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Airlines Updates
Published on 22.10.2021, Icelandair:

Icelandair talks with lessors to procure more 737 MAX aircraft for summer 2022.

Published on 24.08.2021, PLAY:

Iceland Startup Airline PLAY Plans Move Into U.S.

Published on 24.08.2021
Iceland Startup Airline PLAY Plans Move Into U.S.
Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidnikel/2021/08/23/iceland-startup-airline-play-plans-move-into-us/?sh=6fdad2ce213d
Published on 23.07.2021
Icelandair praises 737 Max performance as it ramps up operations for second half
Source: https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/icelandair-praises-737-max-performance-as-it-ramps-up-operations-for-second-half/144726.article
Published on 24.08.2021
Iceland Startup Airline PLAY Plans Move Into U.S.
Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidnikel/2021/08/23/iceland-startup-airline-play-plans-move-into-us/?sh=6fdad2ce213d
Published on 23.07.2021
Icelandair praises 737 Max performance as it ramps up operations for second half
Source: https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/icelandair-praises-737-max-performance-as-it-ramps-up-operations-for-second-half/144726.article
Published on 24.08.2021
Iceland Startup Airline PLAY Plans Move Into U.S.
Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidnikel/2021/08/23/iceland-startup-airline-play-plans-move-into-us/?sh=6fdad2ce213d
Published on 23.07.2021
Icelandair praises 737 Max performance as it ramps up operations for second half
Source: https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/icelandair-praises-737-max-performance-as-it-ramps-up-operations-for-second-half/144726.article
Published on 24.08.2021
Iceland Startup Airline PLAY Plans Move Into U.S.
Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidnikel/2021/08/23/iceland-startup-airline-play-plans-move-into-us/?sh=6fdad2ce213d
Published on 23.07.2021
Icelandair praises 737 Max performance as it ramps up operations for second half
Source: https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/icelandair-praises-737-max-performance-as-it-ramps-up-operations-for-second-half/144726.article
Published on 24.08.2021
Iceland Startup Airline PLAY Plans Move Into U.S.
Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidnikel/2021/08/23/iceland-startup-airline-play-plans-move-into-us/?sh=6fdad2ce213d
Published on 23.07.2021
Icelandair praises 737 Max performance as it ramps up operations for second half
Source: https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/icelandair-praises-737-max-performance-as-it-ramps-up-operations-for-second-half/144726.article
Published on 14.07.2021
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Published on 30.05.2021
Icelandair Ramps Up Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries With Three In One Week
Source: https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-boeing-737-max-deliveries-2/
Published on 03.05.2021
Icelandair looks to more MAX deliveries, strong second half.
Source: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/airlines-lessors/icelandair-looks-more-max-deliveries-strong-second-half
Published on 30.05.2021
Icelandair Ramps Up Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries With Three In One Week
Source: https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-boeing-737-max-deliveries-2/
Published on 03.05.2021
Icelandair looks to more MAX deliveries, strong second half.
Source: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/airlines-lessors/icelandair-looks-more-max-deliveries-strong-second-half
Published on 30.05.2021
Icelandair Ramps Up Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries With Three In One Week
Source: https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-boeing-737-max-deliveries-2/
Published on 03.05.2021
Icelandair looks to more MAX deliveries, strong second half.
Source: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/airlines-lessors/icelandair-looks-more-max-deliveries-strong-second-half
Published on 30.05.2021
Icelandair Ramps Up Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries With Three In One Week
Source: https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-boeing-737-max-deliveries-2/
Published on 03.05.2021
Icelandair looks to more MAX deliveries, strong second half.
Source: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/airlines-lessors/icelandair-looks-more-max-deliveries-strong-second-half
Published on 30.05.2021
Icelandair Ramps Up Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries With Three In One Week
Source: https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-boeing-737-max-deliveries-2/
Published on 03.05.2021
Icelandair looks to more MAX deliveries, strong second half.
Source: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/airlines-lessors/icelandair-looks-more-max-deliveries-strong-second-half
Published on 30.05.2021
Icelandair Ramps Up Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries With Three In One Week
Source: https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-boeing-737-max-deliveries-2/
Published on 03.05.2021
Icelandair looks to more MAX deliveries, strong second half.
Source: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/airlines-lessors/icelandair-looks-more-max-deliveries-strong-second-half
Published on 30.05.2021
Icelandair Ramps Up Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries With Three In One Week
Source: https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-boeing-737-max-deliveries-2/
Published on 03.05.2021
Icelandair looks to more MAX deliveries, strong second half.
Source: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/airlines-lessors/icelandair-looks-more-max-deliveries-strong-second-half
Published on 30.05.2021
Icelandair Ramps Up Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries With Three In One Week
Source: https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-boeing-737-max-deliveries-2/
Published on 03.05.2021
Icelandair looks to more MAX deliveries, strong second half.
Source: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/airlines-lessors/icelandair-looks-more-max-deliveries-strong-second-half
Published on 30.05.2021
Icelandair Ramps Up Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries With Three In One Week
Source: https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-boeing-737-max-deliveries-2/
Published on 03.05.2021
Icelandair looks to more MAX deliveries, strong second half.
Source: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/airlines-lessors/icelandair-looks-more-max-deliveries-strong-second-half
Published on 30.05.2021
Icelandair Ramps Up Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries With Three In One Week
Source: https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-boeing-737-max-deliveries-2/
Published on 03.05.2021
Icelandair looks to more MAX deliveries, strong second half.
Source: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/airlines-lessors/icelandair-looks-more-max-deliveries-strong-second-half
Published on 30.05.2021
Icelandair Ramps Up Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries With Three In One Week
Source: https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-boeing-737-max-deliveries-2/
Published on 03.05.2021
Icelandair looks to more MAX deliveries, strong second half.
Source: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/airlines-lessors/icelandair-looks-more-max-deliveries-strong-second-half
Published on 30.05.2021
Icelandair Ramps Up Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries With Three In One Week
Source: https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-boeing-737-max-deliveries-2/
Published on 03.05.2021
Icelandair looks to more MAX deliveries, strong second half.
Source: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/airlines-lessors/icelandair-looks-more-max-deliveries-strong-second-half
Published on 30.05.2021
Icelandair Ramps Up Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries With Three In One Week
Source: https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-boeing-737-max-deliveries-2/
Published on 03.05.2021
Icelandair looks to more MAX deliveries, strong second half.
Source: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/airlines-lessors/icelandair-looks-more-max-deliveries-strong-second-half
Published on 30.05.2021
Icelandair Ramps Up Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries With Three In One Week
Source: https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-boeing-737-max-deliveries-2/
Published on 03.05.2021
Icelandair looks to more MAX deliveries, strong second half.
Source: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/airlines-lessors/icelandair-looks-more-max-deliveries-strong-second-half
Published on 30.05.2021
Icelandair Ramps Up Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries With Three In One Week
Source: https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-boeing-737-max-deliveries-2/
Published on 03.05.2021
Icelandair looks to more MAX deliveries, strong second half.
Source: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/airlines-lessors/icelandair-looks-more-max-deliveries-strong-second-half
Published on 30.05.2021
Icelandair Ramps Up Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries With Three In One Week
Source: https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-boeing-737-max-deliveries-2/
Published on 03.05.2021
Icelandair looks to more MAX deliveries, strong second half.
Source: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/airlines-lessors/icelandair-looks-more-max-deliveries-strong-second-half
Published on 30.05.2021
Icelandair Ramps Up Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries With Three In One Week
Source: https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-boeing-737-max-deliveries-2/
Published on 03.05.2021
Icelandair looks to more MAX deliveries, strong second half.
Source: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/airlines-lessors/icelandair-looks-more-max-deliveries-strong-second-half
Published on 30.05.2021
Icelandair Ramps Up Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries With Three In One Week
Source: https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-boeing-737-max-deliveries-2/
Published on 03.05.2021
Icelandair looks to more MAX deliveries, strong second half.
Source: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/airlines-lessors/icelandair-looks-more-max-deliveries-strong-second-half
Published on 30.05.2021
Icelandair Ramps Up Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries With Three In One Week
Source: https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-boeing-737-max-deliveries-2/
Published on 03.05.2021
Icelandair looks to more MAX deliveries, strong second half.
Source: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/airlines-lessors/icelandair-looks-more-max-deliveries-strong-second-half
Published on 30.05.2021
Icelandair Ramps Up Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries With Three In One Week
Source: https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-boeing-737-max-deliveries-2/
Published on 03.05.2021
Icelandair looks to more MAX deliveries, strong second half.
Source: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/airlines-lessors/icelandair-looks-more-max-deliveries-strong-second-half
Published on 30.05.2021
Icelandair Ramps Up Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries With Three In One Week
Source: https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-boeing-737-max-deliveries-2/
Published on 03.05.2021
Icelandair looks to more MAX deliveries, strong second half.
Source: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/airlines-lessors/icelandair-looks-more-max-deliveries-strong-second-half
Published on 30.05.2021
Icelandair Ramps Up Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries With Three In One Week
Source: https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-boeing-737-max-deliveries-2/
Published on 03.05.2021
Icelandair looks to more MAX deliveries, strong second half.
Source: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/airlines-lessors/icelandair-looks-more-max-deliveries-strong-second-half

16.10.2020 Icelandair this week extended interim schedule until first week of November 2020, as the airline continues to update planned operation based on current development. For the period of 12OCT20 – 08NOV20, planned operation as follows. Additional changes remain possible.

Reykjavik Keflavik – Amsterdam 7 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Berlin Tegel 4 weekly (7 weekly from 25OCT20. Service operates to/from Berlin Brandenburg from 08NOV20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Boston 2 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Copenhagen 7 weekly (14-16 weekly from 19OCT20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Frankfurt 7 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – London Heathrow 7 weekly (14 weekly from 26OCT20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Munich 4 weekly (3 weekly from 26OCT20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Oslo 6 weekly (8 weekly from 19OCT20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Paris CDG 7 weekly (additional flights added 19OCT20 – 01NOV20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Stockholm Arlanda 4 weekly (6 weekly from 19OCT20, 8 from 26OCT20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Zurich 3 weekly (2 weekly from 26OCT20)

Published on 07.09.2020
Icelandair S21 Preliminary operations as of 06SEP20

Published on 19.08.2020
Icelandair announces flights from Keflavík to 13 destinations in September

Published on 12.08.2020
Air Iceland Connect increases Reykjavik – Nuuk service from mid-August 2020

12.08.2020 Icelandair in late-July 2020 extended interim schedule until late-September. During the period of 17AUG20 – 27SEP20, the airline plans to resume service to Dublin, Glasgow, Helsinki, New York JFK and Toronto. Planned operational frequency as follows.

Reykjavik Keflavik – Amsterdam 7 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Berlin Tegel 4 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Billund 1 weekly until 17AUG20
Reykjavik Keflavik – Boston 2 weekly (4 weekly from 07SEP20, 5 from 14SEP20, 6 from 21SEP20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Brussels 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Copenhagen 18 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Dublin eff 10SEP20 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Dusseldorf 2 weekly until 22AUG20
Reykjavik Keflavik – Frankfurt 6 weekly (7 weekly from 24AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Glasgow eff 11SEP20 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Hamburg 2 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Helsinki eff 03SEP20 2 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – London Heathrow 7 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Munich 4 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – New York JFK eff 11SEP20 2 weekly (4 weekly from 20SEP20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Oslo 6 weekly (8 weekly from 24AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Paris CDG 7 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Seattle 1 weekly (2 weekly from 12SEP20, 4 weekly from 20SEP20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Stockholm Arlanda 3 weekly (4 weekly from 07SEP20, 5 from 14SEP20, 6 from 21SEP20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Toronto eff 08SEP20 2 weekly (3 weekly from 15SEP20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Zurich 3 weekly

strong>15.07 Icelandair earlier this month extended interim schedule until 30AUG20 inclusive, as the airline plans to restore additional 6 routes by mid-August 2020. As of 13JUL20, planned operation for the period of 20JUL20 – 30AUG20 as follows. Note planned frequency remains subject to change.

Reykjavik Keflavik – Amsterdam 6 weekly (7 weekly from week of 14AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Berlin Tegel 3 weekly (4 from week of 14AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Billund 2 weekly until 17AUG20
Reykjavik Keflavik – Boston 2 weekly (4 from week of 17AUG20, 5 from week of 24AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Brussels 3 weekly (4 for week of 27AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Copenhagen 21 weekly (19 from week of 27JUL20, 18 from week of 03AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Dublin eff 20AUG20 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Dusseldorf 2 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Frankfurt 5 weekly (6 from week of 10AUG20, 7 from 24AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Geneva eff 15AUG20 2 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Glasgow eff 21AUG20 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Hamburg 1 weekly (2 from week of 03AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Helsinki eff 20AUG20 2 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – London Heathrow 5 weekly (7 from week of 27JUL20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Munich 3 weekly (4 from week of 27JUL20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – New York JFK eff 21AUG20 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Oslo 4 weekly (5 from week of 03AUG20, 6 from week of 17AUG20, 8 from week of 24AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Paris CDG 4 weekly (5 from week of 03AUG20, 7 from week of 17AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Seattle 1 weekly (2 from week of 17AUG20, 3 from week of 24AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Stockholm Arlanda 3 weekly (4 from week of 17AUG20, 5 from 24AUG20)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Toronto eff 18AUG20 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Zurich 3 weekly
Published on 14.07.2020
Icelandair 20JUL – 30AUG20 operations as of 13JUL20

Published on 19.06.2020
Air Iceland Connect resumes Greenland service in July 2020

Published on 16.06.2020
Icelandair mid-July 2020 operations as of 15JUN20

11.06.2020 Icelandair earlier this week outlined its planned operation for the second half of June 2020. As of 10JUN20, planned operation for the period of 15JUN20 – 30JUN20 based on the airline’s statement as follows.

Additional changes remain possible.

