Earlier this month Iceland announced that it would be welcoming all international travelers, as long as they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — no quarantine or testing required. In response to that announcement, Delta is launching new routes from several major US cities to Iceland to satisfy the demand that will undoubtedly exist once a broader segment of the population gets their shots.
The new routes will start in May and include flights to Reykjavik from Boston Logan International Airport, New York City’s John Fitzgerald Kennedy International Airport, and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The JFK flights will begin May 1, the Boston flights will begin May 20, and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport flights will begin May 27, with one flight daily in each direction for all three US airports. All flights will arrive at Iceland’s Keflavík International Airport just outside the capital of Reykjavik.
To enter Iceland, travelers must prove that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. That means both doses (if two doses are required) of a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency, including Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson. Those who can prove they were previously infected with COVID-19 and have since recovered will also be allowed to enter the country without quarantine or testing. It’s important to note, however, that upon returning to the US travelers will be required to show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of their departure.