Iceland Latest Travel Alerts and Warnings

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in Iceland – updated 15 May, 2020

From 24 April, there is a ban on travelers visiting from outside the EU and Schengen Area for a non-essential reason. From 15 May until 15 June, restrictions on entry have been relaxed slightly to allow a wider group of professionals arriving for work. Click here to find out who is eligible for modified quarantine upon arrival in Iceland.

Restrictions within Iceland are still in place. From 4 May, limits on social gatherings have been increased from 20 to 50 people, education facilities and some businesses will be allowed to reopen but must follow physical distancing guidelines.

Bars, nightclubs, swimming pools and gyms remain closed.

By 15 June, the Icelandic Government is hoping to ease restrictions on international arrivals. The exact measures are yet to be announced, but it is likely visitors will have to choose between a coronavirus (COVID-19) test or 14-days of self-isolation.

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