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Airlines Updates

Published on 07.09.2020
Icelandair S21 Preliminary operations as of 06SEP20

Published on 19.08.2020
Icelandair announces flights from KeflavĂ­k to 13 destinations in September

Published on 12.08.2020
Air Iceland Connect increases Reykjavik – Nuuk service from mid-August 2020

12.08.2020 Icelandair in late-July 2020 extended interim schedule until late-September. During the period of 17AUG20 – 27SEP20, the airline plans to resume service to Dublin, Glasgow, Helsinki, New York JFK and Toronto. Planned operational frequency as follows.

Reykjavik Keflavik – Amsterdam 7 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Berlin Tegel 4 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Billund 1 weekly until 17AUG20
Reykjavik Keflavik – Boston 2 weekly (4 weekly from 07SEP20, 5 from 14SEP20, 6 from 21SEP20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Brussels 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Copenhagen 18 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Dublin eff 10SEP20 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Dusseldorf 2 weekly until 22AUG20
Reykjavik Keflavik – Frankfurt 6 weekly (7 weekly from 24AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Glasgow eff 11SEP20 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Hamburg 2 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Helsinki eff 03SEP20 2 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – London Heathrow 7 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Munich 4 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – New York JFK eff 11SEP20 2 weekly (4 weekly from 20SEP20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Oslo 6 weekly (8 weekly from 24AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Paris CDG 7 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Seattle 1 weekly (2 weekly from 12SEP20, 4 weekly from 20SEP20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Stockholm Arlanda 3 weekly (4 weekly from 07SEP20, 5 from 14SEP20, 6 from 21SEP20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Toronto eff 08SEP20 2 weekly (3 weekly from 15SEP20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Zurich 3 weekly

strong>15.07 Icelandair earlier this month extended interim schedule until 30AUG20 inclusive, as the airline plans to restore additional 6 routes by mid-August 2020. As of 13JUL20, planned operation for the period of 20JUL20 – 30AUG20 as follows. Note planned frequency remains subject to change.

Reykjavik Keflavik – Amsterdam 6 weekly (7 weekly from week of 14AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Berlin Tegel 3 weekly (4 from week of 14AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Billund 2 weekly until 17AUG20
Reykjavik Keflavik – Boston 2 weekly (4 from week of 17AUG20, 5 from week of 24AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Brussels 3 weekly (4 for week of 27AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Copenhagen 21 weekly (19 from week of 27JUL20, 18 from week of 03AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Dublin eff 20AUG20 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Dusseldorf 2 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Frankfurt 5 weekly (6 from week of 10AUG20, 7 from 24AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Geneva eff 15AUG20 2 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Glasgow eff 21AUG20 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Hamburg 1 weekly (2 from week of 03AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Helsinki eff 20AUG20 2 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – London Heathrow 5 weekly (7 from week of 27JUL20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Munich 3 weekly (4 from week of 27JUL20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – New York JFK eff 21AUG20 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Oslo 4 weekly (5 from week of 03AUG20, 6 from week of 17AUG20, 8 from week of 24AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Paris CDG 4 weekly (5 from week of 03AUG20, 7 from week of 17AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Seattle 1 weekly (2 from week of 17AUG20, 3 from week of 24AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Stockholm Arlanda 3 weekly (4 from week of 17AUG20, 5 from 24AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Toronto eff 18AUG20 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Zurich 3 weekly
Published on 14.07.2020
Icelandair 20JUL – 30AUG20 operations as of 13JUL20

Published on 19.06.2020
Air Iceland Connect resumes Greenland service in July 2020

Published on 16.06.2020
Icelandair mid-July 2020 operations as of 15JUN20

11.06.2020 Icelandair earlier this week outlined its planned operation for the second half of June 2020. As of 10JUN20, planned operation for the period of 15JUN20 – 30JUN20 based on the airline’s statement as follows.

Additional changes remain possible.

Reykjavik Keflavik – Amsterdam 4 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Berlin Tegel 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Boston 2 weekly (Initially this route remains available for reservation, but not included in the airline’s statement earlier this week)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Copenhagen 9 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Frankfurt 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – London Heathrow 2 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik –Munich 2 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Oslo 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Paris CDG 4 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Stockholm Arlanda 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Zurich 3 weekly

Icelandair in the last few days filed additional changes to its inventory for the remainder of summer 2020 season. Latest adjustment sees the airline schedules up to 200 weekly departures from Reykjavik Keflavik during peak season (eg: week of 12JUL20, as of 07JUN20), compared to 355 weekly listed in OAG as of 05APR20.

Frequency listed below mostly focusing for the month of July and August 2020, as seasonal adjustment for Fall gradually in place in September and October 2020. These frequency reductions and service cancellations will take place when the airline resumes full operation as early as mid-June 2020.

Reykjavik Keflavik – Amsterdam 14 weekly (Previously reduced to 12 weekly)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Anchorage Seasonal service cancelled in S20
Reykjavik Keflavik – Barcelona Seasonal service cancelled in S20 (This route has been removed in late-March)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Bergen Seasonal service cancelled in S20
Reykjavik Keflavik – Berlin Tegel Reduce from 12 to 7 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Billund Seasonal service cancelled in S20
Reykjavik Keflavik – Boston Reduce from 2 to 1 daily
Reykjavik Keflavik – Brussels Reduce from 7 to 6 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Chicago O’Hare Reduce from 11 to 5 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Copenhagen Reduce from 32 to 21 weekly (Previously plan: 25 weekly)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Denver Reduce from 7 to 4 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Dublin Reduce from 10 to 4 weekly (Previous plan: 3 weekly)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Dusseldorf Reduce from 4 to 2 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Edmonton Seasonal service cancelled in S20
Reykjavik Keflavik – Frankfurt 14 weekly (Previously listed as 12 weekly)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Geneva Reduce from 4 to 2 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Glasgow Reduce from 7 to 5 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Hamburg Reduce from 5 to 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Helsinki Reduce from 13 to 7 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – London Gatwick Service cancelled until 07OCT20
Reykjavik Keflavik – London Heathrow Reduce from 14 to 13 weekly until 10SEP20
Reykjavik Keflavik – Madrid Reduce from 3 to 2 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Manchester Service cancelled until 01OCT20
Reykjavik Keflavik – Milan Malpensa Reduce from 5 to 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Minneapolis/St. Paul Reduce from 7 to 4 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Montreal Seasonal service cancelled in S20
Reykjavik Keflavik – Munich Reduce from 11 to 7 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – New York JFK Reduce from 11 to 7 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Newark Reduce from 7 to 4 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Oslo Reduce from 17 to 10 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Paris CDG Reduce from 16 to 10 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Philadelphia Seasonal service cancelled in S20
Reykjavik Keflavik – Portland OR Seasonal service cancelled in S20
Reykjavik Keflavik – Seattle Reduce from 13 to 7 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Stockholm Arlanda Reduce from 17 to 11 weekly (Previously reduced to 10 weekly)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Toronto Reduce from 12 to 7 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Vancouver 
Service cancelled (previously cancelled until 01JAN21, however this route is now completely removed for the moment)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Washington Dulles Reduce from 2 to 1 daily
Reykjavik Keflavik – Zurich Reduce from 11 to 7 weekly

Planned Reykjavik Keflavik – Orlando service from 04SEP20 remains unchanged, operating up to 7 weekly. The airline’s schedule currently listed until 30APR21, therefore additional changes remain likely.

