Iceland: COVID-19 Travel Bans & Travel RestrictionsUpdated on 09:54, May 12, 2021 UTC+8
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Entry into IcelandEntry prohibited
From April 27, 2021, foreign nationals are prohibited from entering Iceland. This policy does not apply to persons who fall into an exemption category. Additional exemptions apply to residents of countries and regions in the European Union, countries and regions associated with the Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City, provided such persons have not, within 14 days of their intended departure, spent more than 24 hours in any location where the 14-day incidence rate of COVID-19 exceeds 700 per 100,000 inhabitants. All persons must submit a preregistration form online prior to departure, install the "Rakning C-19" mobile application, and carry proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Upon arrival, such persons must undergo a PCR test followed by a 5-day quarantine and an additional PCR test. This policy does not apply to persons carrying proof they have completed a full COVID-19 vaccination regimen or proof they have fully recovered from a prior COVID-19 infection. More information is available at the following URL: https://www.logreglan.is/english/regarding-travel-restrictions-to-iceland-as-a-result-of-covid-19/
Returning to United StatesEntry prohibited
From May 4, 2021, foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. This policy provides limited exemptions for persons providing vital support for critical infrastructure, journalists, students, and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs.
All persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html
The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.