Iceland and its national carrier Icelandair simplify entry conditions from 27July 2021

27/07/2021 By Frederic Servieres

Iceland and its national carrier Icelandair welcome tourists with a simplified process to ensure the safety of its visitors and a memorable stress free stay. The official Icelandair website provides comprehensive guidelines to the new safety measures and lifting of previous restrictions. 

Can British and EU citizens travel to Iceland and what are the entry conditions? 

Yes, British citizens and in fact all nationalities are welcome, providing that they can provide proof of a full Covid vaccination certificate (two doses except for Johnson&Johnson which only requires one dose) ) or a Recovery Certificate. Click here for more information.  What do I need on my certificate of vaccination or previous infection?  

Do British and EU visitors need a negative test prior to departure? 

Yes, since 27 July, a negative PCR or antigenic test taken no more than 72 hours before boarding their Icelandair flight must be presented For more information, click here  Do I need a negative COVID-19 test to board a flight to Iceland? 

Do British and EU visitors need to be tested on arrival in Iceland or self-isolate?

From July 27, these are no longer required as long as they can prove that they have been fully vaccinated or recovered from Covid. As an extra precautionary measure, Iceland residents are encouraged to be tested on arrival, even if they are asymptomatic   

For more information on entry conditions into Iceland and flying with Icelandair, visit the official Icelandair UK site here

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Author: Frederic Servieres (5 posts) 

Frederic was raised in Paris and in the UK, where he graduated from the University of London with a bachelor degree in history and politics. He has 15 years of experience in the travel industry, focusing on business development, feasibility studies and market expansion. He has travelled all over the world, combining his passion for new thrills with his love of food. languages and literature.He is currently responsible for the expansion of OTT in French speaking markets.