Reykjavik Keflavik – Amsterdam 4 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Berlin Tegel 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Boston 2 weekly (Initially this route remains available for reservation, but not included in the airline’s statement earlier this week)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Copenhagen 9 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Frankfurt 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – London Heathrow 2 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik –Munich 2 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Oslo 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Paris CDG 4 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Stockholm Arlanda 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Zurich 3 weekly

Icelandair in the last few days filed additional changes to its inventory for the remainder of summer 2020 season. Latest adjustment sees the airline schedules up to 200 weekly departures from Reykjavik Keflavik during peak season (eg: week of 12JUL20, as of 07JUN20), compared to 355 weekly listed in OAG as of 05APR20.

Frequency listed below mostly focusing for the month of July and August 2020, as seasonal adjustment for Fall gradually in place in September and October 2020. These frequency reductions and service cancellations will take place when the airline resumes full operation as early as mid-June 2020.

Reykjavik Keflavik – Amsterdam 14 weekly (Previously reduced to 12 weekly)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Anchorage Seasonal service cancelled in S20
Reykjavik Keflavik – Barcelona Seasonal service cancelled in S20 (This route has been removed in late-March)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Bergen Seasonal service cancelled in S20
Reykjavik Keflavik – Berlin Tegel Reduce from 12 to 7 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Billund Seasonal service cancelled in S20
Reykjavik Keflavik – Boston Reduce from 2 to 1 daily
Reykjavik Keflavik – Brussels Reduce from 7 to 6 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Chicago O’Hare Reduce from 11 to 5 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Copenhagen Reduce from 32 to 21 weekly (Previously plan: 25 weekly)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Denver Reduce from 7 to 4 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Dublin Reduce from 10 to 4 weekly (Previous plan: 3 weekly)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Dusseldorf Reduce from 4 to 2 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Edmonton Seasonal service cancelled in S20
Reykjavik Keflavik – Frankfurt 14 weekly (Previously listed as 12 weekly)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Geneva Reduce from 4 to 2 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Glasgow Reduce from 7 to 5 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Hamburg Reduce from 5 to 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Helsinki Reduce from 13 to 7 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – London Gatwick Service cancelled until 07OCT20
Reykjavik Keflavik – London Heathrow Reduce from 14 to 13 weekly until 10SEP20
Reykjavik Keflavik – Madrid Reduce from 3 to 2 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Manchester Service cancelled until 01OCT20
Reykjavik Keflavik – Milan Malpensa Reduce from 5 to 3 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Minneapolis/St. Paul Reduce from 7 to 4 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Montreal Seasonal service cancelled in S20
Reykjavik Keflavik – Munich Reduce from 11 to 7 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – New York JFK Reduce from 11 to 7 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Newark Reduce from 7 to 4 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Oslo Reduce from 17 to 10 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Paris CDG Reduce from 16 to 10 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Philadelphia Seasonal service cancelled in S20
Reykjavik Keflavik – Portland OR Seasonal service cancelled in S20
Reykjavik Keflavik – Seattle Reduce from 13 to 7 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Stockholm Arlanda Reduce from 17 to 11 weekly (Previously reduced to 10 weekly)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Toronto Reduce from 12 to 7 weekly
Reykjavik Keflavik – Vancouver 
Service cancelled (previously cancelled until 01JAN21, however this route is now completely removed for the moment)
Reykjavik Keflavik – Washington Dulles Reduce from 2 to 1 daily
Reykjavik Keflavik – Zurich Reduce from 11 to 7 weekly

Planned Reykjavik Keflavik – Orlando service from 04SEP20 remains unchanged, operating up to 7 weekly. The airline’s schedule currently listed until 30APR21, therefore additional changes remain likely.

Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Iceland
Crossing Rules

Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to family members of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and EEA Member States.
– This does not apply to passengers in a long-term intimate relationship with a national or resident of Iceland.

Passengers must complete the “Preregistration for visiting Iceland” at http://visit.covid.is/ before arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 16 years.

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be in Danish, English, Icelandic, Norwegian or Swedish. Details can be found at https://www.covid.is/sub-categories/visiting-iceland .

Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test upon arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 16 years.
– This does not apply to passengers with certificate of previous infection of Coronavirus (COVID-19) issued by a laboratory in Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland or Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State . The certificate must be in Danish, English, Icelandic, Norwegian or Swedish. Certificates accepted are:
— Positive PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 issued at least 14 days before arrival; or
— Presence of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 measured by ELISA serologic assay.Details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/ya2tsh9p .
– This does not apply to passengers with a certificate of vaccination against Coronavirus (COVID-19). Certificates accepted are: the International Certificate of Vaccination or a certificate issued by Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or an EEA Member State . Details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y4el6uru .

Quarantine is possible
Passengers could be subject to quarantine. Details can be found at https://www.covid.is/sub-categories/visiting-iceland .

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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 31 October 2020 to 17 November 2020

The Minister of Health has approved proposals regarding tighter measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, which took effect on 31 October 2020 until 17 November (including that date); they will be reviewed in the light of developments with a view to whether it will be possible to relax them earlier or necessary to extend the period for a longer period. The same rules will apply throughout Iceland. Face-masks must be worn where it is not possible to ensure a 2-metre social distance between persons who are not members of the same household. Children born in or after 2015 are exempt from the 2-metre social distance rule, the restrictions on the size of gatherings and the face-mask requirement. (These exemptions applied previously to children born in or after 2005.).

UPDATE 7 October: the Minister of Health has accepted the recommendations of the Chief Epidemiologist for stricter limits on the size of gatherings in the metropolitan area. These take effect on 7 October 2020. The restrictions announced on 5 October remain unchanged in other parts of the country. The restrictions announced here will remain in force until 19 October. The metropolitan area includes: Reykjavík, Seltjarnarnesbær, Mosfellsbær, Kjósarhreppur, Hafnarfjarðarkaupstaður, Garðabær and Kópavogur. The following was decided for the metropolitan areas:
Social distance of 2 metres – People not closely related or connected are required to maintain a social distance of 2 metres. This also applies in all schools, though not to pupils born in or after 2005.

UPDATE October: general social distancing. At gatherings, in all workplaces and in all other operations, social distancing of at least 1 metre must be kept between parties who are not closely linked. Facemasks covering the mouth and nose must be used in operations where the 1-metre distance rule between persons cannot be followed. This applies to e.g. healthcare services, hair salons and massage parlours, in domestic flights and passenger ferries, in taxis and coaches as well as in public transport.

UPDATE September: the Minister of Health, Svandís Svavarsdóttir, has accepted a proposal from the Chief Epidemiologist to enable people to complete quarantine in connection with COVID-19 in 7 days if a test at the end of that time proves negative. On completing quarantine, people will still be required to observe precautions against infection and to avoid contact with vulnerable individuals. Testing arrangements will be organised by the Chief Epidemiologist and will be free of charge to those tested. The new arrangement applies to infection precautions within Iceland, not to persons arriving at the border.

UPDATE August: ‍current restrictions in effect during ban on gatherings are valid as of 14 August 2020 (00.00) until 27 August 2020 (23.59). The Icelandic government reassesses the need for the restriction on a regular basis, ie. whether it can be lifted earlier than planned or whether it is necessary to extend its period of validity. The restrictions apply to the country as a whole.
– SOCIAL DISTANCING: the two-meter social distancing rule between individuals who do not live together apply in all gatherings. This applies to all businesses, workplaces, and public establishments. Where the 2-meter rule cannot be respected masks should be used, such as on domestic flights and in ferries, in hair salons, massage parlours and other personal service establishments. It is important to follow the instructions on the use of face masks. Colleges and universities are allowed to maintain one-meter social distance between individuals without face masks. Contact between athletes are allowed during training and competitions. However, the two-meter rule must be respected in changing rooms and other areas outside competition and training. Others, including coaches, staff, and volunteers, must always respect the two-meter principle. Nursing homes, other health care institutions, and other similar agencies are required to set rules for their activities, e.g. regarding external visits to care homes and other institutions.

UPDATE July: renewed restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic will be put in place on Friday 31 July, the Minister of Health has decided based on the recommendations by the Chief Epidemiologist. These measures are taken in response to at least two clusters of infections that have been identified in the past few days, one of which has not been traced to a definite source.
– New clusters of domestic infections are being investigated
– Gathering limit set at 100 individuals
– Continued emphasis on personal hygienic measures and individual responsibility
The new restrictions reimpose a 100-person limit of larger gatherings and reinstate the 2-meter social distancing rule. This applies to all businesses, workplaces, and public establishments. Where the 2-meter rule cannot be respected masks should be used, such as on domestic flights and ferries, in hair salons, massage parlours and other personal service establishments. All businesses and establishments open to the public must provide hand sanitizers, regularly clean, and disinfect the premises and equipment. Museums, clubs, and other establishments open to the public, where the 2-meter rule cannot be maintained, should temporarily halt their operations. Bars and restaurants must close by 11 PM as before.

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 31 October 2020 to 17 November 2020

The Minister of Health has approved proposals regarding tighter measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, which took effect on 31 October 2020 until 17 November (including that date); they will be reviewed in the light of developments with a view to whether it will be possible to relax them earlier or necessary to extend the period for a longer period. The same rules will apply throughout Iceland. Iceland’s borders have remained open to other EU and Schengen states throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but Iceland continues to implement the travel restrictions imposed for the Schengen Area, which are currently in place. All passengers are required to fill out a pre-registration form, follow hygiene measures and they are encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19 before entering Iceland. The pre-registration form is not a travel authorization form. Passengers arriving in Iceland on and after 19 August 2020 may choose either to submit to two screening tests for COVID-19, separated by five days’ quarantine until the results of the second test are known, or else not to undergo border screening but instead to spend 14 days in quarantine after arrival. Children born in or after 2005 are exempt from the screening and quarantine requirements, and the same exemption applies to persons who have been certified by the Icelandic health authorities, following a PCR test, as having previously been infected with COVID-19 and have completed a period of isolation, or if they have been shown by antibody measurements to have recovered from COVID-19. Transit passsengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

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Flight Restrictions

published 22.09.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter until 6 October 2020.
– This does not apply to family members of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and EEA Member States.
– This does not apply to family members of British nationals.

Passengers must complete the “Preregistration for visiting Iceland” at visit.covid.is.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to PCR.

NOTE! There is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine.
Passengers arriving in Iceland without proof of vaccination or prior infection, must undergo two more PCR tests: one at the border upon arrival, and another 5 days after the first. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory.
Vaccinated passengers and those with prior infection of COVID-19 need to present a negative COVID-19 test. Both a PCR test and a rapid antigen test are accepted. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure on the first leg of the journey. Travellers who do not present a negative test upon arrival will be required to take a PCR-test at the border and to follow rules of quarantine until results are received.
From August 30th: a traveller that has recently recovered from COVID-19 is exempt from presenting a negative COVID-19 test at the border. Instead, they need to present a positive PCR-test, taken more than 14 days prior, but less than 180 days. These people do not need to have a second COVID-19 test when arriving in Iceland, even if they have a network in the country. Travellers who present a negative test upon arrival are exempt from taking a PCR-test at the border and from quarantine.
Testing and quarantine of children: Children under the age of 18 are permitted to travel to Iceland with their parents, given the parents are exempt from travel restrictions to Iceland. However, children born in or before 2004 need to undergo testing at the border, quarantine for 5 days and then be tested a second time, unless they have a certificate of full vaccination. Children born in 2005 or later are exempt from the rules at the border.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions.

Provisions for travellers who are vaccinated or can provide valid proof of prior infection. Those who live in Iceland, or who have a network here, must go for COVID-19 testing within 48 hours of arriving in Iceland. They do not have to present a negative COVID-19 test at the border. Testing can be obtained at the border in Keflavík or at the health care centres all over Iceland.
Rules for travellers without a network in Iceland: vaccinated passengers and those with prior infection of COVID-19 need to present a negative COVID-19 test Both a PCR test and a rapid antigen test are accepted. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure on the first leg of the journey. Travellers who do not present a negative test upon arrival will be required to take a PCR-test at the border and to follow rules of quarantine until results are received.
If less than 14 days have passed from completion of vaccination then the traveller needs to undergo testing at the border and follow the rules on home quarantine until a negative result is obtained. A traveller that has recently recovered from COVID-19 is exempt from presenting a negative COVID-19 test at the border. Instead, they need to present a positive PCR-test, taken more than 14 days prior, but less than 180 days. These people do not need to have a second COVID-19 test when arriving in Iceland, even if they have a network in the country.
Provisions for travellers who are not vaccinated or can’t provide valid proof of prior infection. Those people are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid. Travellers who do not present a negative PCR-test upon arrival can be refused entry at the border or financial penalties can be imposed. However, Icelandic citizens will not be refused entry. Additionally, these passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5 days after the first. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2021-10-14
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 562426
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 563
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 163.8
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 1640

All vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organisation are accepted.
The vaccination certificates must fulfil the requirements described here.
Provisions for travellers who are not vaccinated or can’t provide valid proof of prior infection.
Vaccinated people: to have a valid certificate, 14 days have to have passed from the second dose (or 14 days from Janssen/Johnson & Johnson dose). If the time is shorter than 14 days, the certificate is not valid.
All vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organisation are accepted.
Those people are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid. Additionally, these passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 6 days later. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

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Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 31 October 2020 to 17 November 2020

The Minister of Health has approved proposals regarding tighter measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, which took effect on 31 October 2020 until 17 November (including that date); they will be reviewed in the light of developments with a view to whether it will be possible to relax them earlier or necessary to extend the period for a longer period. The same rules will apply throughout Iceland.
– Not more than 50 persons at a time are permitted inside pharmacies and food shops; arrangements for larger numbers apply in some cases, depending on the size of the premises.
– Sporting activities are not permitted.
– Swimming pools are closed.
– Stage performances are not permitted.
– Bars and night-clubs are closed.
– Restaurants with alcoholic beverage licences may not remain open after 9 p.m. (21.00).

