As Iceland’s vaccination rates continue to soar, the government has decided to lift all COVID-related restrictions at the border and within the country.
As of midnight on Saturday, June 26 both visitors and residents of Iceland are no longer required to wear face masks, social distance, or limit the number of attendees at gatherings.
Additionally, starting July 1 vaccinated travelers who submit valid vaccination certificates or certificates of prior infections will not need to be tested at the border. Children born after 2005 and fully vaccinated travelers will also no longer be required to present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. Only travelers with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency will qualify for this change in regulations.
“We are regaining the kind of society which we feel normal to live in and we have longed for,” Iceland’s Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir said in an announcement on Friday,