Icelandair returns to Portland

Icelandair has made this announcement:

Icelandair has announced the long awaited return to Portland, Oregon with seasonal flights scheduled on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Portland International Airport starting on July 2, 2021. Nonstop service to Iceland will operate through October 31, 2021 with convenient connections to the hottest destinations in Europe. Flights and schedules are subject to COVID/border regulation and inflow development.

This news comes alongside the announcement that all passengers who can verify full vaccination against COVID-19 will be allowed to travel to Iceland without being subject to additional border measures, such as testing and quarantine. Icelandic customs authorities will accept vaccination certificates from Schengen countries or the World Health Organization’s “yellow card,” as well as, confirmation from travelers who can produce antibody tests showing prior infection.

This development makes Iceland one of the first European nations to open its borders beyond the Schengen area, which covers 26 countries, including Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

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