Iceland to Open Borders to All Vaccinated Travellers
Iceland’s Justice Minister just announced that the country will open its borders to travellers from outside Europe who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. According to current regulations, Iceland’s borders are closed to all travellers outside the Schengen Area, EEA, EFTA, and EU, regardless of their vaccination status. Justice Minister Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir stated the change would take effect this week.
The British Virgin Islands Is Easing Restrictions for Vaccinated Travelers
Another Caribbean destination has announced eased restrictions for vaccinated travelers: the British Virgin Islands. Beginning May 15, the British Virgin Islands will be reducing its quarantine period for fully vaccinated travelers. Fully vaccinated travelers will have to take a test upon arrival; once they get a negative test result (typically within 24 hours), they’ll be free to roam the BVI — and can forego the four-day quarantine for non-vaccinated travelers.
Watch: First tourists land in Dubai to a warm welcome by airport staff
Tourists from around the world stepped foot in the UAE for the first time in nearly four months on Tuesday. The first batch of commercial flights carrying overseas holidaymakers landed on the tarmac at Dubai International Airport shortly after midnight. Passengers arrived from a number of destinations including