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Open for travel from Iceland
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Iceland.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers:
    • Nationals of Iceland, the United Kingdom, European Union, EEA or Schengen Area member states,
    • Passengers holding a valid residence permit issued by Iceland, the United Kingdom, or a Schengen Area member state,
    • Family members of nationals of a European Union member state, Switzerland or the United Kingdom
    • Residents of Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (South), Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia or Uruguay,
    • Diplomats,
    • Healthcare workers and humanitarian aid workers,
    • Members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty,
    • Transportation crews (airlines and freighters),
    • Individuals requiring international protection,
    • Individuals travelling for emergency family situations,
    • Passengers in transit,
    • Staff of international organisations.
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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 14 August 2020 to 27 August 2020

UPDATE August: ‍current restrictions in effect during ban on gatherings are valid as of 14 August 2020 (00.00) until 27 August 2020 (23.59). The Icelandic government reassesses the need for the restriction on a regular basis, ie. whether it can be lifted earlier than planned or whether it is necessary to extend its period of validity. The restrictions apply to the country as a whole.
– SOCIAL DISTANCING: the two-meter social distancing rule between individuals who do not live together apply in all gatherings. This applies to all businesses, workplaces, and public establishments. Where the 2-meter rule cannot be respected masks should be used, such as on domestic flights and in ferries, in hair salons, massage parlours and other personal service establishments. It is important to follow the instructions on the use of face masks. Colleges and universities are allowed to maintain one-meter social distance between individuals without face masks. Contact between athletes are allowed during training and competitions. However, the two-meter rule must be respected in changing rooms and other areas outside competition and training. Others, including coaches, staff, and volunteers, must always respect the two-meter principle. Nursing homes, other health care institutions, and other similar agencies are required to set rules for their activities, e.g. regarding external visits to care homes and other institutions.

UPDATE July: renewed restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic will be put in place on Friday 31 July, the Minister of Health has decided based on the recommendations by the Chief Epidemiologist. These measures are taken in response to at least two clusters of infections that have been identified in the past few days, one of which has not been traced to a definite source.
– New clusters of domestic infections are being investigated
– Gathering limit set at 100 individuals
– Continued emphasis on personal hygienic measures and individual responsibility
The new restrictions reimpose a 100-person limit of larger gatherings and reinstate the 2-meter social distancing rule. This applies to all businesses, workplaces, and public establishments. Where the 2-meter rule cannot be respected masks should be used, such as on domestic flights and ferries, in hair salons, massage parlours and other personal service establishments. All businesses and establishments open to the public must provide hand sanitizers, regularly clean, and disinfect the premises and equipment. Museums, clubs, and other establishments open to the public, where the 2-meter rule cannot be maintained, should temporarily halt their operations. Bars and restaurants must close by 11 PM as before.

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 14 August 2020 to 27 August 2020

UPDATE August: all those arriving in Iceland from high-risk areas who intend to stay in Iceland for 10 days or more, will have to undergo two PCR-tests. The 1st at the border on arrival and the second one 4-6 days later. While waiting for the result from the second test people should follow certain hygiene measures.

Iceland’s borders have remained open to other EU and Schengen states throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, under the condition that passengers quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Iceland will continue to implement the travel restrictions imposed for the Schengen Area, which are currently in place. Passengers can opt for a COVID-19 test upon arrival, as an alternative to quarantine.

As of 16 July, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Germany were removed from the list of high-risk countries, therefore travellers arriving from these countries are exempt from the quarantine and screening requirements that are generally applicable to passengers arriving in Iceland. Icelanders returning home will also be exempt from mandatory precautionary measures but are encouraged to show caution in the first few days after arrival. A condition for the exemption is that the traveller has not visited an area that is classified as high-risk in the 14 days prior to arrival in Iceland. Those born in 2005 and later are exempted from quarantine and screening requirements. The chief epidemiologist updates the list of high-risk countries as the evidence develops.

EU, EFTA, and UK nationals can enter Iceland under the condition that they preregister and undergo either a test (self paid) or a two-week quarantine upon arrival. This border screening has been revised for citizens and residents of Iceland: as of 13 July, those choosing to be tested at the border are required to self-quarantine for five days and undergo a second test, free of charge, to eliminate the risk of false negative results. Otherwise, they can choose the option of self-quarantine for 14 days instead of undergoing a test at the border.

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Flight Restrictions

published 19.08.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to family members of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and EEA Member States.
– This does not apply to family members of British nationals.

Passengers must complete the “Preregistration for visiting Iceland” at visit.covid.is before departure.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to PCR.

Travellers from high-risk areas can choose to be tested for COVID-19 or to quarantine for two weeks. Children born in 2005 or later are exempted from both testing and quarantine as well as passengers arriving outside defined areas with high risk of infection. Icelandic citizens and residents of Iceland who choose to be tested upon arrival, will have to take special precautions during the first five days after arrival in Iceland until they can be tested for the second time. These precautions are specified at here.
Special precautions on arrival in Iceland. Icelandic citizens and residents in Iceland who choose to be tested, must also undergo a second PCR-test four to five days after arrival. Those who test negative are no longer required to take special precautions, while those who test positive must self-isolate. Before departure, passengers are also required to fill out a pre-registration form and they are encouraged to install the tracing app RAKNING C-19. For more details, please visit:
href=”https://www.covid.is/categories/tourists-travelling-to-iceland”>Tourists travelling to Iceland; Defined areas with risk of infection.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions.

