But we are doing it very carefully. Everyone visiting Iceland or coming home from an abroad needs to go to quarantine for 14 days.
Take a test
You can skip the quarantine if you accept taking a test for the Corona virus and the result is negative.
You will also be asked to fill out a form with your personal information and your travel plan. You will also be asked to download our raking app and activate it. The information in the app will only be used if your test is positive or if you get ill at a later time.
You need to go to your first destination after the test has been taken and wait for the result. A test result will be available within 24 hours.
If you need to go to quarantine the authorities will follow op on that you do so.
We will not accept a clean bill of health
In our first plan we were talking about accepting a clean bill of health from your doctor but because there is no international certification available we will not accept any certificate or a clean bill of health from you doctor.
At first the test will be carried out free of charge but on July 1st it will cost IKR 15000 ($ 114, EURO 100). We estimate we can carry out 200 test every day. That is probably enough because there are so few travelers at first.
Many other countries are taking their first steps opening up their boarders and almost every country has its own rules in place and its own timetable. Everyone is careful and that is understandable.
These careful steps will benefit all. Our visitor and our self. Now is the opportunity to visit Iceland as we enjoy it most. Few people, lot of space for everyone and you can enjoy our natural pearls almost alone.
We are learning by doing so we will reconsider our plans every three weeks. If visitor from certain countries show no sign of the Corona virus we will excuse them from testing.
According to Isavia, our aviation control company in Iceland, 8 airlines have announced they will start flying to Iceland soon.
This maybe not be good news if your travel plan to Iceland is in the nearest feature, but if it is further away this might be good news for you.
hope this information is useful for you and as always I would love to hear from you. So please leave a comment or a question below and I will get right back to you.
Þórhallur / Thorhallur
Founder of FactsAboutIceland.com