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Is it safe to visit Iceland?
Yes. The Icelandic Directorate of Health has been doing a great job during these difficult times and the country has only had very few new cases in the last months. Masks are required in most places in Iceland and hand sanitizers are there for the common use. One of the top priorities of Troll Expeditions has always been the safety of our travelers and our team has been doing a great job dealing with the pandemic.
Who can travel to Iceland?
From EU / Schengen Area: As Iceland is part of the Schengen Area, visitors from that area are allowed to travel to Iceland while undertaking a double screening process and 5-days quarantine upon arrival or skip the screening/quarantine with a valid proof of vaccination or prior infection.
From outside EU / Schengen Area: from the 6 April 2021, the Icelandic government announced that all those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed to travel to Iceland without being subject to border measures, such as testing and quarantine. This exemption will apply equally to everyone who can provide proof of a full vaccination with a vaccine that has been certified for use by the European Medical Agency and the Chief Epidemiologist of Iceland.
This exemption also applies to those who can provide a valid proof of prior infection. Documentation on prior infections must be in accordance with the requirements defined by the Chief Epidemiologist of Iceland.
What you need before traveling to Iceland in 2021:
- Before traveling to Iceland you’re required to fill out a pre-registration form that you can find at www.covid.is/english. The form asks you to provide your contact details and travel information to make testing at the airport faster and easier.
- Perform a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of your time of departure to Iceland to present at the plane boarding and the Icelandic border.
When entering Iceland:
- Upon entering Iceland, non-vaccinated visitors will need to go into the system of double screening: passengers will have to submit to a new PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-days quarantine at a hotel or private accommodation and a second PCR test before leaving quarantine.
- Visitors to Iceland will also be encouraged to install Iceland’s official contact tracing app Rakning C-19.
- Those who provide a valid proof of having been vaccinated against COVID-19 are not required to provide a PCR test prior to boarding and are also exempt from screening and quarantine measures at the border. The same applies to those who can provide proof of prior infection.
What measures is Troll taking against the Virus to protect their travelers?
It has always been a part of our process to sanitize and keep our cars and gear clean but since this started we have updated all processes for this to make sure everything is clean and safe when our clients arrive. Hand sanitizers are available on our buses and meeting points for all our clients and our guides use it before and after the tours.
All buses and gear is disinfected between tours.
We follow all the guidelines from the health officials to do our part in fighting this pandemic so our travelers can be safe to enjoy their trips to Iceland. If someone in the tour group starts to feel sick or show symptoms the guide will make sure all guidelines from the Icelandic Directorate of Health and keep all travelers informed of any steps that need to be taken in that case.
Will the tour I have booked be operated?
We have updated all availability for our tours for this spring and summer and the tours listed as available will be operated as planned. If you have already booked and are not sure if your tour will operate feel free to to send us an email at [email protected] and our team will be happy to assist.
Troll has always had a very flexible cancellation policy and will of course do what is possible to assist our clients in case of issues with their trips, you can read the conditions here https://troll.is/terms-and-conditions/ and as always be in touch with our team at [email protected] if you need any further information.