Travellers from high-risk areas can choose to be tested for COVID-19 or to quarantine for two weeks. Children born in 2005 or later are exempted from both testing and quarantine as well as passengers arriving outside defined areas with high risk of infection. Icelandic citizens and residents of Iceland who choose to be tested upon arrival will have to take special precautions during the first five days after arrival in Iceland until they can be tested for the second time. These precautions are specified here. Icelandic citizens and residents in Iceland who choose to be tested, must also undergo a second PCR-test four to five days after arrival. Those who test negative are no longer required to take special precautions, while those who test positive must self-isolate. Before departure, passengers are also required to fill out a pre-registration form and they are encouraged to install the tracing app RAKNING C-19. For more details, please visit:
Tourists travelling to Iceland,
Defined areas with risk of infection. Those diagnosed with COVID-19 who have recovered, may show an official Icelandic certificate to be exempt from testing/quarantine. For more details visit here . Tourists travelling to Iceland; defined areas with risk of infection .

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2018)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 14 August 2020 to 27 August 2020

UPDATE August: all businesses and establishments open to the public must (i) ensure access to hand sanitizers for the general public and employees at the entrance and in the vicinity of surfaces that are frequently touched, e.g. touch screens and checkout counters (ii) ensure that frequently touched surfaces are regularly cleaned and disinfected (iii) remind the public and employees of individual protection with markers and signs. Swimming pools and restaurants must ensure social distancing of 2 meters between guests and a number limit of guests in accordance with the size of each space. Activities that by their nature involve guests using common equipment, e.g. sports activities, fitness centers, slots and arcades shall disinfect such equipment between users or close close temporarily if that is not possible.
Museums, entertainment venues and other public places must ensure social distancing of 2 meters and comply with number limits or close temporarily if that is not possible. The opening hours of nightclubs and bars will continue until 23:00.

UPDATE July: the new restrictions reimpose a 100-person limit of larger gatherings and reinstate the 2-meter social distancing rule. This applies to all businesses, workplaces, and public establishments. Where the 2-meter rule cannot be respected masks should be used, such as on domestic flights and ferries, in hair salons, massage parlours and other personal service establishments. All businesses and establishments open to the public must provide hand sanitizers, regularly clean, and disinfect the premises and equipment. Museums, clubs, and other establishments open to the public, where the 2-meter rule cannot be maintained, should temporarily halt their operations. Bars and restaurants must close by 11 PM as before.

Events stop: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 14 August 2020 to 27 August 2020

UPDATE August: 100-person limit of larger gatherings. Children born 2005 or later are not included in this number. The ban does not apply to international airports, international harbours, aircraft, or ships. It is recommended that aggressive hygiene measures be taken and that operators take every possible precaution so as to reduce the potential for infection. The opening hours of nightclubs and bars will continue until 23:00.

UPDATE July: the new restrictions reimpose a 100-person limit of larger gatherings and reinstate the 2-meter social distancing rule. This applies to all businesses, workplaces, and public establishments. Where the 2-meter rule cannot be respected masks should be used, such as on domestic flights and ferries, in hair salons, massage parlours and other personal service establishments. All businesses and establishments open to the public must provide hand sanitizers, regularly clean, and disinfect the premises and equipment. Museums, clubs, and other establishments open to the public, where the 2-meter rule cannot be maintained, should temporarily halt their operations. Bars and restaurants must close by 11 PM as before.

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 04 May 2020 to TBD

UPDATE August: as of 14 August 2020, colleges and universities are allowed to maintain one-meter social distance between individuals without face masks.

UPDATE July: There are no school restrictions as of May 4 in kindergartens and elementary schools. All students can attend school at the same time, go outdoors and attend a cafeteria. Social centers may be open. However, teachers and other staff or guests may not have more than 500 people in one place. Entertainment e.g. spring holidays, spring trips and graduations can take place with that restriction. High schools and universities are open, but the number of students is limited to a maximum of 500 persons. Sports at school are carried out according to restrictions for organised sports for adults. Sanitation and hand washing are encouraged.

UPDATE 14 April 2020: at a press conference on 14 April, the Prime Minister, the Minister of Health, and the Minister of Justice introduced steps to lift the restrictions currently in place in Iceland due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Minister of Health announced her decision to ease restrictions on larger gatherings and limitations on schools and preschools. As of 4 May:
– Schools and preschools will operate normally.
– High schools and universities will reopen, but the 50-person limit and two-meter social distancing measures apply.

UPDATE 3rd April 2020: Minister of Health prolongs ban on gatherings and closures of schools from the 13th of April to the 4th of May.
Upper secondary schools and universities closed; elementary schools in operation as long as they can ensure no more than 20 pupils in each classroom and other preventive measures; kindergartens open but must ensure small groups, separated as far as possible (situation valid from March 16 until April 13 at midnight).

On March 2020 the following additional measures have been communicated:
– Children’s parents and guardians simultaneously reduce the number of people in their children’s contact network outside of school in order to avoid working against these measures.
– Schoolmates who are not in the same group in school (the same class) should not interact closely outside of school.
– If the children are mature enough to obey instructions on reduced contact with friends, it is possible to allow them to play together. If they do, they must not engage in any play that involves touching one another physically, or sharing toys or equipment that they touch with their bare hands.
– Families should bear in mind that if children interact frequently with friends or relatives from other schools or school groups, there will be contact between groups that would otherwise remain separate. Such contact should be avoided as much as possible.
Concerning households where some members are in quarantine and others are not:
– Children who have the maturity and capacity to take care of their own hygiene and keep the required distance from quarantined parents and from their schoolmates may continue to attend school. It is very important to observe proper hygiene; for instance, to use bathroom facilities.
– Parents of older children who are in quarantine and can maintain the required distance from children during their quarantine may continue to work if remote working is not an option.
– The entire household must quarantine itself if the children do not have the maturity or capacity to follow the instructions that apply to quarantine measures. Another solution in such cases would be for the household members who are not in quarantine to move elsewhere during the quarantine period.

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Other

Other: closed/cancelled

Restrictive measures mandatory between to TBD

Large-scale testing underway in Iceland: Iceland has tested a higher proportion of thepopulation than most other countries yielding valuable insights into the behaviourof the virus. High infection tracing rate (over 95% to date).
As of 2nd April 2020 the infection tracing app Rakning C-19 becomes available for downloading from the App Store and Google Play to support the work of a 50-person infection tracing unit.
Covid-19 Tracing App:
is an app that can be downloaded voluntarily and facilitates the contact tracing process amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. With your consent the app keeps your location data. In case the contact tracing team of the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management needs to track your movements, you will be asked to upload your location data to their system. This would allow for the tracing team to help you retrace your movements for the last two weeks and increase the likelihood of identifying individuals you might have been in contact with.The data controller is the Directorate of Health, Katr?nart?n 2, 105, Reykjavik, Iceland.

