parts of Kingston and Montego Bay, despite the presence of police to counter criminal activity," says the government.

The government has listed several neighbourhoods in tourist cities that have "a significant gang population and high incidences of violent crime," including Jones Town, Tower Hill and West Kingston in the Greater Kingston Area, and Canterbury, Hart Street and St. Clavers Avenue in Montego Bay.

Those who decide to travel to these areas are advised to maintain a high level of personal security awareness at all times, avoid visiting or travelling at night, follow the advice of local authorities, avoid walking alone, and avoid visiting isolated areas.

The government also warns that Jamaican authorities periodically declare a state of emergency in various parishes to fight against gang-related crime. When this is in effect, security forces have increased rights to conduct searches, seizures, and detain persons of interest.

If you're travelling in an area where a state of emergency is in effect, you should be aware that you may be subject to searches by security forces, be prepared to cooperate with military and police officers, carry valid ID at all times and allow for extra time to reach your destination.

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Reykjavik, Iceland.

Details: While travellers to Iceland are advised to "take normal security precautions," the Government of Canada has updated its advisory for the Nordic country to include warnings of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

"Since late October 2023, the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwest Iceland has experienced an increase in volcanic and seismic activity," says the government.

The notice says that the number and frequency of earthquakes in the region could be a sign of a potential volcanic eruption.

On November 10, 2023, the Almannavarnir, Iceland's civil defence unit, declared a state of emergency for the region, including the Blue Lagoon, and issued an evacuation order for the town of Grindavík.

According to the Almannavarnir , the probability of a sudden eruption within the town limits of Grindavík has been decreasing every day and is now considered "small," though it is still possible in the surrounding area.

"If an eruption occurs, it could create dangerous lava flows in the immediate area. Clouds of volcanic gas could move towards Reykjavik in the following days, which could bring potentially dangerous pollution levels," says the travel advice.

Those travelling to Iceland are advised to avoid areas close to mountains and steep slopes on the Reykjanes peninsula due to the danger of falling rocks and landslides, monitor local media for updates and follow the advice of local authorities, including any evacuation orders.

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A beach in Mexico.

Details: The Government of Canada continues to advise travellers to Mexico to exercise a high degree of caution in the country due to "high levels of criminal activity and kidnapping."

However, a recent update now warns Canadians to avoid all travel to the Mexican state of Guerrero. According to the Government of Canada, the warning, which has the highest risk level of Canada's travel advisories, means that Canadians "should not travel to this country, territory or region."

"Your personal safety and security are at great risk. If you are already there, you should think about leaving if it is safe to do so," says the government .

The state is home to the Mexican city of Acapulco, a popular vacation spot.

Canada's advisory warns travellers to avoid all travel to Guerrero State "due to the precarious security situation" following the damage caused by Hurricane Otis in October, with the threat of "armed violence, banditry, and looting in cities and on roads."

Travellers who are in Guerrero are advised to avoid travelling alone or after dark, exercise extreme vigilance, monitor local media for updates and follow the instructions of local authorities.

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Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain.

Details: Canadians are being warned that recent demonstrations in Spain have caused disruptions to services and transportation and have even led to violence.

"Since October 9, 2023, demonstrations in opposition to an amnesty agreement offered to leaders of the Catalonian independence movement have been taking place across the country, particularly in Madrid," says the Government of Canada.

The demonstrations have led to acts of vandalism, arson, and violent clashes between demonstrators and police, and in some instances, security forces have used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds.

Canadians travelling to Spain are being told to monitor local media for the most recent information, follow the instructions of local authorities, be prepared to modify travel plans in case of disturbances, and expect enhanced security measures and an increased police presence in the country.

The travel advisory also warns residents of common petty crime in Spain, with particular activity in Madrid and Barcelona, where there has been a significant increase in stolen passports during the last few years.

If you're heading to the country, keep your belongings safe by ensuring that your passport and other travel documents are secure at all times, carrying a photocopy or digital copy of your passport identification page, driver's licence, and travel papers, and not leaving luggage unattended at airport check-in or ticket counters.

Dominican Republic

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Details: The Government of Canada warns travellers to "exercise a high degree of caution" when visiting the Dominican Republic.

The government's travel advisory was recently updated with information on the border closure with Haiti. As of October 30, the Government of the Dominican Republic has reopened its air border with Haiti.

However, land and sea borders with Haiti remain closed to travellers, affecting travel routes for Canadians.

"Canadian citizens arriving from Haiti will only be able to enter the Dominican Republic by air. The Embassy of Canada in Santo Domingo cannot help you enter the Dominican Republic from Haiti by land or sea," says the advisory.

Canadians are warned that the security environment is "highly unpredictable" in the border areas between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, with "regular disturbances and incidents which can lead to violence."

Those who choose to travel near the border should exercise caution at all times, avoid travelling at night, monitor local media for updates, and follow the instructions of local authorities and security forces.

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Pyramids in Egypt.

Details: Canadians planning trips to Egypt are advised to exercise a high degree of caution in the country and even avoid all travel to certain regions due to the "unpredictable security situation and the threat of terrorism."

The government is warning residents to avoid all travel to the Governate of North Sinai due to terrorist activity and ongoing military operations by the Egyptian Armed Forces, as well as to avoid all travel to the area within 50 kilometres of the border with Libya and the Western Desert, including the oasis of Dakhla, due to smuggling, terrorist activities, the presence of armed groups and ongoing military operations.

