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Iceland and Covid-19

Last updated: 6th of December 2020

TESTS AT THE BORDER REMAINS TO FEBRUARY - EXCEPTIONS FOR THOSE WITH CERTIFICATE

Fewer people are infected with the coronavirus in Iceland and even those kept in isolation are declining rapidly. The corona tests currently carried out at the border will remain at least until 1 February 2021. However, travelers holding a corona certificate are exempt from the requirement for testing and quarantine. The certificate must show that the person had covid-19 and recovered, and was issued from a country within the EEA area.

For those travelers who do not have a corona certificate, they will be tested twice. The first test is done on arrival in Iceland. Then you have to be quarantined for 5 days before you can do your second test. These tests will remain at least until February 1, 2021. Since December 1, all tests are free.

LESS PEOPLE INFECTED IN ICELAND

Fewer people are infected with the coronavirus in Iceland and even those kept in isolation are declining rapidly. 186 people are now being held in isolation since they tested positive for covid-19. The stricter restrictions that were introduced during the autumn have had effect and the state epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason wants the restrictions to be lifted slowly and in a controlled manner this time.

Iceland is a country that is well prepared to deal with crises, and is mentioned as a role model in the international press for its handling of reducing the spread of the coronavirus.

In hospital: 38 people
At the intensive care unit: 2 people
In isolation: 186 people

PRACTICAL INFORMATION - TRAVEL TO ICELAND IN 2021

  • As a precaution, all travelers to Iceland are now tested twice. The first test is done on arrival in Iceland. Then you have to be quarantined for 5 days before you can do the second test. Since December 1, all tests are free. These tests will remain at least until February 1, 2021.
  • Children born in 2005 or later do not need to be tested.
  • Travelers who have a corona certificate are exempt from the requirement for testing and quarantine. The certificate must show that the person had covid-19 and recovered, and was issued from a country within the EEA area.
  • Most activities run as usual and all our suppliers have taken measures to minimize the spread of infection and can sometimes have special restrictions due to the coronavirus.
  • Restaurants are open until 21:00, but bars, nightclubs, swimming pools and gyms are close