Great news for all tourists, who want to travel to Iceland in July: from now on all trips to Iceland will take place as planned. We are very proud and happy that Iceland is continuing to take great care of its residents and making sure to keep the Coronavirus under control.
Concerning tourists coming from the UK, we have even more good news: there is no need for UK residents to go into quarantine on their return from Iceland.
Update July 31, 2020:
- Gatherings of over 100 people will be banned, this applies to all public spaces and shops
- 2m distancing will be mandatory in public spaces and gatherings
- Wearing masks will be mandatory in places where 2m distancing is not possible
Update from the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration:
"As of June 15, passengers authorized to travel to Iceland can choose to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival or to go into quarantine for two weeks, according to a government announcement. At this time, test results from other countries will not be accepted for exemption of quarantine.
- Passengers are required to fill out a pre-registration form (available on www.covid.is) before departure to Iceland.
- Testing will be available at Keflavik airport and in Seydisfjordur (for passengers arriving on the Smyril Line).
- As of 1 July, passengers will be charged ISK 11 000* (approx. GBP 65) for a single test.
- Following the test, passengers can travel onward to their registered address (provided in their pre-registration form).
- Passengers can expect to receive their test results within 24 hours (you will only be contacted, if the test is positive, no contact is made if you are tested negative).
- Those who test positive will be offered to undergo further tests to determine whether they have an active infection. In the case of an active infection, the passenger must self-isolate.
- Children born in 2005 and later will be exempt from quarantine and screening requirements."
*passengers will be charged ISK 9 000 for a single test at pre-registration but ISK 11 000 if paid on arrival.
For more information please visit https://www.utl.is/index.php/en/about-directorate-of-immigration/news.
Furthermore, all tourists are requested to download the official Covid-19 tracing app "Rakning C-19" on their mobile phone, in order to trace all people/areas they have been in contact with if they catch the virus in Iceland. All data will be deleted before they leave the country again.
If you are looking for advice concerning the situation, please visit the ABTA website and take a look at their Coronavirus advice and Q&A: https://www.abta.com/news/coronavirus-outbreak.
If you have travelled from high-risk areas, and have cold-like symptoms, you should contact the Icelandic Health-line: 1700 (+354 544-4113 for foreign callers.)
For information about travel restrictions, please visit the official COVID-19 website of the Directorate of Health and The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management: https://www.covid.is/sub-categories/tourists.