Stricter border measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19

As of Friday February 19th 2021 stricter border measures will be adopted in Iceland.

Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir states that the suggestions of Chief Epidemiologists Þórólfur Guðnason to this effect have been approved. The new rules will be in effect through April 30.

Everyone arriving in Iceland will be required to present a certificate, showing negative results of a PCR test, taken within 72 hours of departure. Such a certificate will have to be presented before departure to Iceland and upon arrival. In addition, every arriving passenger must be tested for the corona virus upon arrival in the country and again four to five days later. You can read more about PCR test here.

Those who test positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Iceland will be required to stay at a quarantine facility if no other adequate accommodation in isolation is available. If an individual tests positive and has a variant of the virus known to be more contagious or known to cause a more serious illness than do other variants, then he or she will without exception be required to stay at a quarantine facility.

Only 9 positive tests have been found in Iceland since February 1st. But more positive test have been found on the border. Setting stricter rules at the border will help us to prevent importing the corona virus.

Traveling is on hold in most parts of the world. Vaccination has been started in many countries and we hope to be abel to open up our borders later this year.

The Icelandic nature awaits you and will be even more beautiful when you arrive after Covid-19

For more detailed information, see here.

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