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Amendment of regulation on the obligation to check COVID-19 certificates in connection with international flights

Please note that regulation no. 650/2021 has been amended with regulation nr. 961/2021, with effect from 1 September 2021.

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New measures at the border due to COVID-19

From 16 August a new regulation came into effect which stipulates that travellers with ties to Iceland must, despite presenting a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 or a certificate of previous infection, undergo either a rapid antigen test or a PCR test to diagnose COVID-19 in the next two days from arrival in the country. 

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COVID-19 test certificate required before departure to Iceland for vaccinated travellers and those with previous infection

As of 27 July, all vaccinated persons and those who present a certificate of a prior COVID-19 infection must present a negative PCR test or a negative rapid antigen test that is not older than 72 hours at departure to Iceland.

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The testing of children and people with vaccination certificates or certificates of prior infections will be stopped at Icelandic borders

The Minister of Health has decided to amend the disease prevention rules at the borders applicable as of the 1st of July to the 15th of August. The testing of children and people with vaccination certificates or certificates of prior infections will be stopped at Icelandic borders.

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