02/04/20 Launch of the Covid tracing app 'Rakning C-19'. 11/02/2022: quarantine was abolished on 11 February 2022.
Self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to PCR.
COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Iceland. Travellers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result.
On 25 January 2021; Iceland announced the introduction of COVID-19 Digital vaccine certificates. Those presenting such a certificate are exempt from official border restrictions and are therefore not obliged to undergo a screening. From 18 March 2021; the exemption from border measures for vaccinated individuals is extended to non-Schengen countries. Iceland has announced that from 1 May it will use the ECDC risk assessment colour code at the border. From that time travellers from low-risk areas (green and yellow) will be exempt from quarantine measures if they present a negative PCR result at the border. Since 16 February; a negative PCR test is required prior to departure when travelling to Iceland. Additionally; a PCR test is mandatory at the border followed by a five-day quarantine and a second test. Vaccinated individuals and those with prior infection are exempt from the measures. Travel to Iceland from outside the EEA/Schengen area is still restricted. However; on March 26 a government regulation will come into effect that allows non-essential travels to Iceland from outside the EEA/Schengen-area for passengers who can provide valid proof of vaccination or prior infection; in addition to those on essential business. Between 1 and 30 April; border measures will also apply to children; who have previously been exempt from such measures. Changes will take effect on 1 April and will affect children and those traveling from areas that are classified as dark red or grey by the ECDC (where the 14-day incidence rate exceeds 500 or insufficient data is available). Children will be tested and required to quarantine (some exceptions exist). Passengers from certain defined risk zones shall stay in quarantine or isolated in a quarantine facility between the first and the second test. Clearer requirements are made for home quarantine; regarding housing and rules of conduct. Those who are unable to stay in a home quarantine that fulfils the requirements will need to stay at a quarantine facility. However; no fee shall be collected for the stay. This is among the stipulations of a new regulation issued by the Minister of Health that entered into force on the 9th of April and is based on recommendations from the Chief Epidemiologist. A new regulation by the Minister of Health on quarantine and isolation and COVID-19 testing at the Icelandic border will take effect on Tuesday 27 April. The regulation introduces obligation for arriving passengers to stay in a quarantine facility if they come from countries with high infection rate of COVID-19 as defined by the regulation. The Icelandic authorities will regularly issue a list of high-risk countries; which will be updated as needed. From 10 May; passengers arriving from a country or region where the incidence rate of infection is 700 or higher; must unconditionally quarantine in a quarantine facility. Passengers arriving from a country where the incidence rate of infection is between 500-699 and the ratio of positive samples is lower than 5% are required to quarantine in a quarantine facility but can apply for an exemption from the requirement.; 01/10/2021 Unvaccinated travellers must undergo a five day quarantine following testing; and to undergo a PCR test at the end of the quarantine period.; 27/11/2021 According to Icelandic Regulations; all travellers who have stayed for more than 24 hours over the last 14 days in the high-risk areas (Botswana; Eswatini; Lesotho; Mozambique; Namibia; South Africa; Zimbabwe) need to fill out a pre-registration form before arrival to Iceland and must undergo PCR testing at the border upon arrival in the country and then stay in quarantine until the results are available from a second PCR test performed 5 days after arrival. Those who have no ties to Iceland must also present a negative COVID-test that is not older than 72 hours at boarding. Children born 2016 and later are exempted from these rules.; 25/02/2022 All public restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be lifted; both domestically and at the border.;
01/07/21 Quarantine rules changed so that those who have been vaccinated; or have a history of previous infection; do not have to quarantine. ; 29/10/21 Amended rules on quarantine and isolation take effect. Isolation may be shortened to up to 7 days if certain conditions are met; but quarantine may be reduced to no less than 5 days.; 30/12/2021 With the change in regulations; the isolation of individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 is thus shortened to 7 days. If; on the other hand; the doctors of Landspítali's COVID-19 outpatient department consider it necessary to extend the isolation of an individual; they may do so.; 07/01/2022 Covid-19 cases; may attend work or school and obtain necessary services; such as health care; go to grocery stores and pharmacies and use public transport but it is not permitted to go to gatherings or places where more than 20 people gather; except in the context mentioned above; it is obliged to wear a mask in contact with everyone except those who are considered to be in close contact and the obligation to wear a mask also applies even if it is possible to keep a distance of two meters; it is not permitted to visit health care institutions; including nursing homes; without the special permission of the institution in question and finally they must avoid contact with persons at increased risk of serious illness if they are infected with Covid-19. Restrictions according to the above rules do not end until the result of a PCR test taken on the fifth day of quarantine. If a person experiences symptoms of infection at any time during this five-day period; they should undergo a PCR test immediately. Quarantine time is never less than five days.; 25/02/2022 All public restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be lifted as well as the quarantine.;
