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Dig Out Your Passport, Iceland Is Officially Open For Holidays Again

By Morgan Reardon
15th May 2020

a person stands in front of the stunning Skógafoss, Iceland at night.

If you, like us, have spent hours scrolling through old holiday pics wondering when you’ll have your next big adventure, then listen up we have big—scratch that—huge news for you. 

Coming out of Europe this morning is the green light we’ve all been waiting for, the first country has set a date to reopen their borders and they’re actively encouraging travellers to come for a visit. 

Dreamy Iceland, home to jaw-dropping natural beauty and bucket list experiences is officially reopening its borders on 15 June. 

To ensure the health of visitors and Iceland’s people, travellers will be given a free COVID-19 test upon arrival at the airport and if you’re negative, you’re free to explore the stunning Nordic nation. 

Iceland, which has a population of just over 350,000, had just 1,803 cases of coronavirus so the threat there has been relatively low.

If you’re not familiar with Iceland, we suggest watching a couple of eps of Game Of Thrones and you’ll start to understand why people are so obsessed with visiting it. Think long black sandy beaches, enormous glaciers, secret geothermal pools and National Parks full of geysers and waterfalls. Sold? We thought so.

To get your holiday planning started. Check out this ultimate first timers guide to Iceland and how you can 4WD across the country like a boss.

Fire up the group chat, it’s time to tick another stunner off the travel bucket list. 

Image Credit: Jonatan Pie

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