Travel information for ‘Iceland’ travelling from ‘United Kingdom’ on the 7th of June 2021

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Travel to Iceland is partially allowed from United Kingdom. Measures in place: exceptional travel, vaccinated traveler exceptions, quarantine required, test/medical certificate required, testing on arrival and additional documents required.International travel to Iceland is permitted for 'essential reasons' only. This does not apply to nationals, residents of the European Economic Area, or vaccinated travelers. It is necessary to comply with 'risk area' requirements to ensure entry is allowed.
COVID Risk Level: UNKNOWN (COVID-19 transmission is unknown in Iceland. The transmission level is based on global health and disease data from John Hopkins University, updated June 2021.)
Last updated: June 10, 2021, 3:18 pm, Information source: Directorate of Health and The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management

Other restrictions

Exceptional travel - Travel to this destination is allowed for specific exceptions
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 vaccinated. 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/

Vaccination

Vaccinated traveler exceptions - Travelers with a vaccination certificate can enter this destination with some exceptions
Vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter without being a resident or having an essential reason. Those who present a valid international vaccination certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of a vaccine approved for use within the EU or by the World Health Organization, are exempt from pre-departure testing and quarantine requirements. Vaccinated travelers will still be tested on arrival and must self-quarantine until a negative result is confirmed, usually within 24 hours. Full details on accepted vaccines and required documentation can be found at https://www.covid.is/sub-categories/certificates

Quarantine

Quarantine required - Travelers are required to quarantine prior or after entering this destination
Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 5 days and will be tested 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 with proof of a positive PCR or antibody test for previous COVID-19 infection, and proof of recovery, are exempt from quarantine requirements. The documents must have been issued in an EU or EFTA country. Further details can be found at https://www.covid.is/sub-categories/vaccination-and-antibodies

Test/medical certificate

Test/medical certificate required - A medical certificate or recent test is required to travel to this destination
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.

Test/medical certificate

Testing on arrival - Testing is conducted on arrival to this destination
All travelers will be administered a COVID-19 test on arrival and self-quarantine is required. Those who are exempt from the 5-day self-quarantine can stop isolating once a negative result is confirmed, usually within 24 hours.

Additional documentation

Additional documents required - There is additional documentation required to travel between these two locations
A pre-registration form for visiting Iceland must also be completed prior to departure and travelers are recommended to download the 'Rakning C-19' mobile app.

Todays Local Summary for "Iceland"

Use of mask

Required
Face masks are required in enclosed spaces, on public transport, and when social distancing of 1 meter cannot be respected.

Public transportation

Operating
Public transport is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Restrictions in place
Restaurants are open until midnight, with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Customers may be required to provide their personal details for contact tracing purposes. Alcohol can only be served to those seated and all customers must leave the location by 1 am.

Bars

Restrictions in place
Bars are open until midnight, with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Customers may be required to provide their personal details for contact tracing purposes. Alcohol can only be served to those seated and all customers must leave the location by 1 am.

Nightclubs

Restrictions in place
Nightclubs are open until midnight, with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Customers may be required to provide their personal details for contact tracing purposes. Alcohol can only be served to those seated and all customers must leave the location by 1 am.

Shops

Restrictions in place
Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, face masks, and social distancing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I travel to Iceland?

Travel to Iceland is partially allowed from United Kingdom. Measures in place: exceptional travel, vaccinated traveler exceptions, quarantine required, test/medical certificate required, testing on arrival and additional documents required.

What is the COVID risk level in Iceland?

COVID-19 transmission is unknown in Iceland. The transmission level is based on global health and disease data from John Hopkins University, updated June 2021.

Is public transport running in Iceland?

Public transport is operating as usual.

Do I have to wear a mask in Iceland?

Face masks are required.

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