UPDATE 7 October: the Minister of Health has accepted the recommendations of the Chief Epidemiologist for stricter limits on the size of gatherings in the metropolitan area. These take effect on 7 October 2020. The restrictions announced on 5 October remain unchanged in other parts of the country. The restrictions announced here will remain in force until 19 October. The metropolitan area includes: Reykjavík, Seltjarnarnesbær, Mosfellsbær, Kjósarhreppur, Hafnarfjarðarkaupstaður, Garðabær and Kópavogur. The following stricter restrictions were decided for metropolitan areas:
– Services requiring physical contact or close proximity: Activities and services that call for physical contact, or involve the risk of contact between persons, or close physical proximity, are prohibited. This applies, for example, to hairdressers’ salons, beauty parlours, massage parlours, tattoo parlours and other comparable activities. These restrictions do not apply regarding health service workers when giving their services; however, they are required to use face-masks when doing so.
– Shops: Where it is not possible to ensure a social distance of 2 metres between persons who are not closely related or connected, the use of face-masks in shops is obligatory.
– Swimming pools and bathing establishments: Swimming pools and bathing establishments are closed.
– Indoor sports and physical fitness activities are prohibited. Fitness training, body-building, sports and comparable activities that involve physical contact or the risk of physical contact, or close proximity, or where the shared use of equipment could entail a risk of infection, may not be pursued indoors.
– Outdoor sports: Outdoor sporting activities are permitted, but spectators at outdoor sporting events must be divided into separate groups of not more than 20 persons. They must wear face-masks and sit in numbered seats.
– Performing arts: Audiences at performances in venues such as theatres, cinemas, concerts, etc., may not consist of more than 20 persons. They must wear face-masks and sit in numbered seats.
– Restaurants: Restaurants that are permitted to open (NB bars and night-clubs are to be closed) may not remain open after 9 p.m. (21.00).

UPDATE October: the Minister of Health has approved a proposal from the Chief Epidemiologist obliging all premises with alcoholic beverage licences to provide seats for all guests, and guests normally to be seated as is the case in restaurants and cafes. A regulation setting this out took effect on Monday, 28 September 2020; as of the same date, the temporary closure of bars and night-clubs in the metropolitan area were lifted, though with the condition that such enterprises observe the seating requirement. In accordance with the Chief Epidemiologist’s recommendations, the other restrictions on gatherings have been extended without amendment for the next three weeks, until and including 18 October.

UPDATE September: Temporary closure of bars and night-clubs in metropolitan area. The Minister of Health has approved a proposal by the Chief Epidemiologist to close bars and night-clubs in Reykjavík and adjacent municipalities for four days, from 18 to 21 September 2020 in an effort to combat the upsurge of COVID-19 infections. On the 21 September, this measure was extended until 27 September. As previously, the closure affects bars and night-clubs in Reykjavík, Mosfellsbær, Hafnarfjörður, Garðabær, Kópavogur, Kjósarhreppur and Seltjarnarnes.

UPDATE August: all businesses and establishments open to the public must (i) ensure access to hand sanitizers for the general public and employees at the entrance and in the vicinity of surfaces that are frequently touched, e.g. touch screens and checkout counters (ii) ensure that frequently touched surfaces are regularly cleaned and disinfected (iii) remind the public and employees of individual protection with markers and signs. Swimming pools and restaurants must ensure social distancing of 2 meters between guests and a number limit of guests in accordance with the size of each space. Activities that by their nature involve guests using common equipment, e.g. sports activities, fitness centers, slots and arcades shall disinfect such equipment between users or close close temporarily if that is not possible.
Museums, entertainment venues and other public places must ensure social distancing of 2 meters and comply with number limits or close temporarily if that is not possible. The opening hours of nightclubs and bars will continue until 23:00.

UPDATE July: the new restrictions reimpose a 100-person limit of larger gatherings and reinstate the 2-meter social distancing rule. This applies to all businesses, workplaces, and public establishments. Where the 2-meter rule cannot be respected masks should be used, such as on domestic flights and ferries, in hair salons, massage parlours and other personal service establishments. All businesses and establishments open to the public must provide hand sanitizers, regularly clean, and disinfect the premises and equipment. Museums, clubs, and other establishments open to the public, where the 2-meter rule cannot be maintained, should temporarily halt their operations. Bars and restaurants must close by 11 PM as before.

Events stop: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 31 October 2020 to 17 November 2020

The Minister of Health has approved proposals regarding tighter measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, which took effect on 31 October 2020 until 17 November (including that date); they will be reviewed in the light of developments with a view to whether it will be possible to relax them earlier or necessary to extend the period for a longer period. The same rules will apply throughout Iceland. As a general rule, gatherings are restricted in size to 10 persons. Up to 30 persons may attend funeral services, but no more than 10 in the receptions following them. The 10-person restriction on gatherings does not apply to larger numbers of persons living in the same household.

UPDATE 7 October: the Minister of Health has accepted the recommendations of the Chief Epidemiologist for stricter limits on the size of gatherings in the metropolitan area. These take effect on 7 October 2020. The restrictions announced on 5 October remain unchanged in other parts of the country. The restrictions announced here will remain in force until 19 October. The metropolitan area includes: Reykjavík, Seltjarnarnesbær, Mosfellsbær, Kjósarhreppur, Hafnarfjarðarkaupstaður, Garðabær and Kópavogur.

UPDATE October: there is a 20-person limit on the number of adults in a gathering, both in private and public areas. This applies to: conferences, symposiums, outdoor meeting, etc.; teaching lectures and exams; entertainment, such as concerts, cultural events, theatrical plays, cinema shows, sports competitions and private events; church services, such as wedding, confirmations and other religious events; other comparable events with more than 20 individuals.
Limits to the number of people, general social distancing and the obligation to wear a mask do not apply to children born 2005 or later. No more than 20 persons may be in the same area at the same time in all workplaces and all commercial operations. There should be no contact (mixing) between areas.
Shops that are larger than 1,000 m2 may have up to 100 persons inside at anytime provided that the 1-metre social distancing rule can be held. Those shops that are larger than 1,000 square metres (m2) in size may allow one additional customer inside for each 10 m2 over and above 1,000 m2.The maximum number of customers, however, is always 200.
Up to 50 persons may attend funerals.
Restrictions on the number of people do not apply to public transport, coach travel, domestic flights, passenger ferries and the work of response units such as the police, fire-fighters, Civil Protection assistants and healthcare workers. In addition, the provision does not apply to the work of the Alþingi (Parliament)and when the courts exercise their judicial powers.

UPDATE September: the ‘social distancing’ rule was relaxed from 2 metres to 1 metre and the maximum size of gatherings increased from 100 to 200 people on Monday, 7 September 2020.

UPDATE August: 100-person limit of larger gatherings. Children born 2005 or later are not included in this number. The ban does not apply to international airports, international harbours, aircraft, or ships. It is recommended that aggressive hygiene measures be taken and that operators take every possible precaution so as to reduce the potential for infection. The opening hours of nightclubs and bars will continue until 23:00.

UPDATE July: the new restrictions reimpose a 100-person limit of larger gatherings and reinstate the 2-meter social distancing rule. This applies to all businesses, workplaces, and public establishments. Where the 2-meter rule cannot be respected masks should be used, such as on domestic flights and ferries, in hair salons, massage parlours and other personal service establishments. All businesses and establishments open to the public must provide hand sanitizers, regularly clean, and disinfect the premises and equipment. Museums, clubs, and other establishments open to the public, where the 2-meter rule cannot be maintained, should temporarily halt their operations. Bars and restaurants must close by 11 PM as before.

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 31 October 2020 to 17 November 2020

The Minister of Health has approved proposals regarding tighter measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, which took effect on 31 October 2020 until 17 November (including that date); they will be reviewed in the light of developments with a view to whether it will be possible to relax them earlier or necessary to extend the period for a longer period. The same rules will apply throughout Iceland.
A new regulation from the Minister of Health laying down restrictions in schools and universities as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic takes effect as from 3 November 2020. The aim is to interfere as little as possible with educational work, and that activities in pre-schools and the early years of compulsory schooling should proceed in full. Children born in or after 2015 are exempt from the 2-metre social distance rule, the restrictions on the size of gatherings and the face-mask requirement (these exemptions applied previously to children born in or after 2005).

UPDATE 7 October: the Minister of Health has accepted the recommendations of the Chief Epidemiologist for stricter limits on the size of gatherings in the metropolitan area. These take effect on 7 October 2020. The restrictions announced on 5 October remain unchanged in other parts of the country. The restrictions announced here will remain in force until 19 October. The metropolitan area includes: Reykjavík, Seltjarnarnesbær, Mosfellsbær, Kjósarhreppur, Hafnarfjarðarkaupstaður, Garðabær and Kópavogur. The following was decided for the metropolitan areas:
Social distance of 2 metres – People not closely related or connected are required to maintain a social distance of 2 metres. This also applies in all schools, though not to pupils born in or after 2005.

UPDATE October: Social distancing in schools. The rules on limits to the number of people and on social distancing do not apply to children born 2005 and later. Limits to school operations apply to pre-school, primary schools, secondary schools, continuing education and universities, in both public and private schools. This also applies to other educational institutions, such as after school centres, community centres and sports activities.
Employees in pre-schools and primary schools must respect the 1-metre social distancing rule when face masks are not used. No more than 30 individuals born2004 or earlier may be in the same area. This also applies to after school centres, community centres and sports activities in primary schools.
School-work at secondary school level and in universities may continue, provided that students and staff can ensure at least 1 metre social distancing and the maximum number of students in each schoolroom does not exceed 30. The limit on the number of people and mixing of groups may be departed from in shared premises within the school if face masks are used.

UPDATE August: as of 14 August 2020, colleges and universities are allowed to maintain one-meter social distance between individuals without face masks.

UPDATE July: There are no school restrictions as of May 4 in kindergartens and elementary schools. All students can attend school at the same time, go outdoors and attend a cafeteria. Social centers may be open. However, teachers and other staff or guests may not have more than 500 people in one place. Entertainment e.g. spring holidays, spring trips and graduations can take place with that restriction. High schools and universities are open, but the number of students is limited to a maximum of 500 persons. Sports at school are carried out according to restrictions for organised sports for adults. Sanitation and hand washing are encouraged.

UPDATE 14 April 2020: at a press conference on 14 April, the Prime Minister, the Minister of Health, and the Minister of Justice introduced steps to lift the restrictions currently in place in Iceland due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Minister of Health announced her decision to ease restrictions on larger gatherings and limitations on schools and preschools. As of 4 May:
– Schools and preschools will operate normally.
– High schools and universities will reopen, but the 50-person limit and two-meter social distancing measures apply.

UPDATE 3rd April 2020: Minister of Health prolongs ban on gatherings and closures of schools from the 13th of April to the 4th of May.
Upper secondary schools and universities closed; elementary schools in operation as long as they can ensure no more than 20 pupils in each classroom and other preventive measures; kindergartens open but must ensure small groups, separated as far as possible (situation valid from March 16 until April 13 at midnight).

On March 2020 the following additional measures have been communicated:
– Children’s parents and guardians simultaneously reduce the number of people in their children’s contact network outside of school in order to avoid working against these measures.
– Schoolmates who are not in the same group in school (the same class) should not interact closely outside of school.
– If the children are mature enough to obey instructions on reduced contact with friends, it is possible to allow them to play together. If they do, they must not engage in any play that involves touching one another physically, or sharing toys or equipment that they touch with their bare hands.
– Families should bear in mind that if children interact frequently with friends or relatives from other schools or school groups, there will be contact between groups that would otherwise remain separate. Such contact should be avoided as much as possible.
Concerning households where some members are in quarantine and others are not:
– Children who have the maturity and capacity to take care of their own hygiene and keep the required distance from quarantined parents and from their schoolmates may continue to attend school. It is very important to observe proper hygiene; for instance, to use bathroom facilities.
– Parents of older children who are in quarantine and can maintain the required distance from children during their quarantine may continue to work if remote working is not an option.
– The entire household must quarantine itself if the children do not have the maturity or capacity to follow the instructions that apply to quarantine measures. Another solution in such cases would be for the household members who are not in quarantine to move elsewhere during the quarantine period.

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Other

Other: closed/cancelled

Restrictive measures mandatory between 31 October 2020 to 17 November 2020

The Minister of Health has approved proposals regarding tighter measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, which took effect on 31 October 2020 until 17 November (including that date); they will be reviewed in the light of developments with a view to whether it will be possible to relax them earlier or necessary to extend the period for a longer period. The same rules will apply throughout Iceland.

Large-scale testing underway in Iceland: Iceland has tested a higher proportion of thepopulation than most other countries yielding valuable insights into the behaviourof the virus.

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Full Restrictions

  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    If travellers don’t have any vaccination certificate or a certification that proves a previous COVID-19 infection or have a certificate that is not valid, they need to present a negative PCR test certificateagainst COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure. Travellers who do not present a negative PCR-test upon arrival can be refused entry at the border or financial penalties can be imposed. However, Icelandic citizens will not be refused entry.

    The result of the test must be pre-recorded. The certificate must be submitted in either Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Certificates in other languages are not considered valid.

    Additionally, passengers arriving in Iceland without proof of vaccination or prior infection, must undergo two more PCR tests: one at the border upon arrival, and another 5 days after the first. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions.. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    A tourist is obliged to pre-register a departure date from Iceland if it is available. If the length of stay is shorter than the required time in quarantine, it will be examined separately, as there is a risk that the person in question will not follow the rules on quarantine.

    Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation rules are subject to fines and the involvement of the authorities to prevent violations.

    Testing and quarantine of children: Children under the age of 18 are permitted to travel to Iceland with their parents, given the parents are exempt from travel restrictions to Iceland. However, children born in or before 2004 need to undergo testing at the border, quarantine for 5 days and then be tested a second time, unless they have a certificate of full vaccination. Children born in 2005 or later are exempt from the rules at the border.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    FAQ regarding disease control measures at the border
    Quarantine at home
    List of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine
    Testing centres

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Transit passengers who do not leave the airport are exempt from travel restrictions at the border.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel restrictions do not apply to other EEA/EFTA-citizens and citizens of Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

    Third-country citizens are still not authorised to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply. Note: As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals have the status of third-country nationals.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Rules at the borders are in force from 1 October 2021.

