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Iceland Is Reopening To Tourists In June & There Are Flights Available From Canada

Each traveller can get a COVID-19 test when they arrive.
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Flights To Iceland Are Available In Canada As The Country Reopens To Tourists In June

Even though the pandemic is still going on, some travel is set to resume. Flights to Iceland are available from Canadian cities and the country is getting ready to reopen to tourists again in June. Though it's important to remember that Canada still has a global travel advisory in place.

The Nordic island nation has announced that it plans to start easing restrictions on international travel no later than June 15.

"When travellers return to Iceland we want to have all mechanisms in place to safeguard them and the progress made in controlling the pandemic," said Thordis Kolbrun Reykfjord Gylfadottir, Iceland's minister of tourism, industry and innovation, in a news release.

The country's COVID-19 strategy is large-scale testing, tracing and isolating.

Travellers coming into Iceland, like ones from Canada, will be given a choice between a two-week quarantine or a COVID-19 test upon their arrival.

Icelandair is an airline flying into and out of four Canadian cities.

So, people in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal can get flights to Reykjavik and Akureyri.

Since Canada currently has an active global travel advisory that warns against all non-essential travel, national airlines like Air Canada aren't doing international flights.

The government has warned that Canadians in other countries might have trouble accessing essentials services or face movement restrictions.

Iceland has kept its borders open during this pandemic to other European countries.

However, all international travellers have been mandated to quarantine when they arrive since April 24.

Canada has closed the border with the U.S. and asked everyone to avoid non-essential travel outside of the country until further notice.

While Canadian airlines have suspended flights into June, some carriers based abroad are already getting ready to take off this month.

Emirates will resume international flights to Toronto as of May 21.

Only passengers who comply with the eligibility and entry requirements of the country they land in will be allowed to board.

    Lisa Belmonte
    Trending Senior Staff Writer
    Lisa Belmonte is a Senior Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Trending Desk focused on government of Canada jobs and is based in Ontario.
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