European Individual Chess Championship 2021 – border rules
To whom it may concern.
According to the decision of Icelandic authorities, the following rules will apply at the border and are valid until August 15th.
- If you are vaccinated with approved vaccination of EU/WHO or have certification of former infection there are no restrictions on traveling to Iceland and you don’t need a PCR-test to enter the country.More info here: https://www.covid.is/sub-categories/vaccination-and-antibodies
- If you are however not vaccinated nor have certification of a former infection you cannot enter without having PCR, take a test at the airport at arrival, and quarantine in Iceland for five days.
More info here: https://www.covid.is/sub-categories/risk-areas.
We are truly sorry for the inconvenience this may cause players.
If some players that were already registered would like to cancel his/her participation because of these rules – the organizers will of course refund the organizing fees and accommodation in official hotels.
Changes to these rules are expected around August 5th. The organizers are hoping that the travel restrictions will be eased.
If a 5-day quarantine is still obligatory upon arrival, then special quarantine hotels will be offered to stay at, free of cost for tournament participants and accompanying persons.
Icelandic Chess Federation