    Travellers from outside the EEA/EFTA area who are not relatives of an EEA/EFTA citizen and not from exempted countries may not enter Iceland unless the provide a valid reason. Valid reasons fall into the following categories:

    • Passenger in airport transit

    • Employees in healthcare services and geriatric services

    • Employees responsible for the transportation of goods and services

    • Individual travelling because of an acute family incident (i.e. serious illness, accident or demise)

    • Individuals and delegations who travel to the country under the aegis of the Icelandic government, staff of diplomatic missions and other representatives of foreign countries; international organisation staff and their guests who need to travel to the country due to the activities of these organisations; members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty; humanitarian aid workers; staff of civil protection; and family members of the aforementioned parties

    • Students (≠ Class trips are not considered to be an exemption from travel restrictions)

    • Persons who essentially need to travel to Iceland for business purposes of short duration and it cannot be postponed or performed abroad

    RULES AT BORDER

    Provisions for travellers who are vaccinated or can provide valid proof of prior infection

    Those who live in Iceland, or who have a network here, must go for COVID-19 testing within 48 hours of arriving in Iceland. They do not have to present a negative COVID-19 test at the border. Testing can be obtained at the border in Keflavík or at the health care centres all over Iceland.

    Rules for travellers without a network in Iceland: vaccinated passengers and those with prior infection of COVID-19 need to present a negative COVID-19 test Both a PCR test and a rapid antigen test are accepted. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure on the first leg of the journey. A 100 000 ISK fine is applied for not presenting a negative COVID-19 test at the border. If less than 14 days have passed from completion of vaccination then the traveller needs to undergo testing at the border and follow the rules on home quarantine until a negative result is obtained.
    Travellers (born 2004 and earlier) who are citizens or residents of Iceland or have ties to Iceland are required to undergo a COVID-19 test within 2 days from arrival, despite having a negative PCR or antigen test, which was taken before departure. Testing can be obtained at Keflavik airport upon arrival. Otherwise testing is at Sudurlandsbraut 34 in Reykjavik or outside the capital area at certain primary health care centers. Note if there is a high demand for testing at the airport, passengers will be directed to Reykjavik/the primary health care service.

    A traveller that has recently recovered from COVID-19 is exempt from presenting a negative COVID-19 test at the border. Instead, they need to present a positive PCR-test, taken more than 14 days prior, but less than 180 days. These people do not need to have a second COVID-19 test when arriving in Iceland, even if they have a network in the country.

    Provisions for travellers who are not vaccinated or can’t provide valid proof of prior infection

    Those people are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid.

    Travellers who do not present a negative PCR-test upon arrival can be refused entry at the border or financial penalties can be imposed. However, Icelandic citizens will not be refused entry.

    Additionally, these passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5 days after the first. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.


    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.

    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    Defined areas with risk of infection and rules regarding border crossing

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

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    20.10.2021
  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    If travellers don’t have any vaccination certificate or a certification that proves a previous COVID-19 infection or have a certificate that is not valid, they need to present a negative PCR test certificateagainst COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure. Travellers who do not present a negative PCR-test upon arrival can be refused entry at the border or financial penalties can be imposed. However, Icelandic citizens will not be refused entry.

    The result of the test must be pre-recorded. The certificate must be submitted in either Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Certificates in other languages are not considered valid.

    Additionally, passengers arriving in Iceland without proof of vaccination or prior infection, must undergo two more PCR tests: one at the border upon arrival, and another 5 days after the first. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions.. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    A tourist is obliged to pre-register a departure date from Iceland if it is available. If the length of stay is shorter than the required time in quarantine, it will be examined separately, as there is a risk that the person in question will not follow the rules on quarantine.

    Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation rules are subject to fines and the involvement of the authorities to prevent violations.

    Testing and quarantine of children: Children under the age of 18 are permitted to travel to Iceland with their parents, given the parents are exempt from travel restrictions to Iceland. However, children born in or before 2004 need to undergo testing at the border, quarantine for 5 days and then be tested a second time, unless they have a certificate of full vaccination. Children born in 2005 or later are exempt from the rules at the border.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    FAQ regarding disease control measures at the border
    Quarantine at home
    List of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine
    Testing centres

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Transit passengers who do not leave the airport are exempt from travel restrictions at the border.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel restrictions do not apply to other EEA/EFTA-citizens and citizens of Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

    Third-country citizens are still not authorised to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply. Note: As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals have the status of third-country nationals.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Rules at the borders are in force from 1 October 2021.

    Travellers from outside the EEA/EFTA area who are not relatives of an EEA/EFTA citizen and not from exempted countries may not enter Iceland unless the provide a valid reason. Valid reasons fall into the following categories:

    • Passenger in airport transit
    • Employees in healthcare services and geriatric services
    • Employees responsible for the transportation of goods and services
    • Individual travelling because of an acute family incident (i.e. serious illness, accident or demise)
    • Individuals and delegations who travel to the country under the aegis of the Icelandic government, staff of diplomatic missions and other representatives of foreign countries; international organisation staff and their guests who need to travel to the country due to the activities of these organisations; members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty; humanitarian aid workers; staff of civil protection; and family members of the aforementioned parties
    • Students (≠ Class trips are not considered to be an exemption from travel restrictions)
    • Persons who essentially need to travel to Iceland for business purposes of short duration and it cannot be postponed or performed abroad.

     

    RULES AT BORDER

    Provisions for travellers who are vaccinated or can provide valid proof of prior infection

    Those who live in Iceland, or who have a network here, must go for COVID-19 testing within 48 hours of arriving in Iceland. They do not have to present a negative COVID-19 test at the border. Testing can be obtained at the border in Keflavík or at the health care centres all over Iceland.

    Rules for travellers without a network in Iceland: vaccinated passengers and those with prior infection of COVID-19 need to present a negative COVID-19 test Both a PCR test and a rapid antigen test are accepted. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure on the first leg of the journey. Travellers who do not present a negative test upon arrival will be required to take a PCR-test at the border and to follow rules of quarantine until results are received. A 100 000 ISK fine is applied for not presenting a negative PCR-test at the border. If less than 14 days have passed from completion of vaccination then the traveller needs to undergo testing at the border and follow the rules on home quarantine until a negative result is obtained.
    Travellers (born 2004 and earlier) who are citizens or residents of Iceland or have ties to Iceland are required to undergo a COVID-19 test within 2 days from arrival, despite having a negative PCR or antigen test, which was taken before departure. Testing can be obtained at Keflavik airport upon arrival. Otherwise testing is at Sudurlandsbraut 34 in Reykjavik or outside the capital area at certain primary health care centers. Note if there is a high demand for testing at the airport, passengers will be directed to Reykjavik/the primary health care service.

    A traveller that has recently recovered from COVID-19 is exempt from presenting a negative COVID-19 test at the border. Instead, they need to present a positive PCR-test, taken more than 14 days prior, but less than 180 days. These people do not need to have a second COVID-19 test when arriving in Iceland, even if they have a network in the country.

    Provisions for travellers who are not vaccinated or can’t provide valid proof of prior infection

    Those people are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hoursbefore departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid.

    Travellers who do not present a negative PCR-test upon arrival can be refused entry at the border or financial penalties can be imposed. However, Icelandic citizens will not be refused entry.

    Additionally, these passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5 days after the first. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.

    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    Defined areas with risk of infection and rules regarding border crossing

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    12.10.2021
  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    If travellers don’t have any vaccination certificate or a certification that proves a previous COVID-19 infection or have a certificate that is not valid, they need to present a negative PCR test certificateagainst COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure. Travellers who do not present a negative PCR-test upon arrival can be refused entry at the border or financial penalties can be imposed. However, Icelandic citizens will not be refused entry.

    The result of the test must be pre-recorded. The certificate must be submitted in either Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Certificates in other languages are not considered valid.

    Additionally, passengers arriving in Iceland without proof of vaccination or prior infection, must undergo two more PCR tests: one at the border upon arrival, and another 5 days after the first. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions.. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    A tourist is obliged to pre-register a departure date from Iceland if it is available. If the length of stay is shorter than the required time in quarantine, it will be examined separately, as there is a risk that the person in question will not follow the rules on quarantine.

    Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation rules are subject to fines and the involvement of the authorities to prevent violations.

    Testing and quarantine of children: Children under the age of 18 are permitted to travel to Iceland with their parents, given the parents are exempt from travel restrictions to Iceland. However, children born in or before 2004 need to undergo testing at the border, quarantine for 5 days and then be tested a second time, unless they have a certificate of full vaccination. Children born in 2005 or later are exempt from the rules at the border.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    FAQ regarding disease control measures at the border
    Quarantine at home
    List of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine
    Testing centres

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Transit passengers who do not have a certificate of previous infection or vaccination against COVID-19 must demonstrate a negative PCR test upon arrival in Iceland. Transit passengers who do not go beyond the respective border-crossing point have to neither quarantine nor undergo testing. Transit passengers who stay in Iceland for less than 48 hours must be quarantined but are excluded from testing on arrival.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel restrictions do not apply to other EEA/EFTA-citizens and citizens of Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

    Third-country citizens are still not authorised to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply. Note: As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals have the status of third-country nationals.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Rules at the borders are in force from 1 October 2021.

    Travellers from outside the EEA/EFTA area who are not relatives of an EEA/EFTA citizen and not from exempted countries may not enter Iceland unless the provide a valid reason. Valid reasons fall into the following categories:

    • Passenger in airport transit
    • Employees in healthcare services and geriatric services
    • Employees responsible for the transportation of goods and services
    • Individual travelling because of an acute family incident (i.e. serious illness, accident or demise)
    • Individuals and delegations who travel to the country under the aegis of the Icelandic government, staff of diplomatic missions and other representatives of foreign countries; international organisation staff and their guests who need to travel to the country due to the activities of these organisations; members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty; humanitarian aid workers; staff of civil protection; and family members of the aforementioned parties
    • Students (≠ Class trips are not considered to be an exemption from travel restrictions)
    • Persons who essentially need to travel to Iceland for business purposes of short duration and it cannot be postponed or performed abroad.

     

    RULES AT BORDER

    Provisions for travellers who are vaccinated or can provide valid proof of prior infection

    Those who live in Iceland, or who have a network here, must go for COVID-19 testing within 48 hours of arriving in Iceland. They do not have to present a negative COVID-19 test at the border. Testing can be obtained at the border in Keflavík or at the health care centres all over Iceland.

    Rules for travellers without a network in Iceland: vaccinated passengers and those with prior infection of COVID-19 need to present a negative COVID-19 test Both a PCR test and a rapid antigen test are accepted. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure on the first leg of the journey. Travellers who do not present a negative test upon arrival will be required to take a PCR-test at the border and to follow rules of quarantine until results are received. A 100 000 ISK fine is applied for not presenting a negative PCR-test at the border. If less than 14 days have passed from completion of vaccination then the traveller needs to undergo testing at the border and follow the rules on home quarantine until a negative result is obtained.
    Travellers (born 2004 and earlier) who are citizens or residents of Iceland or have ties to Iceland are required to undergo a COVID-19 test within 2 days from arrival, despite having a negative PCR or antigen test, which was taken before departure. Testing can be obtained at Keflavik airport upon arrival. Otherwise testing is at Sudurlandsbraut 34 in Reykjavik or outside the capital area at certain primary health care centers. Note if there is a high demand for testing at the airport, passengers will be directed to Reykjavik/the primary health care service.

    A traveller that has recently recovered from COVID-19 is exempt from presenting a negative COVID-19 test at the border. Instead, they need to present a positive PCR-test, taken more than 14 days prior, but less than 180 days. These people do not need to have a second COVID-19 test when arriving in Iceland, even if they have a network in the country.

    Provisions for travellers who are not vaccinated or can’t provide valid proof of prior infection

    Those people are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hoursbefore departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid.

    Travellers who do not present a negative PCR-test upon arrival can be refused entry at the border or financial penalties can be imposed. However, Icelandic citizens will not be refused entry.

    Additionally, these passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5 days after the first. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.

    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    Defined areas with risk of infection and rules regarding border crossing

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    08.10.2021
  • Iceland Iceland’s Minister of Health, Svandís Svavarsdóttir, has announced that the current entry restrictions will remain effective until October 20, in a bid to protect Iceland nationals from the easily transmitted COVID-19 virus.

    In a press release issued by the authority, the infection rates are expected to increase, as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have predicted. Therefore, according to them, governments should start preparing for the surge, which will be prominent during the first weeks or months of winter, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    “In light of the development of the epidemic abroad and the experience in Iceland of the full lifting of restrictions, I think it is worrying about relaxing the epidemic measures in Iceland more than the current ones,” the Chief Epidemiologist stated, also suggesting the entry restrictions should be extended for another month.

    Although the Minister of Health agrees the restrictions should remain put in place, she plans to update the guidelines every two weeks.

    As the incidence rates decreased and vaccination rates reached about 70 per cent of the population, the domestic disease control measures were lifted in June, later facilitated for passengers getting tested at borders. However, after ending these measures, Iceland’s epidemiological situation worsened, with unvaccinated individuals such as children being affected the most. During this time, two serious cases with the virus were admitted to hospitals.

    Since October 1, Icelandic citizens returning home or to their loved ones have been able to do so without having to get tested for COVID-19 prior to or upon arrival. This decision was made in a bid to ease the preventive measures for travellers.

    “Passengers on connecting flights that do not leave the border crossing point will also be exempt from presenting such a certificate. However, as before, those with ties to Iceland must be sampled after arriving in the country, with the exception of children born in 2005 or later,” the press release reads, highlighting the decision would be effective until November 6.

    Read more
    07.10.2021
  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    If travellers don’t have any vaccination certificate or a certification that proves a previous COVID-19 infection or have a certificate that is not valid, they need to present a negative PCR test certificateagainst COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure. Travellers who do not present a negative PCR-test upon arrival can be refused entry at the border or financial penalties can be imposed. However, Icelandic citizens will not be refused entry.

    The result of the test must be pre-recorded. The certificate must be submitted in either Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Certificates in other languages are not considered valid.

    Additionally, passengers arriving in Iceland without proof of vaccination or prior infection, must undergo two more PCR tests: one at the border upon arrival, and another 5 days after the first. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions.. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    A tourist is obliged to pre-register a departure date from Iceland if it is available. If the length of stay is shorter than the required time in quarantine, it will be examined separately, as there is a risk that the person in question will not follow the rules on quarantine.

    Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation rules are subject to fines and the involvement of the authorities to prevent violations.

    Testing and quarantine of children: Children under the age of 18 are permitted to travel to Iceland with their parents, given the parents are exempt from travel restrictions to Iceland. However, children born in or before 2004 need to undergo testing at the border, quarantine for 5 days and then be tested a second time, unless they have a certificate of full vaccination. Children born in 2005 or later are exempt from the rules at the border.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    FAQ regarding disease control measures at the border
    Quarantine at home
    List of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine
    Testing centres

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Transit passengers who do not have a certificate of previous infection or vaccination against COVID-19 must demonstrate a negative PCR test upon arrival in Iceland. Transit passengers who do not go beyond the respective border-crossing point have to neither quarantine nor undergo testing. Transit passengers who stay in Iceland for less than 48 hours must be quarantined but are excluded from testing on arrival.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel restrictions do not apply to other EEA/EFTA-citizens and citizens of Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

    Third-country citizens are still not authorised to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply. Note: As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals have the status of third-country nationals.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Rules at the borders are in force from 1 October 2021.

    Travellers from outside the EEA/EFTA area who are not relatives of an EEA/EFTA citizen and not from exempted countries may not enter Iceland unless the provide a valid reason. Valid reasons fall into the following categories:

    • Passenger in airport transit
    • Employees in healthcare services and geriatric services
    • Employees responsible for the transportation of goods and services
    • Individual travelling because of an acute family incident (i.e. serious illness, accident or demise)
    • Individuals and delegations who travel to the country under the aegis of the Icelandic government, staff of diplomatic missions and other representatives of foreign countries; international organisation staff and their guests who need to travel to the country due to the activities of these organisations; members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty; humanitarian aid workers; staff of civil protection; and family members of the aforementioned parties
    • Students (≠ Class trips are not considered to be an exemption from travel restrictions)
    • Persons who essentially need to travel to Iceland for business purposes of short duration and it cannot be postponed or performed abroad.

     

    RULES AT BORDER

    Provisions for travellers who are vaccinated or can provide valid proof of prior infection

    Those who live in Iceland, or who have a network here, must go for COVID-19 testing within 48 hours of arriving in Iceland. They do not have to present a negative COVID-19 test at the border. Testing can be obtained at the border in Keflavík or at the health care centres all over Iceland.

    Rules for travellers without a network in Iceland: vaccinated passengers and those with prior infection of COVID-19 need to present a negative COVID-19 test Both a PCR test and a rapid antigen test are accepted. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure on the first leg of the journey. Travellers who do not present a negative test upon arrival will be required to take a PCR-test at the border and to follow rules of quarantine until results are received. A 100 000 ISK fine is applied for not presenting a negative PCR-test at the border. If less than 14 days have passed from completion of vaccination then the traveller needs to undergo testing at the border and follow the rules on home quarantine until a negative result is obtained.
    Travellers (born 2004 and earlier) who are citizens or residents of Iceland or have ties to Iceland are required to undergo a COVID-19 test within 2 days from arrival, despite having a negative PCR or antigen test, which was taken before departure. Testing can be obtained at Keflavik airport upon arrival. Otherwise testing is at Sudurlandsbraut 34 in Reykjavik or outside the capital area at certain primary health care centers. Note if there is a high demand for testing at the airport, passengers will be directed to Reykjavik/the primary health care service.

    A traveller that has recently recovered from COVID-19 is exempt from presenting a negative COVID-19 test at the border. Instead, they need to present a positive PCR-test, taken more than 14 days prior, but less than 180 days. These people do not need to have a second COVID-19 test when arriving in Iceland, even if they have a network in the country.

    Provisions for travellers who are not vaccinated or can’t provide valid proof of prior infection

    Those people are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hoursbefore departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid.

    Travellers who do not present a negative PCR-test upon arrival can be refused entry at the border or financial penalties can be imposed. However, Icelandic citizens will not be refused entry.

    Additionally, these passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5 days after the first. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.

    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    Defined areas with risk of infection and rules regarding border crossing

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    06.10.2021
  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    If travellers don’t have any vaccination certificate or a certification that proves a previous COVID-19 infection or have a certificate that is not valid, they need to present a negative PCR test certificateagainst COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure. Travellers who do not present a negative PCR-test upon arrival can be refused entry at the border or financial penalties can be imposed. However, Icelandic citizens will not be refused entry.

    The result of the test must be pre-recorded. The certificate must be submitted in either Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Certificates in other languages are not considered valid.

    Additionally, passengers arriving in Iceland without proof of vaccination or prior infection, must undergo two more PCR tests: one at the border upon arrival, and another 5 days after the first. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions.. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    A tourist is obliged to pre-register a departure date from Iceland if it is available. If the length of stay is shorter than the required time in quarantine, it will be examined separately, as there is a risk that the person in question will not follow the rules on quarantine.

    Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation rules are subject to fines and the involvement of the authorities to prevent violations.

    Testing and quarantine of children: Children under the age of 18 are permitted to travel to Iceland with their parents, given the parents are exempt from travel restrictions to Iceland. However, children born in or before 2004 need to undergo testing at the border, quarantine for 5 days and then be tested a second time, unless they have a certificate of full vaccination. Children born in 2005 or later are exempt from the rules at the border.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    FAQ regarding disease control measures at the border
    Quarantine at home
    List of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine
    Testing centres

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Transit passengers who do not have a certificate of previous infection or vaccination against COVID-19 must demonstrate a negative PCR test upon arrival in Iceland. Transit passengers who do not go beyond the respective border-crossing point have to neither quarantine nor undergo testing. Transit passengers who stay in Iceland for less than 48 hours must be quarantined but are excluded from testing on arrival.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel restrictions do not apply to other EEA/EFTA-citizens and citizens of Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

    Third-country citizens are still not authorised to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply. Note: As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals have the status of third-country nationals.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Rules at the borders are in force from 16 August to 1 October 2021.

    Travellers from outside the EEA/EFTA area who are not relatives of an EEA/EFTA citizen and not from exempted countries may not enter Iceland unless the provide a valid reason. Valid reasons fall into the following categories:

    • Passenger in airport transit
    • Employees in healthcare services and geriatric services
    • Employees responsible for the transportation of goods and services
    • Individual travelling because of an acute family incident (i.e. serious illness, accident or demise)
    • Individuals and delegations who travel to the country under the aegis of the Icelandic government, staff of diplomatic missions and other representatives of foreign countries; international organisation staff and their guests who need to travel to the country due to the activities of these organisations; members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty; humanitarian aid workers; staff of civil protection; and family members of the aforementioned parties
    • Students (≠ Class trips are not considered to be an exemption from travel restrictions)
    • Persons who essentially need to travel to Iceland for business purposes of short duration and it cannot be postponed or performed abroad

     

    RULES AT BORDER

    Provisions for travellers who are vaccinated or can provide valid proof of prior infection

    Those who live in Iceland, or who have a network here, must go for COVID-19 testing within 48 hours of arriving in Iceland. They do not have to present a negative COVID-19 test at the border. Testing can be obtained at the border in Keflavík or at the health care centres all over Iceland.

    Rules for travellers without a network in Iceland: vaccinated passengers and those with prior infection of COVID-19 need to present a negative COVID-19 test Both a PCR test and a rapid antigen test are accepted. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure on the first leg of the journey. Travellers who do not present a negative test upon arrival will be required to take a PCR-test at the border and to follow rules of quarantine until results are received. A 100.000 ISK fine is applied for not presenting a negative PCR-test at the border . If less than 14 days have passed from completion of vaccination then the traveller needs to undergo testing at the border and follow the rules on home quarantine until a negative result is obtained.
    Travellers ( born 2004 and earlier) who are citizens or residents of Iceland or have ties to Iceland are required to undergo a COVID-19 test within 2 days from arrival, despite having a negative PCR or antigen test, which was taken before departure. Testing can be obtained at Keflavik airport upon arrival. Otherwise testing is at Sudurlandsbraut 34 in Reykjavik or outside the capital area at certain primary health care centers. Note if there is a high demand for testing at the airport, passengers will be directed to Reykjavik/the primary health care service.

    A traveller that has recently recovered from COVID-19 is exempt from presenting a negative COVID-19 test at the border. Instead, they need to present a positive PCR-test, taken more than 14 days prior, but less than 180 days. These people do not need to have a second COVID-19 test when arriving in Iceland, even if they have a network in the country.

    Provisions for travellers who are not vaccinated or can’t provide valid proof of prior infection

    Those people are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hoursbefore departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid.

    Travellers who do not present a negative PCR-test upon arrival can be refused entry at the border or financial penalties can be imposed. However, Icelandic citizens will not be refused entry.

    Additionally, these passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5 days after the first. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.

    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    Defined areas with risk of infection and rules regarding border crossing

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    01.10.2021
  • Iceland All passengers with ties to Iceland will no longer be required to present a negative result of the PCR test upon their arrival in the Nordic country, starting from October 1, Iceland’s Ministry of Health has confirmed.

    However, they will be subject to the testing process upon their arrival in Iceland, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    According to the Ministry, such a decision has been taken following the recommendations of the Chief Epidemiologist, as part of the country’s efforts to ease some of the preventive measures imposed due to the COVID-19 situation that have been kept in place since the start of the pandemic.

    “Passengers on connecting flights that do not leave the border crossing point will also be exempt from presenting such a certificate. However, as before, those with ties to Iceland must be sampled after arriving in the country, with the exception of children born in 2005 or later,” the statement reads, while clarifying that such a decision will be valid until November 6.

    Read more
    30.09.2021
  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    If travellers don’t have any vaccination certificate or a certification that proves a previous COVID-19 infection or have a certificate that is not valid, they need to present a negative PCR test certificateagainst COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure. Travellers who do not present a negative PCR-test upon arrival can be refused entry at the border or financial penalties can be imposed. However, Icelandic citizens will not be refused entry.

    The result of the test must be pre-recorded. The certificate must be submitted in either Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Certificates in other languages are not considered valid.

    Additionally, passengers arriving in Iceland without proof of vaccination or prior infection, must undergo two more PCR tests: one at the border upon arrival, and another 5 days after the first. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions.. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    A tourist is obliged to pre-register a departure date from Iceland if it is available. If the length of stay is shorter than the required time in quarantine, it will be examined separately, as there is a risk that the person in question will not follow the rules on quarantine.

    Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation rules are subject to fines and the involvement of the authorities to prevent violations.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    FAQ regarding disease control measures at the border
    Quarantine at home
    List of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine
    Testing centres

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Transit passengers who do not have a certificate of previous infection or vaccination against COVID-19 must demonstrate a negative PCR test upon arrival in Iceland. Transit passengers who do not go beyond the respective border-crossing point have to neither quarantine nor undergo testing. Transit passengers who stay in Iceland for less than 48 hours must be quarantined but are excluded from testing on arrival.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel restrictions do not apply to other EEA/EFTA-citizens and citizens of Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

    Third-country citizens are still not authorised to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply. Note: As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals have the status of third-country nationals.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Rules at the borders are in force from 16 August to 1 October 2021.

    Travellers from outside the EEA/EFTA area who are not relatives of an EEA/EFTA citizen and not from exempted countries may not enter Iceland unless the provide a valid reason. Valid reasons fall into the following categories:

    • Passenger in airport transit
    • Employees in healthcare services and geriatric services
    • Employees responsible for the transportation of goods and services
    • Individual travelling because of an acute family incident (i.e. serious illness, accident or demise)
    • Individuals and delegations who travel to the country under the aegis of the Icelandic government, staff of diplomatic missions and other representatives of foreign countries; international organisation staff and their guests who need to travel to the country due to the activities of these organisations; members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty; humanitarian aid workers; staff of civil protection; and family members of the aforementioned parties
    • Students (≠ Class trips are not considered to be an exemption from travel restrictions)
    • Persons who essentially need to travel to Iceland for business purposes of short duration and it cannot be postponed or performed abroad

     

    RULES AT BORDER

    Provisions for travellers who are vaccinated or can provide valid proof of prior infection

    As of 27 July, those people are required to present a PCR or rapid antigen test (taken within 72 hours before departure), but they are exempt from screening and quarantine measures upon arrival.

    Travellers (including children born in 2005 or later) who are citizens or residents of Iceland or have ties to Iceland are required to undergo a COVID-19 test within 2 days from arrival, despite having a negative PCR or antigen test, which was taken before departure. Testing can be obtained at Keflavik airport upon arrival. Otherwise testing is at Sudurlandsbraut 34 in Reykjavik or outside the capital area at certain primary health care centers. Note if there is a high demand for testing at the airport, passengers will be directed to Reykjavik/the primary health care service.

    From August 30th: a traveller that has recently recovered from COVID-19 is exempt from presenting a negative COVID-19 test at the border. Instead, they need to present a positive PCR-test, taken more than 14 days prior, but less than 180 days. These people do not need to have a second COVID-19 test when arriving in Iceland, even if they have a network in the country.

    Provisions for travellers who are not vaccinated or can’t provide valid proof of prior infection

    Those people are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hoursbefore departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid.

    Travellers who do not present a negative PCR-test upon arrival can be refused entry at the border or financial penalties can be imposed. However, Icelandic citizens will not be refused entry.

    Additionally, these passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5 days after the first. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.

    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    Defined areas with risk of infection and rules regarding border crossing

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    23.09.2021
  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    If travellers don’t have any vaccination certificate or a certification that proves a previous COVID-19 infection or have a certificate that is not valid, they need to present a negative PCR test certificateagainst COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure. Travellers who do not present a negative PCR-test upon arrival can be refused entry at the border or financial penalties can be imposed. However, Icelandic citizens will not be refused entry.

    The result of the test must be pre-recorded. The certificate must be submitted in either Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Certificates in other languages are not considered valid.

