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Travel & COVID in Scandinavia

Latest Update: October 15, 2020

The team at Discover Scandinavia Tours keeps working hard through these difficult times. We are also keeping a close eye on all the developments in Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. Here we will share those developments with you, in the most useful and condensed form possible. Our goal is to provide you with accurate information that you can use, not just generalities.

This page will be updated weekly or more frequently, on occasion, if need be.

Changes in the last 7 days

  • None

Border Closures, Quarantines and Other Restrictions

The following conditions address, specifically, tourists coming from the USA, Canada, The United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand (“non-essential travel). Conditions may be different IF:

  • You are a citizen or legal resident of one of the Scandinavian countries;
  • You have a travel need considered “essential.”

ICELAND

Visitors may choose one of the following options:

  • A COVID test upon arrival, followed by a 5-to-6-day quarantine after that and a second test at the end of the quarantine.
  • A 14-day quarantine.

Official source: Icelandic Directorate of Health

NORWAY

  • A mandatory 10-day quarantine applies to all visitors.

Official source: Norwegian Institute of Public Health

DENMARK

  • Visitors from the USA are not permitted into the country
  • Visitors from Canada, The United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand may enter the country without the need for tests or quarantine.

Official source: Danish Police

FINLAND

  • Visitors from the USA are not permitted into the country
  • Visitors from Canada, The United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand may enter the country without the need for tests or quarantine.

Official source: The Finnish Border Guard

SWEDEN

  • No visitors (from the list of countries discussed here) are permitted into the country.

Official source: Emergency Information from Swedish Authorities

Discover Scandinavia Tours – Current Operations

We are still going strong, getting ready to send our clients to Scandinavia. Specifically, we are:

  • Rescheduling vacation programs originally scheduled for September, October, and November of 2020.
  • Booking new vacations through the winter of 2022.

Discover Scandinavia Tours – New Cancellation & Rescheduling Policies

We have made our policies more flexible and accommodating than ever. If you want all the details, please refer to this LINK.

With many clients scheduled to travel in 2021 (including many clients who were originally traveling in 2020), a common question has been: “What if COVID is still impeding travel in 2021?

To address this particular question, we created exceptions to our policies. They are as follows:

The following scenarios will trigger exceptions to our standard terms & conditions for program postponement and cancellation:

  • The U.S. Department of State issues a Level 4: Do Not Travel Global Health Advisory, or the government in the client’s country of residence restricts all but essential travel;
  • The U.S. Department of State issues a Level 4: Do Not Travel due to COVID-19 for the destination the client is travelling to, or the government in the client’s country of residence issues a comparable advisory;
  • The destination the client is travelling to has entry restrictions in place that prohibit the client from travelling, such as closed borders or extended quarantine requirements;
  • International flights are cancelled without alternative routing available for client to use to reach the destination(s) in the itinerary;

If any of the scenarios described above is in place at NINETY (90) DAYS prior to a client’s departure, the client will be allowed to:

  1. Change their programs to a future date at no additional cost, OR
  2. Cancel their programs and receive a reimbursement of payments made to Discover Scandinavia Tours, minus the initial deposit of $1,000 USD per traveler. However, this sum will be used as a credit if the client choses to book a new program with Discover Scandinavia Tours at a future date.

Discover Scandinavia Tours – Payment Protocols

We have also eased our payment protocols, in order to increase your peace of mind. We understand that travelers cannot wait to explore the world again, but concerns exist. Our new protocols are, for ALL of our tours:

  • First payment: $1,000 USD per passenger, due at the time of BOOKING;
  • Balance: due 90 days prior to the start of your program.

Do you have other QUESTIONS?

Please do not hesitate: get in touch with us and we will be happy to address any questions you may have. We cannot wait to send you to Scandinavia!