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Only vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccines approved by EMA or WHO can enter Iceland restriction-free

Christian Fernsby |
Iceland is the first European country that started granting COVID-19 certificates to its citizens vaccinated against COVID-19 and to permit restriction-free entry for other EU and Schengen Area citizens holding proof they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Topics: ICELAND   

However, for travellers from other EU and Schengen countries, just being vaccinated will not be enough in order to enter Iceland restriction-free, as Iceland has reserved this benefit only to those who have been vaccinated with one of the vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency or the World Health Organization.

According to the Icelandic government’s Directorate of Health, the only certificates accepted at the country’s points of entry for exemption from COVID-19 testing and quarantine are certificates of vaccination against COVID-19 if that fulfil the criteria set forth by Iceland’s Chief Epidemiologist.

These are the “certificates of vaccination from the EEA/EFTA-area with a vaccine authorized by the European Medicines Agency,” as well as “certificates from the World Health Organization (WHO) (the International Certificate of Vaccination or the Carte Jaune/Yellow Card) for vaccines the WHO has validated.”


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