    Additionally, passengers arriving in Iceland without proof of vaccination or prior infection, must undergo two more PCR tests: one at the border upon arrival, and another 5 days after the first. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions.. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    A tourist is obliged to pre-register a departure date from Iceland if it is available. If the length of stay is shorter than the required time in quarantine, it will be examined separately, as there is a risk that the person in question will not follow the rules on quarantine.

    Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation rules are subject to fines and the involvement of the authorities to prevent violations.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    FAQ regarding disease control measures at the border
    Quarantine at home
    List of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine
    Testing centres

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Transit passengers who do not have a certificate of previous infection or vaccination against COVID-19 must demonstrate a negative PCR test upon arrival in Iceland. Transit passengers who do not go beyond the respective border-crossing point have to neither quarantine nor undergo testing. Transit passengers who stay in Iceland for less than 48 hours must be quarantined but are excluded from testing on arrival.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel restrictions do not apply to other EEA/EFTA-citizens and citizens of Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

    Third-country citizens are still not authorised to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply. Note: As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals have the status of third-country nationals.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Rules at the borders are in force from 16 August to 1 October 2021.

    Travellers from outside the EEA/EFTA area who are not relatives of an EEA/EFTA citizen and not from exempted countries may not enter Iceland unless the provide a valid reason. Valid reasons fall into the following categories:

    • Passenger in airport transit
    • Employees in healthcare services and geriatric services
    • Employees responsible for the transportation of goods and services
    • Individual travelling because of an acute family incident (i.e. serious illness, accident or demise)
    • Individuals and delegations who travel to the country under the aegis of the Icelandic government, staff of diplomatic missions and other representatives of foreign countries; international organisation staff and their guests who need to travel to the country due to the activities of these organisations; members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty; humanitarian aid workers; staff of civil protection; and family members of the aforementioned parties
    • Students (≠ Class trips are not considered to be an exemption from travel restrictions)
    • Persons who essentially need to travel to Iceland for business purposes of short duration and it cannot be postponed or performed abroad

     

    RULES AT BORDER

    Provisions for travellers who are vaccinated or can provide valid proof of prior infection

    As of 27 July, those people are required to present a PCR or rapid antigen test (taken within 72 hours before departure), but they are exempt from screening and quarantine measures upon arrival.

    Travellers (including children born in 2005 or later) who are citizens or residents of Iceland or have ties to Iceland are required to undergo a COVID-19 test within 2 days from arrival, despite having a negative PCR or antigen test, which was taken before departure. Testing can be obtained at Keflavik airport upon arrival. Otherwise testing is at Sudurlandsbraut 34 in Reykjavik or outside the capital area at certain primary health care centers. Note if there is a high demand for testing at the airport, passengers will be directed to Reykjavik/the primary health care service.

    From August 30th: a traveller that has recently recovered from COVID-19 is exempt from presenting a negative COVID-19 test at the border. Instead, they need to present a positive PCR-test, taken more than 14 days prior, but less than 180 days. These people do not need to have a second COVID-19 test when arriving in Iceland, even if they have a network in the country.

    Provisions for travellers who are not vaccinated or can’t provide valid proof of prior infection

    Those people are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hoursbefore departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid.

    Travellers who do not present a negative PCR-test upon arrival can be refused entry at the border or financial penalties can be imposed. However, Icelandic citizens will not be refused entry.

    Additionally, these passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5 days after the first. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.

    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    Defined areas with risk of infection and rules regarding border crossing

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    20.09.2021
  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    If travellers don’t have any vaccination certificate or a certification that proves a previous COVID-19 infection or have a certificate that is not valid, they need to present a negative PCR test certificateagainst COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure. Travellers who do not present a negative PCR-test upon arrival can be refused entry at the border or financial penalties can be imposed. However, Icelandic citizens will not be refused entry.

    The result of the test must be pre-recorded. The certificate must be submitted in either Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Certificates in other languages are not considered valid.

    Additionally, passengers arriving in Iceland without proof of vaccination or prior infection, must undergo two more PCR tests: one at the border upon arrival, and another 5 days after the first. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions.. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    A tourist is obliged to pre-register a departure date from Iceland if it is available. If the length of stay is shorter than the required time in quarantine, it will be examined separately, as there is a risk that the person in question will not follow the rules on quarantine.

    Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation rules are subject to fines and the involvement of the authorities to prevent violations.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    FAQ regarding disease control measures at the border
    Quarantine at home
    List of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine
    Testing centres

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Transit passengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel restrictions do not apply to other EEA/EFTA-citizens and citizens of Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

    Third-country citizens are still not authorised to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply. Note: As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals have the status of third-country nationals.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Rules at the borders are in force from 16 August to 1 October 2021.

    Travellers from outside the EEA/EFTA area who are not relatives of an EEA/EFTA citizen and not from exempted countries may not enter Iceland unless the provide a valid reason. Valid reasons fall into the following categories:

    • Passenger in airport transit
    • Employees in healthcare services and geriatric services
    • Employees responsible for the transportation of goods and services
    • Individual travelling because of an acute family incident (i.e. serious illness, accident or demise)
    • Individuals and delegations who travel to the country under the aegis of the Icelandic government, staff of diplomatic missions and other representatives of foreign countries; international organisation staff and their guests who need to travel to the country due to the activities of these organisations; members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty; humanitarian aid workers; staff of civil protection; and family members of the aforementioned parties
    • Students (≠ Class trips are not considered to be an exemption from travel restrictions)
    • Persons who essentially need to travel to Iceland for business purposes of short duration and it cannot be postponed or performed abroad

     

    RULES AT BORDER

    Provisions for travellers who are vaccinated or can provide valid proof of prior infection

    As of 27 July, those people are required to present a PCR or rapid antigen test (taken within 72 hours before departure), but they are exempt from screening and quarantine measures upon arrival.

    Travellers (including children born in 2005 or later) who are citizens or residents of Iceland or have ties to Iceland are required to undergo a COVID-19 test within 2 days from arrival, despite having a negative PCR or antigen test, which was taken before departure. Testing can be obtained at Keflavik airport upon arrival. Otherwise testing is at Sudurlandsbraut 34 in Reykjavik or outside the capital area at certain primary health care centers. Note if there is a high demand for testing at the airport, passengers will be directed to Reykjavik/the primary health care service.

    From August 30th: a traveller that has recently recovered from COVID-19 is exempt from presenting a negative COVID-19 test at the border. Instead, they need to present a positive PCR-test, taken more than 14 days prior, but less than 180 days. These people do not need to have a second COVID-19 test when arriving in Iceland, even if they have a network in the country.

    Provisions for travellers who are not vaccinated or can’t provide valid proof of prior infection

    Those people are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hoursbefore departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid.

    Travellers who do not present a negative PCR-test upon arrival can be refused entry at the border or financial penalties can be imposed. However, Icelandic citizens will not be refused entry.

    Additionally, these passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5 days after the first. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.

    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    Defined areas with risk of infection and rules regarding border crossing

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    16.09.2021
  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    If travellers don’t have any vaccination certificate or a certification that proves a previous COVID-19 infection or have a certificate that is not valid, they need to present a negative PCR test certificateagainst COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure. Travellers who do not present a negative PCR-test upon arrival can be refused entry at the border or financial penalties can be imposed. However, Icelandic citizens will not be refused entry.

    The result of the test must be pre-recorded. The certificate must be submitted in either Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Certificates in other languages are not considered valid.

    Additionally, passengers arriving in Iceland without proof of vaccination or prior infection, must undergo two more PCR tests: one at the border upon arrival, and another 5 days after the first. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions.. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    A tourist is obliged to pre-register a departure date from Iceland if it is available. If the length of stay is shorter than the required time in quarantine, it will be examined separately, as there is a risk that the person in question will not follow the rules on quarantine.

    Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation rules are subject to fines and the involvement of the authorities to prevent violations.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    FAQ regarding disease control measures at the border
    Quarantine at home
    List of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine
    Testing centres

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Transit passengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel restrictions do not apply to other EEA/EFTA-citizens and citizens of Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

    Third-country citizens are still not authorised to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply. Note: As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals have the status of third-country nationals.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Rules at the borders are in force from 16 August to 1 October 2021.

    Travellers from outside the EEA/EFTA area who are not relatives of an EEA/EFTA citizen and not from exempted countries may not enter Iceland unless the provide a valid reason. Valid reasons fall into the following categories:

    • Passenger in airport transit
    • Employees in healthcare services and geriatric services
    • Employees responsible for the transportation of goods and services
    • Individual travelling because of an acute family incident (i.e. serious illness, accident or demise)
    • Individuals and delegations who travel to the country under the aegis of the Icelandic government, staff of diplomatic missions and other representatives of foreign countries; international organisation staff and their guests who need to travel to the country due to the activities of these organisations; members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty; humanitarian aid workers; staff of civil protection; and family members of the aforementioned parties
    • Students (≠ Class trips are not considered to be an exemption from travel restrictions)
    • Persons who essentially need to travel to Iceland for business purposes of short duration and it cannot be postponed or performed abroad

     

    RULES AT BORDER

    Provisions for travellers who are vaccinated or can provide valid proof of prior infection

    As of 27 July, those people are required to present a PCR or rapid antigen test (taken within 72 hours before departure), but they are exempt from screening and quarantine measures upon arrival.

    Travellers (including children born in 2005 or later) who are citizens or residents of Iceland or have ties to Iceland are required to undergo a COVID-19 test within 2 days from arrival, despite having a negative PCR or antigen test, which was taken before departure. Testing can be obtained at Keflavik airport upon arrival. Otherwise testing is at Sudurlandsbraut 34 in Reykjavik or outside the capital area at certain primary health care centers. Note if there is a high demand for testing at the airport, passengers will be directed to Reykjavik/the primary health care service.

    From August 30th: a traveller that has recently recovered from COVID-19 is exempt from presenting a negative COVID-19 test at the border. Instead, they need to present a positive PCR-test, taken more than 14 days prior, but less than 180 days. These people do not need to have a second COVID-19 test when arriving in Iceland, even if they have a network in the country.

    Provisions for travellers who are not vaccinated or can’t provide valid proof of prior infection

    Those people are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hoursbefore departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid.

    Travellers who do not present a negative PCR-test upon arrival can be refused entry at the border or financial penalties can be imposed. However, Icelandic citizens will not be refused entry.

    Additionally, these passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5 days after the first. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.

    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    Defined areas with risk of infection and rules regarding border crossing

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    15.09.2021
  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    If travellers don’t have any vaccination certificate or a certification that proves a previous COVID-19 infection or have a certificate that is not valid, they need to present a negative PCR test certificateagainst COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure. Travellers who do not present a negative PCR-test upon arrival can be refused entry at the border or financial penalties can be imposed. However, Icelandic citizens will not be refused entry.

    The result of the test must be pre-recorded. The certificate must be submitted in either Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Certificates in other languages are not considered valid.

    Additionally, passengers arriving in Iceland without proof of vaccination or prior infection, must undergo two more PCR tests: one at the border upon arrival, and another 5 days after the first. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions.. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    A tourist is obliged to pre-register a departure date from Iceland if it is available. If the length of stay is shorter than the required time in quarantine, it will be examined separately, as there is a risk that the person in question will not follow the rules on quarantine.

    Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation rules are subject to fines and the involvement of the authorities to prevent violations.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    FAQ regarding disease control measures at the border
    Quarantine at home
    List of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine
    Testing centres

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Transit passengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel restrictions do not apply to other EEA/EFTA-citizens and citizens of Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

    Third-country citizens are still not authorised to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply. Note: As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals have the status of third-country nationals.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Rules at the borders are in force from 16 August to 1 October 2021.

    Travellers from outside the EEA/EFTA area who are not relatives of an EEA/EFTA citizen and not from exempted countries may not enter Iceland unless the provide a valid reason. Valid reasons fall into the following categories:

    • Passenger in airport transit
    • Employees in healthcare services and geriatric services
    • Employees responsible for the transportation of goods and services
    • Individual travelling because of an acute family incident (i.e. serious illness, accident or demise)
    • Individuals and delegations who travel to the country under the aegis of the Icelandic government, staff of diplomatic missions and other representatives of foreign countries; international organisation staff and their guests who need to travel to the country due to the activities of these organisations; members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty; humanitarian aid workers; staff of civil protection; and family members of the aforementioned parties
    • Students (≠ Class trips are not considered to be an exemption from travel restrictions)
    • Persons who essentially need to travel to Iceland for business purposes of short duration and it cannot be postponed or performed abroad

     

    RULES AT BORDER

    Provisions for travellers who are vaccinated or can provide valid proof of prior infection

    As of 27 July, those people are required to present a PCR or rapid antigen test (taken within 72 hours before departure), but they are exempt from screening and quarantine measures upon arrival.

    Travellers (including children born in 2005 or later) who are citizens or residents of Iceland or have ties to Iceland are required to undergo a COVID-19 test within 2 days from arrival, despite having a negative PCR or antigen test, which was taken before departure. Testing can be obtained at Keflavik airport upon arrival. Otherwise testing is at Sudurlandsbraut 34 in Reykjavik or outside the capital area at certain primary health care centers. Note if there is a high demand for testing at the airport, passengers will be directed to Reykjavik/the primary health care service.

    From August 30th: a traveller that has recently recovered from COVID-19 is exempt from presenting a negative COVID-19 test at the border. Instead, they need to present a positive PCR-test, taken more than 14 days prior, but less than 180 days. These people do not need to have a second COVID-19 test when arriving in Iceland, even if they have a network in the country.

    Provisions for travellers who are not vaccinated or can’t provide valid proof of prior infection

    Those people are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hoursbefore departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid.

    Travellers who do not present a negative PCR-test upon arrival can be refused entry at the border or financial penalties can be imposed. However, Icelandic citizens will not be refused entry.

    Additionally, these passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5 days after the first. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.

    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    Defined areas with risk of infection and rules regarding border crossing

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    30.08.2021
  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    If travellers don’t have any vaccination certificate or a certification that proves a previous COVID-19 infection or have a certificate that is not valid, they need to present a negative PCR test certificateagainst COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure. A fine for not presenting a negative PCR-test is at the border is 100.000 ISK.

    The result of the test must be pre-recorded. The certificate must be submitted in either Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Certificates in other languages are not considered valid.

