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Iceland coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Iceland. Iceland is Major restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Iceland. Iceland is part of Europe with main city at Reykjavík. Its Developed country with a population of 334K people. The main currency is Iceland Krona. The languages spoken are Icelandic.
👍 Developed   👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 334K people
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🚨 Travel Advice for Iceland

Major restrictions

for travel
International travel to Iceland is permitted for vaccinated travelers. There are exceptions for non-vaccinated citizens and those traveling for 'essential reasons'.
It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Exceptional travel

Exemptions to the border closure are in place for essential reasons, including travel for studies and business that cannot be conducted remotely. Travel for tourism is not permitted unless fully vaccinated or recently recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days.
A full list of exemptions can be found at https://www.logreglan.is/english/regarding-travel-restrictions-to-iceland-as-a-result-of-covid-19/

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter without being a resident or having an essential reason. Travelers who present a valid international vaccination certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, do not require an essential reason to travel and are exempt from testing on arrival and quarantine requirements.
Vaccinated travelers must still provide a negative PCR or rapid antigen test, taken within 72 hours of departure. Vaccinated residents can alternatively book a test within 48 hours after arrival by contacting a primary health care center or booking an appointment at https://www.heilsuvera.is/
All vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency or by the World Health Organization are accepted. Full details on accepted vaccines and required documentation can be found at https://www.covid.is/sub-categories/certificates

Digital COVID Certificate

Travelers may provide their EU Digital Certificate in paper or digital format as proof of vaccination, negative test result, or previous recovery. Health documents provided this way will not require further verification on arrival.
Full details on the EU Digital Certificate, including how EU residents can access their certificate, can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificateen

Quarantine required

A COVID-19 test will be administered on arrival, travelers are required to self-quarantine for 5 days and will be tested again at the end of this period. If the chosen accommodation does not meet certain conditions, travelers will instead be quarantined at a designated facility. Further information can be found at https://www.covid.is/sub-categories/risk-areas
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements. Travelers and may provide proof of a positive PCR test, taken at least 14 days before departure and not more than 180 days, on departure.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing requirements and may provide proof of a positive PCR test, taken at least 14 days before departure and not more than 180 days, on departure.

Additional documents required

A pre-registration form must be completed prior to departure and travelers are recommended to download the 'Rakning C-19' mobile app. - Pre-registration form
For more details Directorate of Health and The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management

Government measures

Across Iceland, restrictions are gradually lifting and most establishments have reopened. Events and gatherings are limited to a maximum of 500 people with all attendees requiring proof of a negative antigen or PCR test, taken within 48 hours, or full vaccination against COVID-19. Information related to the COVID-19 response in Iceland can be found at https://www.covid.is/categories/effective-restrictions-on-gatherings

Use of masks

Face masks are required in enclosed environments and in close-contact services.

Public transport

Public transport is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open until 11 pm with social distancing rules in place. Customers are required to provide their personal details for contact tracing purposes.

Bars

Bars are open until 11 pm with social distancing rules in place. Customers are required to provide their personal details for contact tracing purposes.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs are open until 11 pm with social distancing rules in place. Customers are required to provide their personal details for contact tracing purposes.

Shops

Shops and services are open at reduced capacity with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in the departure country, or other selected countries, are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a PCR test to be administered on or before day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form. Travelers testing positive on the PCR test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

Quarantine required

Unvaccinated travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-quarantine early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for a further 10 days.
Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england#test-providers-and-type-of-test

Testing on arrival

Unvaccinated travelers are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during the self-quaratine, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'. This booked test must be a PCR test and administered after arrival, on or before day 2. Self-isolation is required until a negative test result is confirmed.
Proof of booking is a mandatory requirement for travelers, regardless of the duration of their stay, but the tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in the United Kingdom on the test dates.
Tests can be booked directly at https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/ or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at https://www.gov.uk/find-travel-test-provider

Travel restriction details for Iceland

🚫 Destination Quarantine required
🛬 Return Quarantine required
🏖️ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Fully Open
🛍️ Open shopping
🚌 Operational transport
📅 events Partially Allowed

🔒 Lockdown Details for Iceland

Regulation on restrictions on gatherings due the pandemic shall apply as of 28 August and remain in force up to and including 17 September 2021.
‍The regulation does not apply to international airports or ports, or to aircraft and ships operating internationally and fishing vessels. Neither does the regulation apply to healthcare institutions, nursing homes and other comparable institutions. These institutions shall set special rules on infection prevention measures.
Limits to the number of people and social distancing do not apply to children born 2016 or later.
For detailed information click here https://www.covid.is/categories/effective-restrictions-on-gatherings
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🛡️ Travel safety for Iceland

Exercise a high degree of caution

Iceland's borders are only open to travellers from EU/EEA and Schengen states, as well as certain approved countries, including Australia. If you're travelling to Iceland you're required to fill out a pre-registration form prior to arrival. You must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) taken no more than 72 hours before boarding an aircraft to Iceland, regardless of whether you're vaccinated. Iceland is accepting vaccination certificates issued by other EU member states under the EU Digital Certificate Scheme. You don't need to be tested on arrival if you're fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 infection. If you're not vaccinated or don't have proof that you have previously been infected with COVID-19, you must take two COVID-19 (PCR) tests, separated by five days quarantine until the results of the second test are known. Children born in 2005 or later are exempt from testing requirements prior to and upon arrival in Iceland. Transit passengers who don't leave the terminal facilities are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Iceland due to impacts of COVID-19.
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