Iceland opens its borders to those immunized by COVID-19 infection and to those completely vaccinated.

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The Icelandic authorities have introduced in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions that can be consulted at official website. Prohibition of travel to Iceland not applicable certain categories of people, including and Romanian citizens.

Prior to the trip to Iceland, each person must complete an electronic pre-registration form, which includes contact details, confirmation of the negative result of a PCR molecular test, address at which he will perform the quarantine measurement in Iceland and a health declaration. The form is available on the website: https://visit.covid.is/. Everyone is also encouraged to download the infection monitoring application Rakning C-19, available at https://www.covid.is/app/en. The application is used to send information about the negative results of tests performed at the border and to help track the spread of infections, if necessary.

Presentation of a negative PCR test for COVID-19

From 19 February 2021, all persons arriving in Iceland must present at the time of embarkation and on arrival a PCR-type molecular test with a negative result for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, performed no later than 72 hours prior to embarkation with destination Iceland, and if the flight is with a stopover, the period of validity shall be calculated from the time of embarkation for the first flight.

The test result must be written in one of the languages ​​English, Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, containing the name, surname and date of birth of the person tested (comparable to the travel document), date of collection, name and telephone number of the laboratory which performed the test.

The result of the examination will be pre-recorded electronically together with the necessary information before departure. Travelers from abroad who do not present a certificate of a negative PCR molecular test upon arrival in Iceland may be denied entry at the border.

From 24 February 2021, travelers arriving from abroad who do not have a negative PCR-type molecular test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection on arrival in Iceland will be fined ISK 100.000 (USD 786 / EUR 646). ). Persons with forged certificates will be charged with forgery, with imprisonment of up to 8 years.

Double testing in Iceland: at the entrance and on the 5th day. Isolation until test result 2.

The above measure is in addition to the current double testing system, which requires all passengers arriving in Iceland to undergo two tests for SARS-CoV-2 infection upon arrival in that state, being required to remain in quarantine until the last result is received. negative. The first test is performed at the entrance, at one of the border crossing points, and the second 5 days later. Children born after 2005 do not have to take a molecular PCR test with a negative result, but they must be quarantined for a period of 5 days.

Children born since 2005 who travel with their parents / guardians are quarantined with them. Children born since 2005 traveling alone must take a test after a period of 5 days of quarantine, the measure also applies to children traveling with parents / guardians who have exemption certificates. Children up to 2 years old are exempt from the test measure, but must carry out a period of 5 days quarantine. The quarantine measure shall be suspended if the persons concerned obtain a negative result on the second test performed for SARS-CoV-2 infection.

People with antibodies acquired after SARS-CoV-2 infection are exempted from testing and quarantine

Persons providing a certificate issued on the basis of a PCR or antibody molecular test performed in an EU / EFTA Member State that they have been infected and cured of infection with SARS-CoV-2 virus shall be exempted from the obligation to present a molecular PCR type test with a negative result, from the test and quarantine measure.

Persons providing valid proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 need not submit a PCR molecular test prior to boarding and are also exempt from border and quarantine testing.

Transit through Iceland

Passengers in transit, who do not enter the territory of Iceland, must not remain in quarantine and will not be tested for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection. Passengers in transit entering Iceland for a maximum period of 48 hours may remain in quarantine for the entire duration of their stay, without the need to be tested for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection.

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