    Additionally, passengers arriving in Iceland without proof of vaccination or prior infection, must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 6 days later. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions.. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    A tourist is obliged to pre-register a departure date from Iceland if it is available. If the length of stay is shorter than the required time in quarantine, it will be examined separately, as there is a risk that the person in question will not follow the rules on quarantine.

    Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation rules are subject to fines and the involvement of the authorities to prevent violations.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    FAQ regarding disease control measures at the border
    Quarantine at home
    List of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine
    Testing centres

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Transit passengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel restrictions do not apply to other EEA/EFTA-citizens and citizens of Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

    Third-country citizens are still not authorised to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply. Note: As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals have the status of third-country nationals.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Rules at the borders are in force from 16 August to 1 October 2021.

    Travellers from outside the EEA/EFTA area who are not relatives of an EEA/EFTA citizen and not from exempted countries may not enter Iceland unless the provide a valid reason. Valid reasons fall into the following categories:

    • Passenger in airport transit
    • Employees in healthcare services and geriatric services
    • Employees responsible for the transportation of goods and services
    • Individual travelling because of an acute family incident (i.e. serious illness, accident or demise)
    • Individuals and delegations who travel to the country under the aegis of the Icelandic government, staff of diplomatic missions and other representatives of foreign countries; international organisation staff and their guests who need to travel to the country due to the activities of these organisations; members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty; humanitarian aid workers; staff of civil protection; and family members of the aforementioned parties
    • Students (≠ Class trips are not considered to be an exemption from travel restrictions)
    • Persons who essentially need to travel to Iceland for business purposes of short duration and it cannot be postponed or performed abroad

    RULES AT BORDER

    Provisions for travellers who are vaccinated or can provide valid proof of prior infection

    As of 27 July, those people are required to present a PCR or rapid antigen test (taken within 72 hours before departure), but they are exempt from screening and quarantine measures upon arrival.

    Travellers (including children born in 2005 or later) who are citizens or residents of Iceland or have ties to Iceland are required to undergo a COVID-19 test within 2 days from arrival, despite having a negative PCR or antigen test, which was taken before departure. Testing can be obtained at Keflavik airport upon arrival. Otherwise testing is at Sudurlandsbraut 34 in Reykjavik or outside the capital area at certain primary health care centers. Note if there is a high demand for testing at the airport, passengers will be directed to Reykjavik/the primary health care service.

    From August 30th: a traveller that has recently recovered from COVID-19 is exempt from presenting a negative COVID-19 test at the border. Instead, they need to present a positive PCR-test, taken more than 14 days prior, but less than 180 days. These people do not need to have a second COVID-19 test when arriving in Iceland, even if they have a network in the country.

    Provisions for travellers who are not vaccinated or can’t provide valid proof of prior infection

    Those people are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hoursbefore departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid.

    Additionally, these passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 6 days later. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.

    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    Defined areas with risk of infection and rules regarding border crossing

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    26.08.2021
  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    If travellers don’t have any vaccination certificate or a certification that proves a previous COVID-19 infection or have a certificate that is not valid, they need to present a negative PCR test certificateagainst COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure. A fine for not presenting a negative PCR-test is at the border is 100.000 ISK.

    The result of the test must be pre-recorded. The certificate must be submitted in either Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Certificates in other languages are not considered valid.

    Additionally, passengers arriving in Iceland without proof of vaccination or prior infection, must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 6 days later. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions.. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    A tourist is obliged to pre-register a departure date from Iceland if it is available. If the length of stay is shorter than the required time in quarantine, it will be examined separately, as there is a risk that the person in question will not follow the rules on quarantine.

    Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation rules are subject to fines and the involvement of the authorities to prevent violations.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    FAQ regarding disease control measures at the border
    Quarantine at home
    List of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine
    Testing centres

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Transit passengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel restrictions do not apply to other EEA/EFTA-citizens and citizens of Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

    Third-country citizens are still not authorised to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply. Note: As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals have the status of third-country nationals.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Rules at the borders are in force from 16 August to 1 October 2021.

    Travellers from outside the EEA/EFTA area who are not relatives of an EEA/EFTA citizen and not from exempted countries may not enter Iceland unless the provide a valid reason. Valid reasons fall into the following categories:

    • Passenger in airport transit
    • Employees in healthcare services and geriatric services
    • Employees responsible for the transportation of goods and services
    • Individual travelling because of an acute family incident (i.e. serious illness, accident or demise)
    • Individuals and delegations who travel to the country under the aegis of the Icelandic government, staff of diplomatic missions and other representatives of foreign countries; international organisation staff and their guests who need to travel to the country due to the activities of these organisations; members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty; humanitarian aid workers; staff of civil protection; and family members of the aforementioned parties
    • Students (≠ Class trips are not considered to be an exemption from travel restrictions)
    • Persons who essentially need to travel to Iceland for business purposes of short duration and it cannot be postponed or performed abroad

     

    RULES AT BORDER

    Provisions for travellers who are vaccinated or can provide valid proof of prior infection

    As of 27 July, those people are required to present a PCR or rapid antigen test (taken within 72 hours before departure), but they are exempt from screening and quarantine measures upon arrival.

    Travellers (including children born in 2005 or later) who are citizens or residents of Iceland or have ties to Iceland are required to undergo a COVID-19 test within 2 days from arrival, despite having a negative PCR or antigen test, which was taken before departure. Testing can be obtained at Keflavik airport upon arrival. Otherwise testing is at Sudurlandsbraut 34 in Reykjavik or outside the capital area at certain primary health care centers. Note if there is a high demand for testing at the airport, passengers will be directed to Reykjavik/the primary health care service.

    Provisions for travellers who are not vaccinated or can’t provide valid proof of prior infection

    Those people are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hoursbefore departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid.

    Additionally, these passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 6 days later. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.

    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    Defined areas with risk of infection and rules regarding border crossing

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    20.08.2021
  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    If travellers don’t have any vaccination certificate or a certification that proves a previous COVID-19 infection or have a certificate that is not valid, they need to present a negative PCR test certificateagainst COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure. A fine for not presenting a negative PCR-test is at the border is 100.000 ISK.

    The result of the test must be pre-recorded. The certificate must be submitted in either Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Certificates in other languages are not considered valid.

    Additionally, passengers arriving in Iceland without proof of vaccination or prior infection, must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 6 days later. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions.. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    A tourist is obliged to pre-register a departure date from Iceland if it is available. If the length of stay is shorter than the required time in quarantine, it will be examined separately, as there is a risk that the person in question will not follow the rules on quarantine.

    Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation rules are subject to fines and the involvement of the authorities to prevent violations.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    FAQ regarding disease control measures at the border
    Quarantine at home
    List of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine
    Testing centres

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Transit passengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel restrictions do not apply to other EEA/EFTA-citizens and citizens of Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

    Third-country citizens are still not authorised to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply. Note: As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals have the status of third-country nationals.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Rules at the borders are in force from 16 August to 1 October 2021.

    Travellers from outside the EEA/EFTA area who are not relatives of an EEA/EFTA citizen and not from exempted countries may not enter Iceland unless the provide a valid reason. Valid reasons fall into the following categories:

    • Passenger in airport transit
    • Employees in healthcare services and geriatric services
    • Employees responsible for the transportation of goods and services
    • Individual travelling because of an acute family incident (i.e. serious illness, accident or demise)
    • Individuals and delegations who travel to the country under the aegis of the Icelandic government, staff of diplomatic missions and other representatives of foreign countries; international organisation staff and their guests who need to travel to the country due to the activities of these organisations; members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty; humanitarian aid workers; staff of civil protection; and family members of the aforementioned parties
    • Students (≠ Class trips are not considered to be an exemption from travel restrictions)
    • Persons who essentially need to travel to Iceland for business purposes of short duration and it cannot be postponed or performed abroad

     

    RULES AT BORDER

    Provisions for travellers who are vaccinated or can provide valid proof of prior infection

    As of 27 July, those people are required to present a PCR or rapid antigen test (taken within 72 hours before departure), but they are exempt from screening and quarantine measures upon arrival.

    Travellers (including children born in 2005 or later) who are citizens or residents of Iceland or have ties to Iceland are required to undergo a COVID-19 test within 2 days from arrival, despite having a negative PCR or antigen test, which was taken before departure. Testing can be obtained at Keflavik airport upon arrival. Otherwise testing is at Sudurlandsbraut 34 in Reykjavik or outside the capital area at certain primary health care centers. Note if there is a high demand for testing at the airport, passengers will be directed to Reykjavik/the primary health care service.

    Provisions for travellers who are not vaccinated or can’t provide valid proof of prior infection

    Those people are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hoursbefore departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid.

    Additionally, these passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 6 days later. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.

    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    Defined areas with risk of infection and rules regarding border crossing

    *Transit:

    Transit passengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel restrictions do not apply to other EEA/EFTA-citizens and citizens of Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

    Third-country citizens are still not authorised to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply. Note: As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals have the status of third-country nationals.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Rules at the borders are in force from 16 August 2021.

    Travellers from outside the EEA/EFTA area who are not relatives of an EEA/EFTA citizen and not from exempted countries may not enter Iceland unless the provide a valid reason. Valid reasons fall into the following categories:

    • Passenger in airport transit
    • Employees in healthcare services and geriatric services
    • Employees responsible for the transportation of goods and services
    • Individual travelling because of an acute family incident (i.e. serious illness, accident or demise)
    • Individuals and delegations who travel to the country under the aegis of the Icelandic government, staff of diplomatic missions and other representatives of foreign countries; international organisation staff and their guests who need to travel to the country due to the activities of these organisations; members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty; humanitarian aid workers; staff of civil protection; and family members of the aforementioned parties
    • Students (≠ Class trips are not considered to be an exemption from travel restrictions)
    • Persons who essentially need to travel to Iceland for business purposes of short duration and it cannot be postponed or performed abroad

    RULES AT BORDER

    Provisions for travellers who are vaccinated or can provide valid proof of prior infection

    As of 27 July, those people are required to present a PCR or rapid antigen test (taken within 72 hours before departure), but they are exempt from screening and quarantine measures upon arrival.

    Travellers (including children born in 2005 or later) who are citizens or residents of Iceland or have ties to Iceland are required to undergo a COVID-19 test within 2 days from arrival. Testing can be obtained at Keflavik airport upon arrival. Otherwise testing is at Sudurlandsbraut 34 in Reykjavik or outside the capital area at certain primary health care centers. Note if there is a high demand for testing at the airport, passengers will be directed to Reykjavik/the primary health care service.

    Provisions for travellers who are not vaccinated or can’t provide valid proof of prior infection

    Those people are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hoursbefore departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid.

    Additionally, these passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 6 days later. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.

    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    Defined areas with risk of infection and rules regarding border crossing

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    19.08.2021
  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    If travellers don’t have any vaccination certificate or a certification that proves a previous COVID-19 infection or have a certificate that is not valid, they need to present a negative PCR test certificateagainst COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure. A fine for not presenting a negative PCR-test is at the border is 100.000 ISK.

    The result of the test must be pre-recorded. The certificate must be submitted in either Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Certificates in other languages are not considered valid.

    Additionally, passengers arriving in Iceland without proof of vaccination or prior infection, must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 6 days later. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions.. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    A tourist is obliged to pre-register a departure date from Iceland if it is available. If the length of stay is shorter than the required time in quarantine, it will be examined separately, as there is a risk that the person in question will not follow the rules on quarantine.

    Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation rules are subject to fines and the involvement of the authorities to prevent violations.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    FAQ regarding disease control measures at the border
    Quarantine at home
    List of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine
    Testing centres

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Transit passengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel restrictions do not apply to other EEA/EFTA-citizens and citizens of Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

    Third-country citizens are still not authorised to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply. Note: As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals have the status of third-country nationals.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Rules at the borders are in force from 16 August 2021.

    Travellers from outside the EEA/EFTA area who are not relatives of an EEA/EFTA citizen and not from exempted countries may not enter Iceland unless the provide a valid reason. Valid reasons fall into the following categories:

    • Passenger in airport transit
    • Employees in healthcare services and geriatric services
    • Employees responsible for the transportation of goods and services
    • Individual travelling because of an acute family incident (i.e. serious illness, accident or demise)
    • Individuals and delegations who travel to the country under the aegis of the Icelandic government, staff of diplomatic missions and other representatives of foreign countries; international organisation staff and their guests who need to travel to the country due to the activities of these organisations; members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty; humanitarian aid workers; staff of civil protection; and family members of the aforementioned parties
    • Students (≠ Class trips are not considered to be an exemption from travel restrictions)
    • Persons who essentially need to travel to Iceland for business purposes of short duration and it cannot be postponed or performed abroad

    RULES AT BORDER

    Provisions for travellers who are vaccinated or can provide valid proof of prior infection

    As of 27 July, those people are required to present a PCR or rapid antigen test (taken within 72 hours before departure), but they are exempt from screening and quarantine measures upon arrival.

    Travellers (including children born in 2005 or later) who are citizens or residents of Iceland or have ties to Iceland are required to undergo a COVID-19 test within 2 days from arrival. Testing can be obtained at Keflavik airport upon arrival. Otherwise testing is at Sudurlandsbraut 34 in Reykjavik or outside the capital area at certain primary health care centers. Note if there is a high demand for testing at the airport, passengers will be directed to Reykjavik/the primary health care service.

    Provisions for travellers who are not vaccinated or can’t provide valid proof of prior infection

    Those people are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hoursbefore departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid.

    Additionally, these passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 6 days later. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.

    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    Defined areas with risk of infection and rules regarding border crossing

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    17.08.2021
  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    If travellers don’t have any vaccination certificate or a certification that proves a previous COVID-19 infection or have a certificate that is not valid, they need to present a negative PCR test certificateagainst COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure. A fine for not presenting a negative PCR-test is at the border is 100.000 ISK.

    The result of the test must be pre-recorded. The certificate must be submitted in either Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Certificates in other languages are not considered valid.