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  • Iceland Latest News: Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers not included in the 14 country white list are not permitted access into the country (OSAC, 02.07.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Iceland remain very limited. Upon arrival you will be encouraged to sign up to the contract tracing app Rakning C-19. Further information, including how to download it, data usage, privacy and scope is available on the Rakning C-19 website.


    **Travelling from the EU: Travelling from Denmark, Norway, Finland and Germany is allowed without restrictions until 18/8. From 19/8, all countries and territories of the world are classified as risk areas. *Travelling from Iceland or returning to Iceland: Inhabitants of Iceland are advised not to travel to risk areas. From areas classified as risky, Icelandic citizens and residents of Iceland who choose to be tested will have to take special precautions during the first five days after arrival in Iceland, until they can be tested for the second time. These precautions are specified at: Special precautions on arrival in Iceland. Those with a negative test are no longer required to take special precautions, while those with a positive test must self-isolate. *Rules and Exceptions: All passengers arriving in Iceland from high-risk areas can choose to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival or to undergo a quarantine for two weeks. Children born in 2005 or later, as well as passengers not arriving from areas defined as “high risk” of infection, are exempted from both testing and quarantine. *Mandatory Travel Documentation: Passengers are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival. Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland. *Links to national sources:
    here.

    **Transit: Transit is allowed.

    **Third Countries: Non-essential travel to and from “third countries” remains largely prohibited and it is allowed only for essential reasons or for those with a permanent residency in Island or within the EU/Schengen Area. Foreign nationals, who are neither EU/EEA nor EFTA nationals, therefore continue not to be allowed to enter Iceland unless they can demonstrate that their travel is essential. However, Iceland has lifted travel restrictions for residents of twelve states outside the EU/Schengen Area in line with the decision of EU Member States. For further details here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website. Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country. Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes here.

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    18.09.2020
  • Iceland Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers not included in the 14 country white list are not permitted access into the country (OSAC, 02.07.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Iceland remain very limited. Upon arrival you will be encouraged to sign up to the contract tracing app Rakning C-19. Further information, including how to download it, data usage, privacy and scope is available on the Rakning C-19 website.

    ***From EU: Travelling from Denmark, Norway, Finland and Germany is allowed without restrictions until 18/8. From 19/8, all countries and territories of the world are classified as risk areas. Travelling from Iceland or returning to Iceland Inhabitants of Iceland are advised not to travel to risk areas. From areas classified as risky, Icelandic citizens and residents of Iceland who choose to be tested will have to take special precautions during the first five days after arrival in Iceland, until they can be tested for the second time. These precautions are specified at: Special precautions on arrival in Iceland. Those with a negative test are no longer required to take special precautions, while those with a positive test must self-isolate. **Rules and Exceptions: All passengers arriving in Iceland from high-risk areas can choose to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival or to undergo a quarantine for two weeks. Children born in 2005 or later, as well as passengers not arriving from areas defined as “high risk” of infection, are exempted from both testing and quarantine. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Passengers are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival. Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Ranking C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

    ***Transit: Transit is possible.

    ***From third countries: Non-essential travel to and from “third countries” remains largely prohibited and it is allowed only for essential reasons or for those with a permanent residency in Island or within the EU/Schengen Area. Foreign nationals, who are neither EU/EEA nor EFTA nationals, therefore continue not to be allowed to enter Iceland unless they can demonstrate that their travel is essential. However, Iceland has lifted travel restrictions for residents of twelve states outside the EU/Schengen Area in line with the decision of EU Member States. For further details please visit Coronavirus information

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    Internal restrictions:

    There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website. Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country. Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes here.

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    11.09.2020
  • Iceland Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers not included in the 14 country white list are not permitted access into the country (OSAC, 02.07.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Iceland remain very limited. Upon arrival you will be encouraged to sign up to the contract tracing app Rakning C-19. Further information, including how to download it, data usage, privacy and scope is available on the Rakning C-19 website [https://www.covid.is/app/en].

    **From EU: Travelling from Denmark, Norway, Finland and Germany is allowed without restrictions until 18/8. From 19/8, all countries and territories of the world are classified as risk areas see here.
    Travelling from Iceland or returning to Iceland. Inhabitants of Iceland are advised not to travel to risk areas see here. From areas classified as risky, Icelandic citizens and residents of Iceland who choose to be tested will have to take special precautions during the first five days after arrival in Iceland, until they can be tested for the second time. These precautions are specified at: Special precautions on arrival in Iceland. Those with a negative test are no longer required to take special precautions, while those with a positive test must self-isolate. **Rules and Exceptions: All passengers arriving in Iceland from high-risk areas see here can choose to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival or to undergo a quarantine for two weeks. Children born in 2005 or later, as well as passengers not arriving from areas defined as “high risk” of infection, are exempted from both testing and quarantine. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Passengers are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival. Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

    **Transit: Transit is possible.

    **From third-countries: Non-essential travel to and from “third countries” remains largely prohibited and it is allowed only for essential reasons or for those with a permanent residency in Island or within the EU/Schengen Area. Foreign nationals, who are neither EU/EEA nor EFTA nationals, therefore continue not to be allowed to enter Iceland unless they can demonstrate that their travel is essential. However, Iceland has lifted travel restrictions for residents of twelve states outside the EU/Schengen Area in line with the decision of EU Member States. For further details please visit Coronavirus informations.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website. Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country. Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at here.

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    07.09.2020
  • Iceland Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers not included in the 14 country white list are not permitted access into the country (OSAC, 02.07.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Iceland remain very limited. Upon arrival you will be encouraged to sign up to the contract tracing app Rakning C-19. Further information, including how to download it, data usage, privacy and scope is available on the Rakning C-19 website [https://www.covid.is/app/en].
    **From EU: Travelling from Denmark, Norway, Finland and Germany is allowed without restrictions until 18/8. From 19/8, all countries and territories of the world are classified as risk areas [https://www.landlaeknir.is/um-embaettid/greinar/grein/item39194/Skilgreind-svaedi-med-smitahaettu—Defined-areas-with-risk-of-infection-(27-02-2020)].
    Travelling from Iceland or returning to Iceland. Inhabitants of Iceland are advised not to travel to risk areas [https://www.landlaeknir.is/um-embaettid/greinar/grein/item39194/Skilgreind-svaedi-med-smitahaettu—Defined-areas-with-risk-of-infection-(27-02-2020)]. From areas classified as risky, Icelandic citizens and residents of Iceland who choose to be tested will have to take special precautions during the first five days after arrival in Iceland, until they can be tested for the second time. These precautions are specified at: Special precautions [https://www.government.is/news/article/2020/07/10/Icelanders-and-residents-in-Iceland-to-take-special-precautions-on-arrival-in-Iceland] on arrival in Iceland. Those with a negative test are no longer required to take special precautions, while those with a positive test must self-isolate. **Rules and Exceptions: All passengers arriving in Iceland from high-risk areas [https://www.landlaeknir.is/um-embaettid/greinar/grein/item39194/Skilgreind-svaedi-med-smitahaettu—Defined-areas-with-risk-of-infection-(27-02-2020)] can choose to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival or to undergo a quarantine for two weeks. Children born in 2005 or later, as well as passengers not arriving from areas defined as “high risk” of infection, are exempted from both testing and quarantine. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Passengers are required to fill out a pre-registration form [https://www.covid.is/] before departure to Iceland, which requires to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival. Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

