Voluntary COVID-19 testing for passengers arriving in Iceland

15. júní 2020 16:30

Starting today, Monday 15 June, Iceland will offer voluntary testing for COVID-19 for passengers arriving in Iceland, as an alternative to a 14-day quarantine. At this time,  test results from other countries will not be accepted for exemption of quarantine.

This is the first step in a carefully managed process to open the country to the flow of international travel. Iceland boarders have remained open to citizens of other EU/EEA,    EFTA states and UK nationals throughout the COVID-19.
Iceland continues to implement the travel restrictions imposed for the Schengen Area which are currently in place until July 1st 2020.The travel restrictions apply to all Foreign Nationals other than EU/EEA, EFTA or UK Nationals, irrespective of whether they require visa to travel to Schengen Area or not

The current policy of testing every inbound visitor is under constant review. The government will pay for the tests for travellers arriving during the initial trial period until the end of June. From 1 July, a fee of ISK 15 000 (approx. EUR 100, USD 110, GBP 90) will be charged for those who elect to get tested (minors born 2005 and later are exempt from both testing and quarantine requirements). This fee is intended to cover the direct cost of the service. Further information can be found on the covid.is/english website

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