Iceland Amends Entry, Testing, and Quarantine Rules- All Must Test and Undergo Quarantine

Iceland has amended the country’s testing and quarantine rules from what was previously reported by, according to an announcement published by the Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The key takeaways from the new amendments are as follows:

Everyone must undergo COVID-19 testing at the border.

Every person arriving in Iceland must take a COVID-19 test upon arrival. This includes people who have been vaccinated against the virus and people who can prove prior infection.

Those holding the certificates of vaccination or prior infection must still undergo “home-based quarantine” until their negative test results come back.

Everyone must undergo quarantine after COVID-19 testing at the border.

Every person entering must undergo quarantine after their initial COVID-19 test when they arrive in Iceland. At the end of the quarantine period, each person will need to take another test and test positive.

Those with valid proof of vaccination or prior infection will still need to quarantine.

This includes children, with the exception of children traveling alone.

Some people must undergo quarantine in a “quarantine house.”

Anyone that has stayed in an area for more than 24 hours in the last 14 days where the 14-day infection rate is 500 infections per 100,000 residents will be obligated to undergo quarantine in a “quarantine house.”

Until 11 April 2021, stay at a quarantine house is free. After this date it will cost 10.000 ISK for each room including food. Multiple people can stay in the same room in the “quarantine house” for the same fee of 10.000 ISK.

People coming from areas that have infection rates of less than 500 infections per 100,000 residents will still be obligate dot undergo quarantine, however, will be allowed to quarantine in a private residence.

Leaving the place of quarantine during the quarantine period is prohibited.To be directed to the Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ full list of questions and answers regarding the new amendments, click this link.

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