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Since midnight new, stricter regulations for travellers

27.07.2021 - 14:38
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 Mynd: Þórhildur Þorkelsdóttir - RÚV
Last week, the government introduced new measures where the travellers are required to show a negative SARS-CoV-2 certificate when entering the country.

This new regulation concerns everyone, including those fully vaccinated and with a certificate of previous COVID-19 infection. When boarding the plane, you need to show a negative PCR or rapid test which is not older than 72h.

Additionally, residents and those with a social or family network in Iceland, are asked to voluntarily undergo a test on arrival, even in case of the lack of symptoms. The test is free and may be booked on heilsuvera.is where “Recommended by the Directorate of Health” should be chosen as the reason for testing. It is possible to be either tested immediately on arrival or at other place of choice.

Those who are not vaccinated are additionally subject to two tests and a 5-day quarantine between them. In case of unvaccinated individuals only a PCR test is valid, not the rapid test. Children born in 2005 or later are not tested at the border. They are exempt from the obligation to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival. If a child travels with a person who is required to be quarantined, the child stays with them and is released from quarantine if the second test from the companion is negative. If the companion is exempt from double screening and quarantine, so is the child. A child travelling alone is neither tested nor needs to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival.

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