Iceland To Welcome Tourists Who Had COVID-19 & Permit Them To Skip Quarantine

by Tania Tarafdar
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Are you planning a trip to Iceland? You will be able to skip the mandatory quarantine if you have the COVID-19 antibodies in your body. Yes, you heard that right. You do not have to quarantine in Iceland if you have previously been tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The new policy for travel to Iceland will come in effect from 10th December. Visitors will only have to submit a proof of their positive PCR test at least 14 days old or an antibody test from a European laboratory or epidemiologist in Iceland.

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Submit A Proof Of A Positive PCR Test To Skip Quarantine

You should exclusively provide a report of the PCR test as rapid tests are not acceptable. While this rule opens up the prospects to travel to Iceland, visitors from the U.S. are still not allowed for a quick vacation. U.S. citizens can apply for a long-term visa and stay for up to six months for the ultimate ‘work from nature’ experience. These rules are set to reduce the possible risk of infections from across the border. However, the rules will be reviewed with the development of an effective vaccine.

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Other Visitors Should Test Twice Upon Arrival

If you never had COVID and still wish you visit Iceland, you will either have to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival or get tested twice. The first test will happen once upon arrival and the second one after 5-6 days of quarantine. While you will be allowed to go for remote walks while quarantining, you cannot visit the tourist spots. Iceland has also closed its famous swimming pools, and masks have been made mandatory. Iceland’s Magical See-Through Bubble Lets You Sleep Under The Northern Lights.

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Do you have the COVID-19 antibodies? Then say yes to Iceland.

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