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Vaccinated Travelers Can Enter Ecuador And Iceland Without Testing
Ecuador and Iceland are the latest countries to welcome vaccinated travelers.
International tourists who have received the COVID-19 vaccine may enter the destinations without having to test or quarantine. They are still expected to wear a face mask and observe social distancing guidelines while visiting.
Unvaccinated visitors are permitted to enter Ecuador, however they will need to show either a negative COVID-19 test result from within 72 hours of their departure, or proof of having recently recovered from COVID-19.
Unvaccinated travelers are not allowed to enter Iceland unless they are from Switzerland or the European Economic Area (EEA) and have preregistered. They will also be required to take two COVID-19 tests after arrival and quarantine for five days.
Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Iceland’s prime minister said, “The world has been through a lot in the past twelve months, and we are all hoping for a slow and safe return to normalcy.”
“This also includes the resumption of the opportunity to travel, which is valuable to culture, trade, and enterprise. The decision to apply border exemptions for vaccinated individuals to countries outside the EU/EEA area is a logical extension of our current policy.”