And so it begins. Iceland opens tomorrow without restrictions, to all vaccinated travellers.

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Iceland has announced that as of tomorrow, all vaccinated travellers, regardless of origin, will be allowed to visit without any restrictions.

Travellers need to show one of the following:

certificate of full vaccination against COVID

or

certificate of previous COVID infection

Of course, here in Canada, the vast majority of us do not even have our first vaccination shot yet, nevermind being fully vaccinated.

Iceland is asking the the certificate of vaccination to contain the following info:

Passport number
The vaccine name
The batch lot and number
The date(s) of vaccination

From what I’ve seen here in Canada, the piece of paper you receive as proof of vaccination certainly won’t have your passport number on it. It remains to be seen whether Iceland will relax the rules on this.

Travellers who can provide proof of a previous COVID-19 infection will also be allowed to enter freely.

Icelandair has been scheduling non-stop flights from Toronto (YYZ) to Reykjavik (KEF) throughout the pandemic, but have not actually flown any. Currently they are scheduled to restart on May 2nd. I think it’s unlikely they will actually resume by then. Air Canada no longer has their flights to KEF on their schedule at all.

Canadians need to have a clear idea of what the restrictions will be for the vaccinated when they arrive back in Canada before booking anything. So far, the federal government has not given any indication of what we will be doing with the vaccinated travellers.

Links with more info:

https://www.icelandair.com/blog/iceland-is-open-faq/

Icelandic government announcement

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