Iceland’s travel rules have changed as the country scraps Covid testing and vaccination requirements to welcome all tourists back for holidays by 2022
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Iceland has reopened to all tourists for the first time since March 2020 and joins the list countries Britons can visit without Covid testing.
Until now, the country has only opened its doors to people who have been fully vaccinated against Covid. However, as of today (February 25), the holiday hotspot has dropped all Covid restrictions, both for foreign and domestic travel.
The country has scrapped all its Covid travel rules and is now welcoming all visitors back regardless of their vaccination status, meaning Britons will not need testing or funding. vaccination if they want to go and explore Iceland’s most beautiful places.
It’s not the only country that won’t require a Covid test or proof of vaccinations for the holidays; Mexico and Costa Rica also apply similar border rules.
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Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2 said of the news: “This is a huge step towards normalcy for international travel as it represents a country that says travel is back as it was. before the pandemic.
“We applaud the Government of Iceland for taking the lead in reopening international travel and we are confident that other countries will follow. We have seen very high demand for flights and flights. going to Iceland and we expect that demand to increase even more following this extremely positive news.”
Several countries have relaxed their travel rules in recent months. For example, Greece, Portugal, France and Belgium all apply Covid testing rules to vaccinated travelers, although some testing rules have already been applied to those who have not. injected twice. (Meanwhile, we’ve put together a guide to France’s complicated vaccine rules this confuses some travelers!).
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The British were also motivated when Spain announced that they would Easy rules for unvaccinated children ages 12 and up, so they can visit the holidays with their vaccinated parents and guardians.
Not just in Europe, where restrictions are being eased. Vietnam recently announced the plan welcome back to those on vacation three months earlier than planned, while Australia began welcoming back tourists this month, including Britons.
Meanwhile, New Zealand has revealed a phased reopening of its borders. Under the ‘step four’ of this scheme, which the government says will take place ‘no later than July’, tourists and business travelers who can normally enter New Zealand without a visa will again. can travel – and this would apply to the majority of Britons.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/europe/iceland-scraps-covid-travel-rules-26330164 Iceland removes all Covid travel rules for tourists regardless of vaccination status