Iceland No Longer Listed Red by US

Vala Hafstað

US authorities changed their travel advisory level for Iceland yesterday from red to orange, that is, from Level 4 to Level 3, mbl.is reports. Therefore, instead of advising US citizens not to travel to Iceland, they now advise them to reconsider traveling there due to COVID-19 related restrictions.

Since August 9, Iceland had been on the US Center for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) list of countries at the highest COVID-19 risk assessment level.

Current guidelines provided by the US Department of State include the following:

“Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for fully vaccinated and unvacinated travelers.”

To view detailed information from the US Center for Disease Control regarding travel to Iceland, see here.

At present, the COVID-19 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants in Iceland stands at 128.2. Eight COVID-19 patients are in the hospital, one of them in intensive care. According to covid.is, 88 percent of the population, aged 12 and older, are fully vaccinated.

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