Is International Travel Allowed Yet?
Iceland set to re-open on June 15th and it is expected they will give travelers the choice between a test for the virus on arrival or a two-week quarantine, or otherwise proving that they are free of coronavirus infection. Exact requirements are still being developed but travelers will likely be required to download and use the official tracing app already in use by 40% of the population in Iceland. The app has been developed following the strictest privacy standards, with location data stored locally on the user’s device unless released for tracing purposes in case of an infection. Final details on the easing of quarantine requirements for travellers will be announced by the end of May. Read the full announcement here.
Keep in mind that the U.S. State Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have not rescinded or downgraded their travel warnings. The State Department’s global travel alert, first issued in March, is still in effect and the CDC still has its highest travel warning in effect for the United Kingdom, Ireland and most of Europe as well as China and Iran.
Spain is also preparing to reopen to international visitors in July. Read about Spain’s announcement here.
While this is by no means an exhaustive list, here’s an update on some other countries that are preparing to open. Update
To check entry requirements by destination, visit the U.S. State Department’s site travel.state.gov/destination.