Iceland and COVID-19
Like the rest of the world, Iceland Luxury couldn’t have predicted these odd and volatile times. Along with other industries across the globe, travel and hospitality services in Iceland has been significantly impacted by COVID-19. Iceland is now on the low end of the second wave of the pandemic. The people of Iceland are feeling more optimistic about the future and looking forward to the day when we can once again hug our friends and loved ones.
We might not know what the ripple effect is going to be for any of us, but if there’s anything we can be certain of, it’s that Icelanders unite in a crisis. Icelandic authorities have taken preventive steps to contain the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus in the country. As Iceland has few entry points and the lowest population density in Europe, the country has been able to move swiftly to identify, communicate with and, where necessary, quarantine locals and travelers alike.
Iceland’s borders have remained open to other EU and Schengen states throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but Iceland continues to implement the travel restrictions imposed for the Schengen Area. Passengers arriving in Iceland may choose either to submit to two screening tests for COVID-19, separated by five days’ quarantine until the results of the second test are known, or forego the border screening and spend 14 days in quarantine after arrival. Children born in or after 2005 are exempt from screening.
For more information on COVID-19 in Iceland, visit https://www.covid.is/english