Friday, 13 March 2020

Icelandair statement on Trump's ban on non-US citizens

The U.S. Government has issued travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak which will temporarily suspend travel for non-U.S. citizens, who have been physically present within the Schengen Area during a 14-day period preceding their entry, to the U.S. for 30 days effective from Saturday 14 March. The travel restrictions will significantly affect Icelandair’s flight schedule during the period and will lead to further capacity reductions than previously expected. Icelandair has around 490 trips scheduled to and from the US during the period. The financial effect of the travel restrictions and the COVID-19 outbreak for Icelandair Group are still uncertain but as previously announced the Company is analyzing possible scenarios and mitigating actions as the situation evolves.

When the travel restrictions become effective on Saturday, flights to New York (JFK and EWR), Chicago, Seattle and Washington D.C. will operate as scheduled but travel restrictions will apply for non-U.S passengers. During 14-16 March trips to Boston, Denver, Minneapolis and Orlando will be cancelled. Flights from Orlando and Denver to Iceland on Saturday 14 March will operate as scheduled. 

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