Fully Vaccinated U.S. Travelers May Now Visit Iceland
In what could soon become a model of pandemic international travel, Iceland announced earlier this month that it is now accepting fully vaccinated travelers from the United States.
Those with proof of a vaccination that has been approved by the European Medicines Agency, which includes Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson, may travel to Iceland without taking a COVID-19 test before departure (although you are required to take a rapid test upon arrival) or quarantining.
A COVID-19 test will still be required for entry back into the United States.
Airline Travel Demand
Shortly after the country’s decision was made, Delta announced it would be introducing a new Boston to Keflavík route beginning May 20. A spokesman for Delta declined to share booking data but said in general the market for leisure travel is increasing. At Icelandair, which also runs a Boston-Keflavik route, a spokesman said the airline is seeing strong demand from US travelers