Ill persons should be alone in isolation (others in the household can be in quarantine in the same place but should limit contact with the person in isolation). Isolation for 10 days after the fever has passed; 30/12/2021 The quarantine period for those who test positive with the virus will be shortened to seven days.; 07/02/2022: The isolation period for Covid-infected individuals will be shortened from 7 days to 5 days but the isolation period may still be extended if a doctor considers it necessary.; 25/02/2022 All public restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be lifted; as well as the quarantine requirement for those infected by COVID-19 is removed.;
06/03/20 the Chief Epidemiologist and the Civil Protection Department of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police declared the highest danger level and issued the rules for quarantine and isolation. ; 14/09/20 Quarantine shortened from 14 to 7 days. ; 01/07/21 Quarantine rules changed so that those who have been vaccinated; or have a history of previous infection; do not have to quarantine.
Self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to PCR.
All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.
Those who provide valid proof of having been vaccinated against COVID-19, are not required to provide a PCR-test prior to boarding and are also exempt from screening and quarantine measures at the border. The same applies to those who can provide proof of prior infection.
Iceland will continue to implement the EU/Schengen travel restrictions; which have now been extended until 1 July. EU; EFTA; and UK nationals will continue to be able to enter Iceland under the condition that they preregister and undergo either a test or a two-week quarantine upon arrival. All residents in Iceland who enter the country are obliged to self-isolate for 14 days; regardless of where they come from. Transportation crews (airlines and freighters) are exempt. Tourists are exempt. The Minister of Health has; in accordance with the proposal of the Chief Epidemiologist; changed the applicable rules on quarantine. With new rules; everyone who comes to Iceland must be quarantined for 14 days from arrival. The quarantine requirement applies to the arrival of people from countries that the epidemiologist defines as a high-risk area; which currently applies to all countries (Start date 24/04/2020). All travellers from risk areas to Iceland that enter the country are obligated to go into quarantine; regardless of duration of the intended stay in Iceland or purpose of the visit. On November 21st it was announced that the current border measures to limit the influx of COVID-19 infections will remain mostly unchanged until 1 February next year. These measures include a choice between a fourteen-day quarantine period or a double screening process; with a five-day quarantine required between a border test and a second test. However; as of 10 December; arriving passengers who have already recovered from a COVID-19 infection will exempt from border measures if they can provide proof of prior infection. As of January 13th; children born in 2005 or later will be required to go into quarantine along with their parents or guardians after entering Iceland under a new regulation. It will remain in force until 31 January.
Iceland will continue to implement the EU/Schengen travel restrictions; which have now been extended until 1 July. EU; EFTA; and UK nationals will continue to be able to enter Iceland under the condition that they preregister and undergo either a test or a two-week quarantine upon arrival. All residents in Iceland who enter the country are obliged to self-isolate for 14 days; regardless of where they come from. Transportation crews (airlines and freighters) are exempt. Tourists are exempt. The Minister of Health has; in accordance with the proposal of the Chief Epidemiologist; changed the applicable rules on quarantine. With new rules; everyone who comes to Iceland must be quarantined for 14 days from arrival. The quarantine requirement applies to the arrival of people from countries that the epidemiologist defines as a high-risk area; which currently applies to all countries (Start date 24/04/2020).
Residents in Iceland who have been travelling in China are encouraged to remain at home to 14 days after leaving China. Instructions for people in quarantine due to exposure or illness.
Icelandic residents travelling from Italy will be recommended to stay in quarantine for two weeks. This doesn't apply to foreign residents due to lack of resources (start date 01/03/2020).