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What are the latest rules and do you need a Covid test to visit?

<p>The Blue Lagoon in Iceland</p> (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The Blue Lagoon in Iceland

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With its fjords, geothermal springs and frequent Northern Lights sightings, Iceland is top of the travel bucket-list for many holidaymakers.

On a normal year, the small island nation receives nearly two million tourists – more than five times its own population.

But 2020’s pandemic-induced travel restrictions have slashed that number. Iceland has so far managed to avoid mass contagion, with only 5,170 recorded cases of Covid-19 and 25 deaths.

The country has just been added to the UK’s list of travel corridors – but does that mean Brits are allowed to travel there?

Here’s everything you need to know.

Am I allowed to travel to Iceland from the UK?

Not from England or Wales, unless it’s for a limited range of “essential” reasons, including work and education. The former is currently under lockdown until 2 December, meaning all leisure travel is banned

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Royal Caribbean to look for volunteers to help test the new normal for cruises as the CDC’s ‘No Sail’ order is lifted

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The Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas docked in Miami in 2008. Lynne Sladky/AP
  • The US Center for for Disease Control and Prevention lifted its no-sail order on November 1, and Royal Caribbean will be looking for volunteers to embark on trial cruises.

  • These cruises are a way to test safety guidelines the CDC has put in place to allow ships to set sail again. 

  • Most cruise ships have been at dock since March, when the coronavirus pandemic halted all travel.

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Royal Caribbean is going to be looking for volunteers to experience the new style of cruising necessitated by pandemic-era restrictions, according to Travel + Leisure.

The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention officially lifted its no-sail order on November 1 after halting all cruises in March. But cruise ships won’t be able to return to normal, as the no-sail

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These states still require travelers to self-quarantine or present negative COVID-19 test results

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is no longer being updated. Please refer to the latest state quarantine information for travelers here

States are slowly beginning to open back up but that doesn’t mean travelers are free to come and go as they please just yet. USA TODAY has an update on the states that discouraged interstate travel by imposing 14-day quarantines on visitors and residents returning from other states. See which have lifted their quarantine orders and which require them.

Alaska

In Alaska, travelers arriving at state airports will be required to fill out a mandatory State of Alaska Travel Declaration Form and identify their “designated quarantine location,” which would be home for residents and a hotel room or rented lodging for visitors. 

The state’s mandate, issued in March and extended until June 2, requires travelers to go straight to their quarantine location from the airport and remain there for

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