Volcanic eruption in the Grindavik/Blue Lagoon region
Information for travellers currently in Iceland / wishing to visit Iceland in the near future:
For travellers currently in Iceland:
- Follow the instructions of the local authorities and stay in contact with the tour operator. More informations available on the webiste of the national broadcast RUV.
- Keep in touch with family and friends.
- Those wishing to interrupt their trip should contact their tour operator. For those travelling individually, it is best to discuss possible changes to their itinerary and the measures to be taken with their travel insurance company beforehand.
Travellers who are still in Switzerland:
- Check with your tour operator to find out whether the trip can go ahead as planned.
- Those who have not booked through a travel agent: get an idea from the international and local media or find out from tourist offices or hotels on site.
- Check the information available on Travel Advice of FDFA.
Further information :
- The FDFA cannot forecast possible earthquakes or volcanic eruptions - even specialists cannot make reliable earthquake forecasts (see e.g. www.seismo.ethz.ch).
- The FDFA's Travel Report for Iceland is up to date and already mentions these natural risks. An update is not currently planned.
- The Travel Reports are a general assessment of the security situation. It only mentions by name places/regions where particular risks exist. For other destinations, the general advice valid for the whole country applies.
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