Iceland off the US red list

06.10.2021 - 14:42
epa08290420 Women arriving from Jamaica wear protective face masks outside the International terminal at Kennedy Airport in Queens, New York, USA, 12 March 2020. To limit the spread of the coronavirus, US President Trump banned most travellers from continental Europe to enter the United States with some limited exceptions.  EPA-EFE/PETER FOLEY
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It has been announced that Iceland will be taken off the red list of countries. So far American authorities recommend against non-essential travel to destinations mentioned there.

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.

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