Iceland off the US red list
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, has included Iceland as unsafe to travel to on the 8th of August, when covid cases have been on a rise. Despite a significant drop in the number of infections since then, Iceland remained unjustly on the list until yesterday.
Currently, Iceland is in a third out of four danger categories. Travellers are advised to review their travel plans accordingly to daily numbers of covid cases, but it is noted that likelihood of infection is smaller for vaccinated individuals.
“All of the decisions that aim at easing or abandoning limitations are naturally positive. We hope that it will result in an increase in demand, though we still have strict regulations at the borders” said Bjarnheiður Hallsdóttir, the Chairman of the Icelandic Tourism Association.