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COVID-19 Iceland

-News from kuku crew  -  2/07/2020

 Kuku Campers is standing strong during those uncertain times, and will continue to do so!

We are open as normal 8am till 6pm Monday to Sunday, Woop woop !

Also we are here to update you on all the information regarding COVID-19 and travel in Iceland.


Travelling to Iceland

As of 15th June  the Government of Iceland has decided to start easing travel restrictions for travelers from EU & Schengen area .

via GIPHY

Iceland will soon enough lift restrictions to fifteen states outside the EU & Schengen Area :)

The following states will be exempt from travel restrictions to Iceland once new regulations come into effect:

Algeria
Australia
Canada
Georgia
Japan
Montenegro
Morocco
New Zealand
Rwanda
Serbia
South Korea
Thailand
Tunisia
Uruguay
China (subject to confirmation of reciprocity)

The list of countries will be reviewed at least every 2 weeks, so we just have to be patient :)


What does it mean for you ?

It means you will be able to come to Iceland and do your dream camper trip !

However, it is true you will be presented with 2 options when you arrive on the land of fire and ice:

  1. Go into quarantine for 14days – you do not want that...
  2. Get tested at the airport by a PCR-test for COVID-19 

#Prove that you are clear from Covid - unfortunately this option has been reviewed and cancelled. Only those who have been diagnosed and treated in Iceland can enter the country without tests or quarantine.


How will the testing look like at the airport?

The COVID-19 test at the airport will be free of charge until the end of June. And it has been estimated that a maximum of 2000 samples can be analysed per day. Impressive !

From the 1st of July, unfortunately you will need to pay for the test. The cost will be 9,000 ISK which is around €58, but only if you pre book the test. you can do that when you are filling up the registration form ! If the test is not pre paid the price is 11,000 ISK which is around €70.

Good news for anyone who is 15 years old or below, you don't need to be tested at the airport !


Where will the test be done & how long do I have to wait for result

The test will be done at Keflavik airport :) After the test is done and you have your bags, you are allowed to leave!

We have noted that the testing at the airport is going smoothly and no major delays have been caused by it, which is great news !

The results will be given within 24h. You will receive the result through the app ( Rakning C-19) or via sms. If you will be tested positive you will receive a phone call. The lovely people on the other line will notify you of the next step you need to take.

So please make sure you fill up the form well and  that  they have correct details !  ....what form you ask? keep on reading !


Before Departure from your country 

Before you leave your country and get on the plane to us you have to go on covid.is page . You will be required to fill up a pre-registration form, where you will provide some personal data and contact information, flight information. The form also requires you to state your health and which country you are coming from and if you have been sick. 

You will be asked to download  App Rakning C-19 for the duration of your stay in Iceland as it contains all the information you need !

Also you will be asked to take precautionary measures to protect yourself and others, like handwashing, use of sanitiser, and the two meter distancing guidelines :)

Here is a little workout for you!  We all have been doing it past few months....



Restrictions in Iceland

Restrictions valid as of 25th May 2020 until 5th July 2020

- Ban on gatherings more the 500 people

- Maintaining of safe distance, 2 meters from other people whenever practicable

***psssss.....there is a rumor that on the 5th July ban on gatherings will be lifted in Iceland! 

Allowed Activities

- Bars and game rooms. All open my friends, but there is a limit on the amount of people. Drink fast as they close by 11pm.

- Public swimming pools are open, no restrictions. But try to keep the 2m rule where possible! 

- Gyms are open and allowing half the maximum permitted number to enter the facility 

- Healthcare services are all open 

- Museums, beauty salons and any other similar services are all open.

- Campsites are open too, so no need to stress you will have a place to park your camper