    **Transit: Transit is possible.

    **From third-countries: Non-essential travel to and from “third countries” remains largely prohibited and it is allowed only for essential reasons or for those with a permanent residency in Island or within the EU/Schengen Area. Foreign nationals, who are neither EU/EEA nor EFTA nationals, therefore continue not to be allowed to enter Iceland unless they can demonstrate that their travel is essential. However, Iceland has lifted travel restrictions for residents of twelve states outside the EU/Schengen Area in line with the decision of EU Member States. For further details please visit Coronavirus informations [https://www.utl.is/index.php/en/;

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website [https://www.government.is/]. Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country. Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at [www.government.is/].

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    25.08.2020
  • Iceland Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers not included in the 14 country white list are not permitted access into the country (OSAC, 02.07.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Iceland remain very limited. Upon arrival you will be encouraged to sign up to the contract tracing app Rakning C-19. Further information, including how to download it, data usage, privacy and scope is available on the Rakning C-19 website [https://www.covid.is/app/en].
    **From EU: Travelling from Denmark, Norway, Finland and Germany is allowed without restrictions until 18/8. From 19/8, all countries and territories of the world are classified as risk areas [https://www.landlaeknir.is/um-embaettid/greinar/grein/item39194/Skilgreind-svaedi-med-smitahaettu—Defined-areas-with-risk-of-infection-(27-02-2020)] Inhabitants of Iceland are advised not to travel to risk areas. From areas classified as risky [https://www.landlaeknir.is/um-embaettid/greinar/grein/item39194/Skilgreind-svaedi-med-smitahaettu—Defined-areas-with-risk-of-infection-(27-02-2020)] Icelandic citizens and residents of Iceland who choose to be tested will have to take special precautions during the first five days after arrival in Iceland, until they can be tested for the second time. These precautions are specified at: Special precautions on arrival in Iceland [https://www.government.is/news/article/2020/07/10/Icelanders-and-residents-in-Iceland-to-take-special-precautions-on-arrival-in-Iceland] Those with a negative test are no longer required to take special precautions, while those with a positive test must self-isolate.**Rules and Exceptions: All passengers arriving in Iceland from high-risk areas [https://www.landlaeknir.is/um-embaettid/greinar/grein/item39194/Skilgreind-svaedi-med-smitahaettu—Defined-areas-with-risk-of-infection-(27-02-2020)] can choose to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival or to undergo a quarantine for two weeks. Children born in 2005 or later, as well as passengers not arriving from areas defined as “high risk” of infection, are exempted from both testing and quarantine. Passengers are required to fill out a pre-registration form [https://www.covid.is/] before departure to Iceland, which requires to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival. Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.
    **Transit: Transit is possible.
    **From third-countries: Non-essential travel to and from “third countries” remains largely prohibited and it is allowed only for essential reasons or for those with a permanent residency in Island or within the EU/Schengen Area. Foreign nationals, who are neither EU/EEA nor EFTA nationals, therefore continue not to be allowed to enter Iceland unless they can demonstrate that their travel is essential. However, Iceland has lifted travel restrictions for residents of twelve states outside the EU/Schengen Area in line with the decision of EU Member States. For further details please visit Coronavirus informations For further details please visit Coronavirus information [https://www.utl.is/index.php/en/].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website [https://www.government.is/]. Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country. Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at [www.government.is/].

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    18.08.2020
  • Iceland Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers not included in the 14 country white list are not permitted access into the country (OSAC, 02.07.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Iceland remain very limited. Upon arrival you will be encouraged to sign up to the contract tracing app Rakning C-19. Further information, including how to download it, data usage, privacy and scope is available on the Rakning C-19 website [https://www.covid.is/app/en].
    **From EU: Travelling to and from Denmark, Norway, Finland and Germany is allowed without restrictions.**Rules and Exceptions: All passengers arriving in Iceland from high-risk areas [https://www.landlaeknir.is/um-embaettid/greinar/grein/item39194/Skilgreind-svaedi-med-smitahaettu—Defined-areas-with-risk-of-infection-(27-02-2020)] can choose to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival or to undergo a quarantine for two weeks. Until 18 August, if you plan to stay in Iceland for 10 days or more, you must take special precautions for 5 days upon returning to Iceland and be tested for a second time. From 19 August, if you are opting to test instead of the 14 day quarantine, you must be tested for a second time 4-5 days after arrival and follow quarantine measures until the result of the second test is known. Children born in 2005 or later, as well as passengers not arriving from areas defined as “high risk” of infection, are exempted from both testing and quarantine. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Passengers are required to fill out a pre-registration form [[https://www.covid.is/english] before departure to Iceland, which requires to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival. Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.
    **Transit: Transit is possible.
    **From third-countries: Non-essential travel to and from “third countries” remains largely prohibited and it is allowed only for essential reasons or for those with a permanent residency in Island or within the EU/Schengen Area. Foreign nationals, who are neither EU/EEA nor EFTA nationals, therefore continue not to be allowed to enter Iceland unless they can demonstrate that their travel is essential. However, Iceland has lifted travel restrictions for residents of twelve states outside the EU/Schengen Area in line with the decision of EU Member States. For further details please visit Coronavirus information [https://www.utl.is/index.php/en/].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website [https://www.government.is/]. Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country. Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at [www.government.is/].

