Iceland free from all restriction

You’re here because you’re considering a trip to Iceland. You have an exciting, thrilling adventure ahead of you, but it’s perhaps not as carefree as travel used to be, before COVID-19. As tour operators who create joyful, exciting Iceland Day Tours, it is difficult for us to sometimes take a step back from the more inspirational tourism advice to discuss covid and its impact on travel. However, we want to do anything we can to support people planning to visit our unique island nation, so we decided to create a guide to all-things-covid, hopefully reassuring some readers while also offering enough information to help you plan ahead. If you have any follow-up questions for us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Reassurances About our Iceland Tours

Clean and Safe

Go to Joy Iceland is officially recognised as ‘Clean and safe’ by the Icelandic Tourist Board, according to new rigorous standards set out to ensure guests are kept as safe as possible. We are doing everything we can to ensure your safety.

Fair Cancellation and Rescheduling Policies

Things go wrong all the time and it’s not our guests’ fault. Plans change and sometimes travel is restricted. If you need to cancel, only the 10% confirmation fee from your booking is non-refundable, if you cancel 24 hours before departure. Cancellations received less than 24 hours prior to departure will be charged full price. And If we cancel your tour due to weather conditions or any other circumstances beyond our control you will always receive a full refund, this does not apply to customers that have joined the Northern lights tour.

COVID-19: Iceland lifting of all domestic restrictions and restrictions at the border

Minister of Health, Willum Thor Thorsson has decided that as of Friday 25 February 2022 all public restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be lifted, both domestically and at the border. Thereby all rules regarding limitations on social gatherings and school operations as well as the quarantine requirement for those infected by COVID-19 are removed. Additionally, no disease prevention measures will be in place at the border, regardless of whether individuals are vaccinated or unvaccinated. Read more about this on Iceland Monitor

At a government meeting today the Minister of Health presented his decision, based on the Chief Epidemiologist´s recommendation to the Minister regarding the lifting of restrictions. “We can truly rejoice at this turning-point, but nonetheless I encourage people to be careful, practice personal infection prevention measures and not to interact with others if they notice symptoms” said the Minister of Health.

In his memorandum The Chief Epidemiologist accounts the latest developments of the pandemic. Between 2100 and 2800 infections have been diagnosed daily but serious illness has not increased in the same manner. In his opinion the way out of this pandemic is a wide-spread herd immunity against COVID-19, i.e. an infection of up to 80% of the population. About 110 000 individuals have already been diagnosed with COVID-19 but it is estimated from antibody testing that the same number already has been infected without being diagnosed.