The organizers behind Vestnorden, NATA has announced that Vestnorden Travel Mart, focusing on Greenland, Faroe Islands and Iceland 2020, which was going to take place in Reykjanes in Iceland October 6-8, will be postponed to next year. This decision is based on the latest development of COVD-19 and uncertainty regarding travel and gathering restrictions in the coming weeks and months. We are sorry for the inconvenience that this brings to all relevant stakeholders and companies that have already signed up.
NATA will instead arrange an online Vestnorden webinar / b2b event October 7th – you will hear more about this later on.
The dates for Vestnorden next year in Iceland are October 5 – 7. By that time, The three tourism boards in Iceland, The Faroe Islands and Greenland will be looking forward to welcome you back.
On August 14, the Government of Iceland decided to impose a more comprehensive border-screening measures as of August 19. Iceland is open to passengers inside the Schengen Area but all arriving passengers must choose between a 14-day quarantine or a double testing procedure along with a quarantine for 4-5 days. The double border-screening procedure requires all passengers arriving in Iceland to undergo two PCR-tests: one upon arrival and another 4-5 days later to minimize the risk of a false negative causing infection to spread in the community. During this period, all arriving passengers must stay in quarantine in case of a possible infection. Passengers are charged ISK 9.000 for a single test at pre-registration but ISK 11.000 if paid on arrival. The second test is free of charge. This process was designed to prioritise safety, but also to work for visitors and Icelanders, based on Chief Epidemiologist’s medical and scientific guidance.