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Travellers Without Negative COVID Test Could Face Fine

Travellers arriving in Iceland must produce evidence of a negative COVID-19 test. RÚV reports that this requirement applies to both Icelanders and foreign nationals, regardless of vaccination status. Those who cannot produce proof of a negative COVID test taken could face a fine of up to ISK 100,000 [$810; €682] upon arrival in the country.

The imposition of fines follows in the wake of new governmental regulations issued earlier this month, which require airlines to inspect COVID test and vaccination certificates prior to boarding for all international flights.

Per the government’s website, as of July 27, all passengers—including vaccinated individuals and those who can furnish proof of a prior COVID-19 infection—”must present a negative PCR or antigen (rapid) test that is no more than 72 hours old before departure to Iceland.”

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