Iceland has done well in its efforts to fight the pandemic. Currently, over 90% of the population aged 16 and over have been fully vaccinated.
All local Covid related restrictions were lifted on 26. June as the vast majority of people had been vaccinated and almost no active infections were in the country. Measures remained at the boarder but were quite open and welcoming.
In the second half of July the Delta variant of the virus made it to Iceland and a new wave started.
The Icelandic government implemented new restrictions that are still in place and we do not expect them to be lifted until sometime after Reykjavik Bear. Luckily, the restrictions are not to cumbersome and they do not affect our event to harshly. The main thing that limits us is the restriction on bars and venues that limits opening hours to 23.00 and the last guests to leave before midnight and the total number of guests at a time to 100. Furthermore some of the restrictions include:
- A general gathering ban of no more than 200 people.
- Masks are required in many indoor spaces.
- People will be required to maintain a distance of one metre between one another.
- Opening hours for restaurants, clubs and pubs will have to end at 23:00, with the last person required to leave before midnight.
- Pools and gyms will be limited to 75% of their maximum capacity.
Additionally, there are restrictions at the boarder that require travelers, even vaccinated people to have a pcr test before travel and possibly more on arrival. Unvaccinated travelers can expect to be mandated to go into a five day quarantine at a designated quarantine hotel. Keep checking covid.is for updates on these restrictions as they have changed often lately.
For further information on travel restrictions to Iceland please refer to covid.is. This is the official Covid-19 information page from the government of Iceland. There you can find information on all things related to Covid-19 and links to other relevant websites. Please check the site often since travel restrictions and covid related rules have changed often.
This page was last updated on 12. August 2021.