Some Easing of Restrictions at Icelandic Borders

Vala Hafstað

October 1, the following changes regarding COVID-19 restrictions at Icelandic borders will take effect, mbl.is reports:

Travelers with ties to Iceland, regardless of whether or not they are vaccinated, will no longer be required to present a certificate showing negative results of a COVID-19 test when they enter the country. Connecting passengers who do not leave the border crossing point will not be required to present such a certificate either.

As before, travelers with ties to Iceland will have to get a COVID-19 test after arriving in the country, with the exception of children born in 2005 or later.

The above changes will be in effect October 1 through November 6. The decision to change the rules was made by the minister of health in accordance with suggestions from the chief epidemiologist.

Travelers with ties to Iceland who are not vaccinated must quarantine for five days after being tested for COVID-19 and then get a PCR test after that.

Vaccinated travelers with no ties to Iceland must, as before, present a certificate, showing negative results of a COVID-19 test, taken no more than 72 hours prior, when they enter the country.

Travelers with no ties to Iceland who are not vaccinated must be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival, quarantine for five days and then be tested again.

All passengers traveling to Iceland must preregister on covid.is prior to arrival.

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