Border measures - amended requirements for quarantine from 9th of April due to COVID-19 - 13.4.2021

Clearer requirements are made for home quarantine, regarding housing and rules of conduct. Those who are unable to stay in a home quarantine that fulfills the requirements will need to stay at a quarantine facility. However, no fee shall be collected for the stay. This is among the stipulations of a new regulation issued by the Minister of Health that entered into force on the 9th of April and is based on recommendations from the Chief Epidemiologist. 

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Air traffic and the volcano in Geldingadalur - 26.3.2021

There is a high demand for viewing the eruption at Reykjanes from the air. For safety reasons, a maximum number of aircraft has temporarily been defined for BIR2 (Vestursvaedi). The maximum at any one time is eight aircraft and is based on the best VFR conditions. See valid NOTAM. Attention is drawn to the fact that the maximum applies to the entire BIR2 - not the immediate vicinity of the volcano. When flying in the immediate vicinity of the volcano, pilots must ensure that the number of aircraft is such that flight safety can be ensured.

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Regulation exempting vaccinated non-Schengen travelers from travel restrictions to come into force on 6 April - 26.3.2021

The Minister of Justice of Iceland has decided that the previously announced decision to exempt from travel restrictions those who can provide proof of vaccination or prior infection will take effect on 6 April. The change in regulation will allow travelers from non-Schengen countries, who meet the criteria, to travel to Iceland for non-essential reasons.

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Change of service due to COVID-19 - 25.3.2021

Due to stricter rules regarding the COVID-19 epidemic, the general reception of the Icelandic Transport Authority at Ármúli 2 is closed from Thursday 25 March 2021.

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Stricter COVID-19 measures at the Icelandic border from 1 April - 24.3.2021

Iceland’s Minister of Health has decided to impose stricter border measures at the recommendation of the Chief Epidemiologist. Changes will take effect on 1 April and will affect children and those traveling from areas that are classified as dark red or grey by the ECDC (where the 14-day incidence rate exceeds 500 or insufficient data is available). 

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Safe flying! - 24.3.2021

The Icelandic Transport Authority stresses the importance of pilots showing extra care when flying around the volcanic eruption in the Reykjanes peninsula. The minimum height for VFR flights in rural areas is 500 feet. 

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Drone flying is prohibited over 120 meters - 20.3.2021

The Icelandic Transport Authority (ICETRA) draws attention to useful information on drone flights and rules that e.g. are intended to ensure the segregation of drones and other aircraft, including.

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Aviation and volcanic eruption - 19.3.2021

Due to a volcanic eruption on Reykjanes peninsula, there will be a need for the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management to conduct recurrent flights with experts and scientists to assess the situation. These flights will be given priority over other aircraft operations.

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2021 – The year of Security Culture - 12.3.2021

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has designated 2021 as the International Year of Security Culture. 

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Rules for drone flights - 5.3.2021

Due to possible volcanic eruptions in Reykjanes, great interest can be expected in drone flights, as well as other flights in the area. The Icelandic Transport Authority (ICETRA) draws attention to useful information on drone flights and rules that e.g. are intended to ensure the segregation of drones and other aircraft

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Due to a possible eruption in Reykjanes peninsula - 4.3.2021

When a volcanic eruption occurs in Iceland, pre-determined contingency plans and procedures are adhered to. In the event of an eruption in the Reykjanes peninsula, the following sequence of events takes place among others.

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The reception of ICETRA reopens - 24.2.2021

The general reception of the Icelandic Transport Authority will open on Thursday 25 February.

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New border measures will come into force in Iceland on February 19 - 17.2.2021

New border measures will come into force on February 19 which requires all arriving passengers in Iceland to present a negative PCR taken within 72 hours of their time of departure to Iceland. This is in addition to the current system of double screening, that also requires all arriving passengers to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test. 

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EASA declares Boeing 737 MAX safe to return to service in Europe - 27.1.2021

EASA has issued a press release, notifying its approval for the return to service of a modified version of the Boeing 737 MAX

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