As of May 17th, 2021, Brits will be allowed to travel to Iceland with no need to quarantine! So if the magical northern lights, relaxing Blue Lagoon and majestic Golden Circle hasn’t already tempted you to visit Iceland this year, we’re certain this news will…
What is the ‘Green List’?
While international travel from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland is currently illegal without a permitted reason, overseas tourism will be back on the cards from Monday 17 May, with a traffic light system set to highlight the which counties are safest and which require no quarantine on return to the UK. On Friday 7 May, Grant Shapps confirmed that 12 countries will make the list, saying that the decisions have been 'necessarily cautious' to prevent an increase in Covid cases in the UK.
What countries are on the ‘Green List’?
Currently, the Green List includes Iceland, Portugal, Gibraltar, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei, and the Faroe Islands, plus several small remote islands that are British Overseas Territories.
Do you have to quarantine travelling to ‘Green List’ countries?
No! That’s the beauty of choosing Iceland for your 2021 summer destinations. Arrivals from green countries will have to have taken a pre-departure COVID test and fill out a passenger locator form, however, will not have to quarantine or self-isolate.
Is Iceland safe to visit?
We can’t wait to welcome you all, visitors old and new, to Iceland for 2021. It’s been a long-time coming and I’m sure you are all just as excited as we are to explore the world again. As well as its stunning remote interior, breathtaking scenery and low density population, there are so many reasons Iceland should be your holiday destination this summertime. It’s not only one of the cleanest counties in the world but it has almost no crowds, small hotels and attractions so social distancing has never been a problem, and most of Iceland’s attractions are outdoors!