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Anxious to travel to Iceland.

My wife and I have been planning to travel to Iceland for about two years or more. The big question I have is this: given the current world travel situation, will the U.S.A. let us back in after our trip? We are thinking of booking the direct flight near the end of May or beginning of June. Initially we had wanted to take a 14 day cruise from Amsterdam that went up to Norway and then around Iceland. That is very doubtful now, so a flight directly to Iceland may be our only choice. We are holding back on the hope the flight to France and then the cruise might still be possible. We've not been to our house in rural France in close to two years, but it is being well looked after by various friend over there. At the moment we are told our Peugeot will not start, but we believe our friends over there will have it sorted out soon. Any thoughts or facts would be appreciated.

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6619 posts

Do some browsing here in the Iceland forum, including this current thread. You'll need to have been vaccinated to enter Iceland, and you'll need a negative Covid test to re-enter the US. You can get the test in Iceland.

Posted by
496 posts

Surely with your State Department having a level 3 alert you're unlikely to get insurance cover? Are there even flights? Research the trip all you like but I'd book nothing that's not fully refundable until those alerts change

Posted by
10289 posts

Returning to the States is very easy. The US requires only a quick antigen test to return; you don’t need the more cumbersome PCR. Those are available at many pharmacies and many departure airports, but you need to check the Icelandic airport specifically. I returned to the US in February and the requirements haven’t changed since then.

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2976 posts

Bets, did you have to quarantine 5 days when you arrived in Iceland? Is so, what was that like? Could you go for walks or did you have to stay in solitary confinement, like in the movies?

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Big Mike: I flew to France in September and rules were different. I don’t know what Iceland requires now, seven months later.

The OP said his big question was whether the US would let him back in. So that answer is yes, with an antigen test, unless rules change.

Posted by
15536 posts

What passport are you traveling under? If U.S., no problem getting back in. If French, you will have to show proof of residency.

As of now, you will need a Covid-19 test to get back into the U.S. regardless of which passport you travel under

Numerous airlines are either flying now or will be within a month or so. And yes, you can get insurance.

To get into Iceland without having to quarantine, you will need to show proof that you are fully vaccinated or have had Covid-19.

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2142 posts

Regarding purchasing insurance, yes you can. I did just that a couple weeks ago after we booked our tickets for August. We always need medical insurance when we are out of the country as ours does not cover us outside of the US. I was able to purchase trip insurance that also covers Covid.

As for May or June for traveling, personally I would wait a bit unless you are just wanting to stay on the southern end. If you are wanting to do a ring road trip, I would push it out to July or so, but that is just my opinion of course.