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Iceland wants to restart tourism-for the well-off

Buildings stand on the edge of Lake Tjornin in Reykjavik, Iceland, on July 20, 2020. Foto: Bloomberg/Sigga Ella

A new escape route has emerged for anyone looking to circumvent second-wave lockdowns. Earlier this month, Iceland quietly rolled out changes to its remote-work visa program for citizens beyond the European Schengen Area. Americans-and any foreign national not required to have a visa to enter Iceland-will be allowed to stay in the Land of Fire and Ice for six uninterrupted months, even while the country's international borders remain largely shut.

But there's some fine print: You have to be gainfully employed elsewhere, and earn nearly six figures...

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