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    15.08.2020
  • Iceland Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers not included in the 14 country white list are not permitted access into the country (OSAC, 02.07.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Iceland remain very limited. Upon arrival you will be encouraged to sign up to the contract tracing app Rakning C-19. Further information, including how to download it, data usage, privacy and scope is available on the Rakning C-19 website [https://www.covid.is/app/en].
    **From EU: Travelling to and from Denmark, Norway, Finland and Germany is allowed without restrictions.**Rules and Exceptions: All passengers arriving in Iceland from high-risk areas [https://www.landlaeknir.is/um-embaettid/greinar/grein/item39194/Skilgreind-svaedi-med-smitahaettu—Defined-areas-with-risk-of-infection-(27-02-2020)] can choose to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival or to undergo a quarantine for two weeks. Children born in 2005 or later, as well as passengers not arriving from areas defined as “high risk” of infection, are exempted from both testing and quarantine. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Passengers are required to fill out a pre-registration form [[https://www.covid.is/english] before departure to Iceland, which requires to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival. Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.
    **Transit: Transit is possible.
    **From third-countries: Non-essential travel to and from “third countries” remains largely prohibited and it is allowed only for essential reasons or for those with a permanent residency in Island or within the EU/Schengen Area. Foreign nationals, who are neither EU/EEA nor EFTA nationals, therefore continue not to be allowed to enter Iceland unless they can demonstrate that their travel is essential. However, Iceland has lifted travel restrictions for residents of twelve states outside the EU/Schengen Area in line with the decision of EU Member States. For further details please visit Coronavirus information [https://www.utl.is/index.php/en/].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website [https://www.government.is/]. Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country. Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at [www.government.is/].

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    11.08.2020
  • Iceland Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers not included in the 14 country white list are not permitted access into the country (OSAC, 02.07.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Iceland remain very limited.
    Upon arrival you will be encouraged to sign up to the contract tracing app Rakning C-19. Further information, including how to download it, data usage, privacy and scope is available on the Rakning C-19 website [https://www.covid.is/app/en].
    **From EU: Travellers from high-risk areas can choose to be tested for COVID-19 or to quarantine for two weeks. Children born in 2005 or later are exempted from both testing and quarantine as well as passengers arriving outside defined areas with high risk of infection. Icelandic citizens and residents of Iceland who choose to be tested upon arrival, will have to take special precautions during the first five days after arrival in Iceland until they can be tested for the second time. These precautions are specified at [https://www.government.is/news/article/2020/07/10/Icelanders-and-residents-in-Iceland-to-take-special-precautions-on-arrival-in-Iceland]. Special precautions on arrival in Iceland. Icelandic citizens and residents in Iceland who choose to be tested, must also undergo a second PCR-test four to five days after arrival. Those who test negative are no longer required to take special precautions, while those who test positive must self-isolate. Before departure, passengers are also required to fill out a [www.covid.is/english]. pre-registration form and they are encouraged to install the tracing app RAKNING C-19. For more details, please visit: [https://www.covid.is/categories/tourists-travelling-to-iceland] ourists travelling to Iceland; [https://www.landlaeknir.is/um-embaettid/greinar/grein/item39194/Skilgreind-svaedi-med-smitahaettu—Defined-areas-with-risk-of-infection-(27-02-2020)]. Defined areas with risk of infection
    **Transit: Transit is possible.
    **From third-countries: Non-essential travel to and from “third countries” remains largely prohibited and it is allowed only for essential reasons or for those with a permanent residency in Island or within the EU/Schengen Area. Foreign nationals, who are neither EU/EEA nor EFTA nationals, therefore continue not to be allowed to enter Iceland unless they can demonstrate that their travel is essential. However, Iceland has lifted travel restrictions for residents of twelve states outside the EU/Schengen Area in line with the decision of EU Member States. For further details please visit Coronavirus information [https://www.utl.is/index.php/en/].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website [https://www.government.is/]. Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country. Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at [www.government.is/].

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    03.08.2020
  • Iceland Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers not included in the 14 country white list are not permitted access into the country (OSAC, 02.07.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Iceland remain very limited.
    Upon arrival you will be encouraged to sign up to the contract tracing app Rakning C-19. Further information, including how to download it, data usage, privacy and scope is available on the Rakning C-19 website [https://www.covid.is/app/en].
    **From EU: All travellers from countries other than Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, Greenland and the Faeroe Islands have to choose between a two week quarantine upon arrival in Iceland or undergo a PCR test at the border. They are also encouraged to install the tracing app RAKNING C-19. Travellers who test positive for COVID-19 are tested for antibodies to determine whether they have an old infection or are infectious. Infectious individuals must self-isolate. Special precautions on arrival in Iceland [https://www.government.is/news/article/2020/07/10/Icelanders-and-residents-in-Iceland-to-take-special-precautions-on-arrival-in-Iceland].
    **Transit: Transit is possible.
    **From Currently, third-country nationals are not allowed to enter Iceland, except those with a permanent residency in Iceland or within the EU/Schengen Area. Travel restrictions for residents of 14 third-countries are to be lifted soon. For more details please visit Coronavirus information: [https://www.utl.is/index.php/en/]. As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. and the extension on 16 July [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9596-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website [https://www.government.is/]. Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country. Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at [www.government.is/].

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    30.07.2020
  • Iceland Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers not included in the 14 country white list are not permitted access into the country (OSAC, 02.07.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Iceland remain very limited.
    **From EU: All travellers from countries other than Greenland and the Faeroe Islands have to choose between a two week quarantine upon arrival in Iceland or undergo a PCR test at the border. They are also encouraged to install the tracing app RAKNING C-19. Travellers who test positive for COVID-19 are tested for antibodies to determine whether they have an old infection or are infectious. Infectious individuals must self-isolate. More details are specified at: Special precautions on arrival in Iceland [https://www.government.is/news/article/2020/07/10/Icelanders-and-residents-in-Iceland-to-take-special-precautions-on-arrival-in-Iceland].
    **Transit: Transit is possible.
    **From Third Countries: Currently, third-country nationals are not allowed to enter Iceland, except those with a permanent residency in Iceland or within the EU/Schengen Area. Travel restrictions for residents of 14 third-countries are to be lifted soon. For more details please visit Coronavirus informations [https://www.utl.is/index.php/en/].
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. and the extension on 16 July [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9596-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website [https://www.government.is/]. Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country. Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at [www.government.is/].

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    27.07.2020
  • Iceland Travellers from Denmark, Norway, Finland and Germany visiting Iceland starting from Thursday, July 16, will no longer be obliged to go through screening procedures and quarantine requirements upon arrival, the Icelandic government has announced.

    The decision has been taken by Iceland’s chief epidemiologist, after evaluating that the epidemiological situation in these four countries and travellers coming from their territories no longer pose high risks of spreading the infections.

    “Our decision to allow travellers from these four countries to enter without unduly burdensome precautions is the result of analysing our own data and the data available to us from these countries, all of which have very low instances of community spread,” chief epidemiologist Thorolfur Gudnason regarding the decision.