In addition to this, travellers should avoid non-essential travel to the northern part of the Governorate of South Sinai, north of St. Catherine - Nuweiba Road, due to the threat of terrorism, with some local exceptions.

"On October 27, 2023, projectiles fell on Taba and Nuweiba, Egypt. The incidents have caused injuries and Egyptian security forces are investigating," says the travel advisory.

Those in the South Sinai Governorate, along the Gulf of Aqaba coast, including near the border with Israel, are advised to exercise caution and follow the instructions of local authorities, including air-raid sirens and evacuation orders.

The government also warns that tensions could escalate with little notice in Egypt "due to recent events in Israel, West Bank and the Gaza Strip," and that the security situation could "deteriorate suddenly."

"Monitor developments, remain vigilant and follow the instructions of local authorities," it says.

Before you get going, check out our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

Canada Has Issued Travel Advisories For These 7 Holiday Hot Spots & It Could Affect Your Trip

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Iceland Travel Advisory

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We advise caution when travelling to Iceland

Local situation: 2.8 / 5.

We advise caution when travelling to Iceland. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.8 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Iceland

There are currently no officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Iceland. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Iceland.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Iceland

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Iceland.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Iceland from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.8 out of 5.0 .

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This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/iceland

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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If you are planning international travel at this time, please read our COVID-19 related travel advice here, alongside our destination specific travel advice below.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/iceland

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Advisory issued by: United States

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Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in Iceland. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Iceland.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/iceland-travel-advisory.html

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Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Island är ett tryggt resmål. Naturen och de ombytliga väderförhållandena förutsätter uppmärksamhet.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/IS

Individual rating changes for Iceland

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Iceland. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2020

The total rating for Iceland changed from 3.3 to 3.8 . Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Iceland to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from September 18th 2020

The total rating for Iceland changed from 3.8 to 3.3 . Here are the influencing details:

The Irish government decreased their existing warning for Iceland to 1.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -3.0).

Changes from August 20th 2020

The total rating for Iceland changed from 3.7 to 3.8 . Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Iceland to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Iceland changed from 3.2 to 3.7 . Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Iceland to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from June 15th 2020

The total rating for Iceland changed from 3.3 to 3.2 . Here are the influencing details:

The Danish government decreased their existing warning for Iceland to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Iceland changed from 3.2 to 3.3 . Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Iceland with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Iceland changed from 2.4 to 3.2 . Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Iceland to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Iceland changed from 2.0 to 2.4 . Here are the influencing details:

The Australian government issued a new warning for Iceland with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Iceland changed from 1.8 to 2.0 . Here are the influencing details:

Changes from March 8th 2020

The total rating for Iceland changed from 1.5 to 1.8 . Here are the influencing details:

The Danish government increased their existing warning for Iceland to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 26th 2019

The total rating for Iceland changed from 0.0 to 1.5 . Here are the influencing details:

The Danish government issued a new warning for Iceland with a rating of 2.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Iceland changed from 0.0 to 0.0 . Here are the influencing details:

The United States government issued a new warning for Iceland with a rating of 1.0.

The Irish government issued a new warning for Iceland with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Iceland with a rating of 2.0.

About Iceland

Iceland with its capital Reykjavík is a country in Europe (Northern Europe), slightly smaller than Kentucky (103,000 km²). The country is located Northern Europe, island between the Greenland Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of the United Kingdom. The climate can be described as temperate; moderated by North Atlantic Current; mild, windy winters; damp, cool summers. The landscape is mostly plateau interspersed with mountain peaks, icefields; coast deeply indented by bays and fiords. With a population of about 0.3 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Environmental problems and natural hazzards.

These are problems Iceland is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • inadequate wastewater treatment
  • water pollution from fertilizer runoff

Natural hazzards

  • earthquakes and volcanic activity
  • Iceland, situated on top of a hotspot, experiences severe volcanic activity; Eyjafjallajokull (1,666 m) erupted in 2010, sending ash high into the atmosphere and seriously disrupting European air traffic; scientists continue to monitor nearby Katla (1,512

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Iceland. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

  • aluminum smelting
  • fish processing
  • geothermal power
  • medical/pharmaceutical products

Agriculture products

  • dairy products
  • green vegetables

Icelandic Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Iceland.

Export products

  • agricultural products
  • aluminum (38%)
  • ferro-silicon
  • fish products (42%)
  • medical products

Import products

  • petroleum products

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for iceland.

Iceland is currently rated at 2,8 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Iceland.

Is it safe to travel Iceland in 2024?

Visiting the country Iceland is usually fine. The score is at 2,8 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Iceland?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Iceland.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Iceland?

There are currently no officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Iceland. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Iceland.

What is the size of Iceland?

Iceland has a size of 103,000 km² or 39,769 mi² which is slightly smaller than Kentucky.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.

Travel safety map for Iceland.

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2020-03-10: Integrated data from European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (COVID-19/ SARS-CoV-2/ Coronavirus).

2019-09-01: Added timeline charts for risk level and number of advisories.

2019-07-29: Added two more sources (Finland and Denmark). Affects country ratings.

2019-07-15: South-Sudan was missing and was added today.

2019-05-18: Performance improvements for API users.

2019-03-23: Introduced professional API with more data.

2019-02-13: Added three more sources (Cyprus, Ireland and Malta). Affects country ratings.

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