EASY ENTRY TO ICELAND FOR VACCINATED VISITORS EXTENDED TO NON SCHENGEN COUNTRIES

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EASY ENTRY TO ICELAND FOR VACCINATED VISITORS EXTENDED TO NON SCHENGEN COUNTRIES


Iceland has not required those with immunity to undergo border measures. From 18 March this exemption will apply to citizens outside the Schengen area, including the UK and USA.

The Icelandic government has announced that all those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed to travel to Iceland without being subject to border measures,

such as testing and quarantine. Until now, this exemption has only applied to those presenting certificates from the EU/EEA Area but will now apply equally to everyone who can provide proof of a full vaccination with a vaccine that has been certified for use by the European Medical Agency as well as requirements defined by the Chief Epidemiologist of Iceland and Icelandic regulations. Certificates from the the World Health Organization (WHO) (the International Certificate of Vaccination or the Carte Jaune/Yellow Card) are also accepted for vaccines the WHO has validated.

The exemption also applies to those who can provide valid proof of prior infection. Documentation on prior infections must be in accordance with the requirements defined by the Chief Epidemiologist.

Iceland has announced that from 1 May it will use the ECDC risk assessment colour code at the border. From that time travellers from low-risk areas (green and yellow) will be exempt from quarantine measures if they present a negative PCR result at the border.

No one is at this time hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Iceland.

PRESS RELEASE C/O IAGTO