    The government explains in a press release that these travellers must meet one condition in order to be exempted from quarantine and screening requirements, which is they must not have visited a country/region that is classified as high-risk in the 14 days prior to arrival in Iceland.

    Whereas the Minister of Tourism Thordis Kolbrun R GylfadĂłttir points out that arrivals from Denmark, Norway, Finland and Germany represent almost half of the inbound flights to Iceland.

    “This decision is in line with other measures we have taken, namely targeted, high-impact measures based on the best available science, data, and medical judgement,” he says hoping that Iceland can soon invite travellers from other countries to enter without border screening.

    At the same time, exemption from quarantine and screening procedures for those born in 2005 and later will remain effective.

    Last week, Iceland’s government decided that Iceland’s citizens and residents, who choose to be tested upon arrival in Iceland must undergo a second PCR-test, free of charge, four to five days after arrival.

    The government has also decided to open borders for residents of 14 third-countries considered safe by the European Union, as of July 15.

    Since Iceland opened its borders for tourists on June 15, 36,738 visitors have been tested upon arrival, as an alternative to the 14-day quarantine.

    Only 12 of the 84 positive samples have resulted contagious, and another 71 had antibodies.

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    15.07.2020
  • Iceland Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers not included in the 14 country white list are not permitted access into the country (OSAC, 02.07.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Iceland remain very limited. All passengers arriving by commercial flights in Iceland can chose to be tested for COVID-19 or self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. The test fee is ISK 11,000 or ISK 9,000 if booked in advance. Children born in 2005 or later will be exempt from both testing and self-isolation. However, if you are normally resident in Iceland you must take special precautions for 5 days upon returning to Iceland and be tested for a second time, four to five days after arrival, even if you test negative on arrival. You must also fill in a pre-registration form before departure. You can find further information, including exemptions, and a video walk through of the process from the Icelandic authorities at Covid.is (available in English). If you test positive on arrival you will be required to enter self-isolation (at your hotel or government-provided accommodation) unless further tests determine the infection is inactive. You may also need to be tested again or enter self-isolation if you are exposed to a possible infection during your trip eg during the flight to Iceland. You should also regularly monitor Government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/. Upon arrival you will be encouraged to sign up to the contract tracing app Rakning C-19 [https://www.covid.is/app/en].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website [https://www.government.is/]. Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country. Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at [www.government.is/].

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    13.07.2020
  • Iceland Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers not included in the 14 country white list are not permitted access into the country (OSAC, 02.07.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Airports are open, and commerical carriers are serving Rekjiavik airport, albeit with limited services.
    All passengers arriving in Iceland can chose to be tested for COVID-19 or self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. Testing is free of charge until 30 June, and ISK 15,000 (approximately USD 100) per test thereafter, with results provided in 24 hours. Children born in 2005 or later will be exempt from both testing and self-isolation. You will also be required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure. You can find further information, including exemptions, from the Icelandic authorities at Covid.is (available in English). If you test positive on arrival you will be required to enter self-isolation (at your hotel or government-provided accommodation) unless further tests determine the infection is inactive. You may also need to be tested again or enter self-isolation if you are exposed to a possible infection during your trip e.g. during the flight to Iceland.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Some restrictions are in place. These include self-isolation on arrival or testing after 15 June, social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions can be found at www.covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor Government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

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    02.07.2020
  • Iceland *****International Restrictions:
    Airports are open, and commerical carriers are serving Rekjiavik airport, albeit with limited services.
    All passengers arriving in Iceland can chose to be tested for COVID-19 or self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. Testing is free of charge until 30 June, and ISK 15,000 (approximately USD 100) per test thereafter, with results provided in 24 hours. Children born in 2005 or later will be exempt from both testing and self-isolation. You will also be required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure. You can find further information, including exemptions, from the Icelandic authorities at Covid.is (available in English). If you test positive on arrival you will be required to enter self-isolation (at your hotel or government-provided accommodation) unless further tests determine the infection is inactive. You may also need to be tested again or enter self-isolation if you are exposed to a possible infection during your trip e.g. during the flight to Iceland.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Some restrictions are in place. These include self-isolation on arrival or testing after 15 June, social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions can be found at www.covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor Government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

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    28.06.2020
  • Iceland 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Iceland.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland;
    – passengers with a British passport;
    – passengers with a residence permit issued by a Schengen Member State;
    – family members of nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland and of British nationals;
    – diplomats;
    – health and care workers traveling on duty;
    – humanitarian aid workers;
    – international organizations personnel;
    – passengers that require international protection;
    – passengers traveling on family emergencies;
    – members of armed forces traveling on duty.
    2. Passengers traveling through Iceland on their way to another Schengen Member State must have a written confirmation of their permission to enter the other Schengen Member State.
    3. Passengers are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test or quarantine for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Faeroe Islands or Greenland.
    4. “Preregistration for visiting Iceland” must be completed at http://visit.covid.is/ before departure.

    Internal restrictions:

    Gatherings up to 50 people are allowed provided that participants maintain at least a two-metres distance between each other. Universities and secondary education institutions are closed.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    From 15 June, inbound travellers are expected to be given a choice between a two-week quarantine or being tested for the virus upon arrival, or otherwise proving that they are free of coronavirus infection. Details of the implementation are still emerging.

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    15.06.2020
  • Iceland 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Iceland.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland;
    – passengers with a British passport;
    – passengers with a residence permit issued by a Schengen Member State;
    – family members of nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland and of British nationals;
    – diplomats;
    – health and care workers traveling on duty;
    – humanitarian aid workers;
    – international organizations personnel;
    – passengers that require international protection;
    – passengers traveling on family emergencies;
    – members of armed forces traveling on duty.
    2. Passengers traveling through Iceland on their way to another Schengen Member State must have a written confirmation of their permission to enter the other Schengen Member State.
    3. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Faeroe Islands or Greenland.
    Effective 15 June 2020:
    Passengers are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test or quarantine for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Faeroe Islands or Greenland.

    Internal restrictions:

    Gatherings up to 50 people are allowed provided that participants maintain at least a two-metres distance between each other. Universities and secondary education institutions are closed.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    From 15 June, inbound travellers are expected to be given a choice between a two-week quarantine or being tested for the virus upon arrival, or otherwise proving that they are free of coronavirus infection. Details of the implementation are still emerging.

