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Iceland Opens Borders to Vaccinated Travellers from Outside Europe

Travellers from outside Europe can now visit Iceland if they can present a valid certificate confirming they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have antibodies to the disease. Iceland first closed its borders to travellers outside the EEA/EFTA in late March of 2020. It loosened restrictions on travellers from a handful of countries that summer, later tightening them again as the pandemic picked up speed across the globe.

Vaccinated travellers and travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 are still required to undergo one COVID-19 test upon arrival to Iceland, as data has shown they may still carry and transmit the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Both groups are exempt from the five-day quarantine required of all other travellers entering Iceland from abroad as well as the follow-up test administered five days after arrival.

Read more about the requirements for travel to Iceland in 2021 post COVID-19.

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