Iceland says travellers who had Covid-19 won't need to quarantine or get tested

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1st December, 2020 07:46:31 printer

Iceland says travellers who had Covid-19 won't need to quarantine or get tested

Travellers who head to Iceland will be exempt from the 14-day quarantine and Covid-19 testing rules - provided they can prove that they have already had the virus.

The Icelandic Government has announced that from December 10, any passengers arriving to the country will be exempt from border measures if they can provide proof of prior Covid-19 infection. (The exact documentation required will be listed out on www.covid.is ).

Travellers who haven't had Covid-19 will face existing border measures which include a choice between a 14-day quarantine period, or a double screening process which includes a five-day quarantine between a border test and a second test.

The current measures are expected to stay in place until February 1 2021.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland, said: "These measures are intended to limit the risk of infections getting into the country across the border.

"While we can never guarantee that all potential sources of future outbreaks can be stopped, it is prudent to aim to minimise this risk as much as possible. We are hopeful that the development of effective vaccines will allow us to review the border measures in the first weeks of the new year."

Passenger who opt for testing will need to pay 1SK 11,000 (approximately £62) for the border test, but the second test will be free.
However, the country's Ministry of Health has previously announced that for the period between December 1 2020 and January 31 2021, both tests will be free of charge for any travellers arriving into the country.

At the time of writing, the Foreign Office has added Iceland back on its list of travel corridors, meaning that any Brits returning from the country will not be required to quarantine.

Travel restrictions can be subject to change - if you are planning a trip you should always check the latest FCDO Iceland travel advice for any updates on entry requirements or further information you need to know.

 

Source: Mirror 


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