    Read more
    12.06.2020
  • Iceland 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Iceland.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland;
    – passengers with a British passport;
    – passengers with a residence permit issued by a Schengen Member State;
    – family members of nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland and of British nationals;
    – diplomats;
    – health and care workers traveling on duty;
    – humanitarian aid workers;
    – international organizations personnel;
    – passengers that require international protection;
    – passengers traveling on family emergencies;
    – members of armed forces traveling on duty.
    2. Passengers traveling through Iceland on their way to another Schengen Member State must have a written confirmation of their permission to enter the other Schengen Member State.
    3. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Faeroe Islands or Greenland.
    Effective 15 June 2020:
    Passengers are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test or quarantine for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Faeroe Islands or Greenland.

    Internal restrictions:

    Gatherings up to 50 people are allowed provided that participants maintain at least a two-metres distance between each other. Universities and secondary education institutions are closed.

    Relaxation of restrictions
    From 15 June, inbound travellers are expected to be given a choice between a two-week quarantine or being tested for the virus upon arrival, or otherwise proving that they are free of coronavirus infection. Details of the implementation are still emerging.

    Read more
    08.06.2020
  • Iceland

    International restrictions:

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Iceland.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland;
    – passengers with a British passport;
    – passengers with a residence permit issued by a Schengen Member State;
    – family members of nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland and of British nationals;
    – diplomats;
    – health and care workers traveling on duty;
    – humanitarian aid workers;
    – international organizations personnel;
    – passengers that require international protection;
    – passengers traveling on family emergencies;
    – members of armed forces traveling on duty.
    2. Passengers traveling through Iceland on their way to another Schengen Member State must have a written confirmation of their permission to enter the other Schengen Member State.
    3. Passengers allowed to enter are subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Faeroe Islands or Greenland.

    Internal restrictions:

    Gatherings up to 50 people are allowed provided that participants maintain at least a two-metres distance between each other. Universities and secondary education institutions are closed.

    Relaxation of restrictions
    From 15 June, inbound travellers are expected to be given a choice between a two-week quarantine or being tested for the virus upon arrival, or otherwise proving that they are free of coronavirus infection. Details of the implementation are still emerging.

    Read more
    02.06.2020
  • Iceland

    International restrictions:

    All travellers, except from Faroe Islands and Greenland, arriving in Iceland will now have to self-quarantine for 14 days until further notice. Passengers arriving will have to fill out a Public Health Passenger Locator form and present it at border inspection and they will need to have an address where they will quarantine. Professionals and others travelling to Iceland for work may be eligible for modified quarantine. Foreign nationals are banned from entering the country until at least 15 June, except for EU/EEA, EFTK and UK nationals. This excluded essential travel: airport transit, health and care workers on professional travel, transportation crew (airlines and freighters), individuals requiring international protection, individuals travelling because of acute family incidents and diplomats, international organisation staff, members of armed forces traveling to Iceland for duty, and humanitarian aid workers. Foreign Nationals covered by the travel restriction, who need to travel to a Schengen Member State through Iceland for any of the above-mentioned purposes, are advised to contact the Member State they are travelling to for a written confirmation of their permission to enter the respective state. Without such confirmation, such Foreign nationals cannot be authorised to enter the Schengen Area in Iceland. Authorities decided to introduce temporary border controls within the Schengen area until 15 June.

    Internal restrictions:

    Gatherings up to 50 people are allowed provided that participants maintain at least a two-metres distance between each other. Universities and secondary education institutions are closed. Relaxation of restrictions From 15 June, inbound travellers are expected to be given a choice between a two-week quarantine or being tested for the virus upon arrival, or otherwise proving that they are free of coronavirus infection. Details of the implementation are still emerging.

    Read more
    21.05.2020
  • Iceland

    International restrictions:

    All travellers, except from Faroe Islands and Greenland, arriving in Iceland will now have to self-quarantine for 14 days until further notice. Passengers arriving will have to fill out a Public Health Passenger Locator form and present it at border inspection and they will need to have an address where they will quarantine. Professionals and others travelling to Iceland for work may be eligible for modified quarantine. Foreign nationals are banned from entering the country until at least 15 June, except for EU/EEA, EFTK and UK nationals. This excluded essential travel: airport transit, health and care workers on professional travel, transportation crew (airlines and freighters), individuals requiring international protection, individuals travelling because of acute family incidents and diplomats, international organisation staff, members of armed forces traveling to Iceland for duty, and humanitarian aid workers. Foreign Nationals covered by the travel restriction, who need to travel to a Schengen Member State through Iceland for any of the above-mentioned purposes, are advised to contact the Member State they are travelling to for a written confirmation of their permission to enter the respective state. Without such confirmation, such Foreign nationals cannot be authorised to enter the Schengen Area in Iceland. Authorities decided to introduce temporary border controls within the Schengen area until 15 June.

    Internal restrictions:

    Gatherings of up to 50 people are allowed since 4 May, provided that participants maintain at least a two-metres distance between each other. The measure is expected to last until 1 June. Universities and secondary education institutions are closed. However primary and pre-schools remain open.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    From 15 June, inbound travellers are expected to be given a choice between a two-week quarantine or being tested for the virus upon arrival, or otherwise proving that they are free of coronavirus infection. Details of the implementation are still emerging.

    Read more
    18.05.2020
  • Iceland 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Iceland.
    This does not apply to nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland.
    This does not apply to passengers with a British passport.
    This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued by a Schengen Member State.
    This does not apply to:
    – family members of nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland and of British nationals;
    – diplomats;
    – health and care workers traveling on duty;
    – humanitarian aid workers;
    – international organizations personnel;
    – passengers that require international protection;
    – passengers traveling on family emergencies;
    – members of armed forces traveling on duty.
    2. Passengers listed in above exemptions who intent to travel through Iceland on their way to another Schengen Member State must have a written confirmation of their permission to enter the other Schengen Member State.
    3. Passengers who are allowed to enter will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

    International restrictions:

    All travellers arriving in Iceland will now have to self-quarantine for 14 days until further notice. Passengers arriving will have to fill out a Public Health Passenger Locator form and present it at border inspection and they will need to have an address where they will quarantine.
    Foreign nationals are banned from entering the country until at least 15 May, except for EU/EEA, EFTK and UK nationals.
    Authorities decided to introduce temporary border controls within the Schengen area until 15 May.

    Internal restrictions:

    Gatherings of up to 50 people are allowed since 4 May, provided that participants maintain at least a two-metres distance between each other. The measure is expected to last until 1 June.
    Universities and secondary education institutions are closed. However primary and pre-schools remain open.

    Internal restrictions:

    Events gathering more than 20 people are banned until at least 4 May.

    Read more
    09.05.2020
  • Source US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Re-open Europe/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    Government of Iceland/
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