We at Sensational World care about the safety of our guests and staff. Following Covid-19, we continuously adapt to ever changing situation following Covid-19 in order to ensure the safety of both our clients and staff members. We follow all the latest regulations and recommendations by the Icelandic Government.
The Icelandic government has been taking proactive steps from the beginning of the epidemic, partnering with the scientific community where decisions were led by experts and all necessary precautions taken to protect citizens and travelers. The widespread testing, extensive contact-tracing team, boarder control and readily available virus tests have been the foundation of Iceland’s good results in fighting against Covid-19.
Important factors to consider when choosing Iceland as your destination is that Iceland is a small and sparsely populated country with few inhabitants and widespread wilderness. This gives you the freedom of travel but avoid the crowds. Iceland is not considered to be a high-risk area in regards to Covid-19. You can find the latest Covid-19 case notification maps by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control here.
TRAVELING TO ICELAND
Icelandic borders are open but with restrictions. Please click here to find the detailed information on the travel restrictions applicable for travel to Iceland due to COVID-19.
You can also find clear information regarding any Covid-19 restrictions and rules at the Icelandic boarder on the official Covid-19 website in Iceland. The Directorate of Health and The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management are responsible for that website.
Following applies to all of our organized tours:
- Visitors are not allowed to participate in organized tours if they:
a. Are in quarantine or taking special precautions after border screening.
b. Are in isolation while waiting for results).
c. Have undergone quarantine for COVID-19 with less than 14 days from discharge.
d. Have flue like symptoms (cold, cough, fever, head ace, bone ace, fatigue,
abdominal pain, diarrhea etc.).
- The maximum number of people in each group will depend on the current restrictions in Iceland at the time of the tour.
- Please respect the social distancing rule, the distance depends on current restrictions in Iceland at the time of the tour.
- Interaction between different tour/tourist groups will be limited as much as possible.
- We encourage guests to bring their own hand sanitizer and use it. We will arrange hand sanitizers and masks upon request.
- We encourage our guests not to share personal equipment/food/drinks with others except your closest travel partner in the group.
On board the coaches the following applies:
- Masks must be worn if the 2-metre physical distancing rule cannot be kept.
- Children born in 2005 and later are exempted from wearing masks and physical distancing.
- COVID-19 guidelines and signs from the Directorate of Health should be visible at the entrance of the coach/bus (available both in Icelandic and English).
- Hand sanitizer should be available by the entrance and passengers should clean their hands when entering the coach/bus.
- Passengers should enter and exit the vehicle calmly and keep an appropriate distance from others.
- Passengers should respect physical distance when seated, as much as possible. People travelling together are allowed to sit together.
- If a bus/coach is being used to transport passengers in quarantine, the following applies:
a. Everyone must wear a face mask the entire trip.
b. Passengers should respect the 2-metre physical distancing rule. Passengers in close contact, e.g. families and travel companions from the same plane or the same ship can sit together as they did on board but then the vehicle must be specially marked for the group.
c. Respect 2-metre physical distance between the driver and the passengers e.g. by leaving the first row of seats empty.
d. The general rule is to enter from the back and passengers take care of their luggage, both loading and unloading.
e. It is important to ventilate the vehicle whenever possible, especially between trips.
f. The driver must clean the vehicle between journeys according to the instructions from the Directorate of Health.
All updated information, developments, and advice about Iceland and COVID-19 can be found at the designated COVID-19 website for Iceland, the Directorate of Health, the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management and the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration.
If you need advice on COVID-19 or a more in-depth information, then reach out to one or more of the options listed below:
- Medical consolation call centre open 24/7. Call 1700 from an Icelandic phone number or +354 544 4113 from any other phone.
- Medical clinics answer calls during office hours.
- Most medical clinics in Iceland provide walk-in services during the day. However, if you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms, please call in advance for instructions.
- If you are having a medical emergency, please call 112.