    Additionally, passengers arriving in Iceland without proof of vaccination or prior infection, must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 6 days later. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions.. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Testing and quarantine of children

    • Children born in 2005 or later do not have to be tested on the border. They are exempt from the obligation to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival. If a child travels with a person required to be quarantined, the child stays with that person and is released from quarantine if the second test from the companion is negative. If the companion is exempt from double screening and quarantine, also the child is exempt. A child travelling alone is neither tested nor needs to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival.
    • Children born in or before 2004 need to undergo testing at the border, quarantine for 5 days and then have a second test unless they have a certificate of full vaccination. Children who have not reached the age of 18 are permitted to travel to Iceland with their parents, given the parents are exempt from travel restrictions to Iceland.

    A tourist is obliged to pre-register a departure date from Iceland if it is available. If the length of stay is shorter than the required time in quarantine, it will be examined separately, as there is a risk that the person in question will not follow the rules on quarantine.

    Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation rules are subject to fines and the involvement of the authorities to prevent violations.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    FAQ regarding disease control measures at the border
    Quarantine at home
    List of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine
    Testing centres

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Transit passengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel restrictions do not apply to other EEA/EFTA-citizens and citizens of Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

    Third-country citizens are still not authorised to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply. Note: As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals have the status of third-country nationals.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Rules at the borders are in force until 15 August 2021.

    Travellers from outside the EEA/EFTA area who are not relatives of an EEA/EFTA citizen and not from exempted countries may not enter Iceland unless the provide a valid reason. Valid reasons fall into the following categories:

    • Passenger in airport transit
    • Employees in healthcare services and geriatric services
    • Employees responsible for the transportation of goods and services
    • Individual travelling because of an acute family incident (i.e. serious illness, accident or demise)
    • Individuals and delegations who travel to the country under the aegis of the Icelandic government, staff of diplomatic missions and other representatives of foreign countries; international organisation staff and their guests who need to travel to the country due to the activities of these organisations; members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty; humanitarian aid workers; staff of civil protection; and family members of the aforementioned parties
    • Students (≠ Class trips are not considered to be an exemption from travel restrictions)
    • Persons who essentially need to travel to Iceland for business purposes of short duration and it cannot be postponed or performed abroad

    RULES AT BORDER

    Provisions for travellers who are vaccinated or can provide valid proof of prior infection

    As of 27 July, those people are required to present a PCR or rapid antigen test (taken within 72 hours before departure), but they are exempt from screening and quarantine measures upon arrival.

    The Chief Epidemiologist recommends to undergo COVID-19 testing upon arrival in Iceland, despite a negative PCR or antigen test taken before departure, to those who live in Iceland or have a social network there, even if they have been vaccinated or have a history of previous COVID-19 infection.

    Provisions for travellers who are not vaccinated or can’t provide valid proof of prior infection

    Those people are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hoursbefore departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid.

    Additionally, these passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 6 days later. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    NOTE! there is limited access to official quarantine facilities in Iceland – travellers must themselves ensure appropriate housing while in quarantine

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.

    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    Defined areas with risk of infection and rules regarding border crossing

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    13.08.2021
  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    If travellers don’t have any vaccination certificate or a certification that proves a previous COVID-19 infection or have a certificate that is not valid, they need to present a negative PCR test certificateagainst COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure. A fine for not presenting a negative PCR-test is at the border is 100.000 ISK.

    The result of the test must be pre-recorded. The certificate must be submitted in either Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Certificates in other languages are not considered valid.

    Additionally, passengers arriving in Iceland without proof of vaccination or prior infection, must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 6 days later. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Testing and quarantine of children

    • Children born in 2005 or later do not have to be tested on the border. They are exempt from the obligation to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival. If a child travels with a person required to be quarantined, the child stays with that person and is released from quarantine if the second test from the companion is negative. If the companion is exempt from double screening and quarantine, also the child is exempt. A child travelling alone is neither tested nor needs to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival.
    • Children born in or before 2004 need to undergo testing at the border, quarantine for 5 days and then have a second test unless they have a certificate of full vaccination. Children who have not reached the age of 18 are permitted to travel to Iceland with their parents, given the parents are exempt from travel restrictions to Iceland.

    A tourist is obliged to pre-register a departure date from Iceland if it is available. If the length of stay is shorter than the required time in quarantine, it will be examined separately, as there is a risk that the person in question will not follow the rules on quarantine.

    Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation rules are subject to fines and the involvement of the authorities to prevent violations.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    FAQ regarding disease control measures at the border
    Quarantine at home
    List of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine
    Testing centres

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Transit passengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel restrictions do not apply to other EEA/EFTA-citizens and citizens of Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

    Third-country citizens are still not authorised to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply. Note: As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals have the status of third-country nationals.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Rules at the borders are in force until 15 August 2021.

    Travellers from outside the EEA/EFTA area who are not relatives of an EEA/EFTA citizen and not from exempted countries may not enter Iceland unless the provide a valid reason. Valid reasons fall into the following categories:

    • Passenger in airport transit
    • Employees in healthcare services and geriatric services
    • Employees responsible for the transportation of goods and services
    • Individual travelling because of an acute family incident (i.e. serious illness, accident or demise)
    • Individuals and delegations who travel to the country under the aegis of the Icelandic government, staff of diplomatic missions and other representatives of foreign countries; international organisation staff and their guests who need to travel to the country due to the activities of these organisations; members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty; humanitarian aid workers; staff of civil protection; and family members of the aforementioned parties
    • Students (≠ Class trips are not considered to be an exemption from travel restrictions)
    • Persons who essentially need to travel to Iceland for business purposes of short duration and it cannot be postponed or performed abroad

    RULES AT BORDER

    Provisions for travellers who are vaccinated or can provide valid proof of prior infection

    As of 27 July, those people are required to present a PCR or rapid antigen test (taken within 72 hours before departure), but they are exempt from screening and quarantine measures upon arrival.

    The Chief Epidemiologist recommends to undergo COVID-19 testing upon arrival in Iceland, despite a negative PCR or antigen test taken before departure, to those who live in Iceland or have a social network there, even if they have been vaccinated or have a history of previous COVID-19 infection.

    Provisions for travellers who are not vaccinated or can’t provide valid proof of prior infection

    Those people are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hoursbefore departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid.

    Additionally, these passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 6 days later. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine. The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.

    National Contact Tracing App and Warning App

    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    Defined areas with risk of infection and rules regarding border crossing

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    12.08.2021
  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    If travellers don’t have any vaccination certificate or a certification that proves a previous COVID-19 infection or have a certificate that is not valid, they need to present a negative PCR test certificateagainst COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure. A fine for not presenting a negative PCR-test is at the border is 100.000 ISK.

    The result of the test must be pre-recorded. The certificate must be submitted in either Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Certificates in other languages are not considered valid.

    Additionally, passengers arriving in Iceland without proof of vaccination or prior infection, must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 6 days later. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Testing and quarantine of children

    • Children born in 2005 or later do not have to be tested on the border. They are exempt from the obligation to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival. If a child travels with a person required to be quarantined, the child stays with that person and is released from quarantine if the second test from the companion is negative. If the companion is exempt from double screening and quarantine, also the child is exempt. A child travelling alone is neither tested nor needs to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival.
    • Children born in or before 2004 need to undergo testing at the border, quarantine for 5 days and then have a second test unless they have a certificate of full vaccination. Children who have not reached the age of 18 are permitted to travel to Iceland with their parents, given the parents are exempt from travel restrictions to Iceland.

    A tourist is obliged to pre-register a departure date from Iceland if it is available. If the length of stay is shorter than the required time in quarantine, it will be examined separately, as there is a risk that the person in question will not follow the rules on quarantine.

    Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation rules are subject to fines and the involvement of the authorities to prevent violations.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    FAQ regarding disease control measures at the border
    Quarantine at home
    List of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine
    Testing centres

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Transit passengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel restrictions do not apply to other EEA/EFTA-citizens and citizens of Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

    Third-country citizens are still not authorised to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply. Note: As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals have the status of third-country nationals.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Rules at the borders are in force until 15 August 2021.

    Travellers from outside the EEA/EFTA area who are not relatives of an EEA/EFTA citizen and not from exempted countries may not enter Iceland unless the provide a valid reason. Valid reasons fall into the following categories:

    • Passenger in airport transit
    • Employees in healthcare services and geriatric services
    • Employees responsible for the transportation of goods and services
    • Individual travelling because of an acute family incident (i.e. serious illness, accident or demise)
    • Individuals and delegations who travel to the country under the aegis of the Icelandic government, staff of diplomatic missions and other representatives of foreign countries; international organisation staff and their guests who need to travel to the country due to the activities of these organisations; members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty; humanitarian aid workers; staff of civil protection; and family members of the aforementioned parties
    • Students (≠ Class trips are not considered to be an exemption from travel restrictions)
    • Persons who essentially need to travel to Iceland for business purposes of short duration and it cannot be postponed or performed abroad

    RULES AT BORDER

    Provisions for travellers who are vaccinated or can provide valid proof of prior infection

    As of 27 July, those people are required to present a PCR or rapid antigen test (taken within 72 hours before departure), but they are exempt from screening and quarantine measures upon arrival.

    The Chief Epidemiologist recommends to undergo COVID-19 testing upon arrival in Iceland, despite a negative PCR or antigen test taken before departure, to those who live in Iceland or have a social network there, even if they have been vaccinated or have a history of previous COVID-19 infection.

    Provisions for travellers who are not vaccinated or can’t provide valid proof of prior infection

    Those people are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hoursbefore departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid.

    Additionally, these passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 6 days later. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine. The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.

    National Contact Tracing App and Warning App

    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    Defined areas with risk of infection and rules regarding border crossing

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    09.08.2021
  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    If travellers don’t have any vaccination certificate or a certification that proves a previous COVID-19 infection or have a certificate that is not valid, they need to present a negative PCR test certificateagainst COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure. A fine for not presenting a negative PCR-test is at the border is 100.000 ISK.

    The result of the test must be pre-recorded. The certificate must be submitted in either Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Certificates in other languages are not considered valid.

    Additionally, passengers arriving in Iceland without proof of vaccination or prior infection, must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 6 days later. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Testing and quarantine of children

    • Children born in 2005 or later do not have to be tested on the border. They are exempt from the obligation to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival. If a child travels with a person required to be quarantined, the child stays with that person and is released from quarantine if the second test from the companion is negative. If the companion is exempt from double screening and quarantine, also the child is exempt. A child travelling alone is neither tested nor needs to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival.
    • Children born in or before 2004 need to undergo testing at the border, quarantine for 5 days and then have a second test unless they have a certificate of full vaccination. Children who have not reached the age of 18 are permitted to travel to Iceland with their parents, given the parents are exempt from travel restrictions to Iceland.

    A tourist is obliged to pre-register a departure date from Iceland if it is available. If the length of stay is shorter than the required time in quarantine, it will be examined separately, as there is a risk that the person in question will not follow the rules on quarantine.

    Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation rules are subject to fines and the involvement of the authorities to prevent violations.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    FAQ regarding disease control measures at the border
    Quarantine at home
    List of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine
    Testing centres

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Transit passengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel restrictions do not apply to other EEA/EFTA-citizens and citizens of Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

    Third-country citizens are still not authorised to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply. Note: As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals have the status of third-country nationals.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Rules at the borders are in force until 15 August 2021.

    Travellers from outside the EEA/EFTA area who are not relatives of an EEA/EFTA citizen and not from exempted countries may not enter Iceland unless the provide a valid reason. Valid reasons fall into the following categories:

    • Passenger in airport transit
    • Employees in healthcare services and geriatric services
    • Employees responsible for the transportation of goods and services
    • Individual travelling because of an acute family incident (i.e. serious illness, accident or demise)
    • Individuals and delegations who travel to the country under the aegis of the Icelandic government, staff of diplomatic missions and other representatives of foreign countries; international organisation staff and their guests who need to travel to the country due to the activities of these organisations; members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty; humanitarian aid workers; staff of civil protection; and family members of the aforementioned parties
    • Students (≠ Class trips are not considered to be an exemption from travel restrictions)
    • Persons who essentially need to travel to Iceland for business purposes of short duration and it cannot be postponed or performed abroad

    RULES AT BORDER

    Provisions for travellers who are vaccinated or can provide valid proof of prior infection

    As of 27 July, those people are required to present a PCR or rapid antigen test (taken within 72 hours before departure), but they are exempt from screening and quarantine measures upon arrival.

    The Chief Epidemiologist recommends to undergo COVID-19 testing upon arrival in Iceland, despite a negative PCR or antigen test taken before departure, to those who live in Iceland or have a social network there, even if they have been vaccinated or have a history of previous COVID-19 infection.

    Provisions for travellers who are not vaccinated or can’t provide valid proof of prior infection

    Those people are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hoursbefore departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid.

    Additionally, these passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 6 days later. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine. The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.

    National Contact Tracing App and Warning App

    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    Defined areas with risk of infection and rules regarding border crossing

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    01.08.2021
  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    **From within the EU:

    If travellers don’t have any vaccination certificate or a certification that proves a previous COVID-19 infection or have a certificate that is not valid, they need to present a negative PCR test certificateagainst COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure.

    The result of the test must be pre-recorded. The certificate must be submitted in either Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Certificates in other languages are not considered valid.

    Additionally, passengers arriving in Iceland without proof of vaccination or prior infection, must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 6 days later. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Testing and quarantine of children

    • Children born in 2005 or later do not have to be tested on the border. They are exempt from the obligation to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival. If a child travels with a person required to be quarantined, the child stays with that person and is released from quarantine if the second test from the companion is negative. If the companion is exempt from double screening and quarantine, also the child is exempt. A child travelling alone is neither tested nor needs to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival.
    • Children born in or before 2004 need to undergo testing at the border, quarantine for 5 days and then have a second test unless they have a certificate of full vaccination. Children who have not reached the age of 18 are permitted to travel to Iceland with their parents, given the parents are exempt from travel restrictions to Iceland.

    A tourist is obliged to pre-register a departure date from Iceland if it is available. If the length of stay is shorter than the required time in quarantine, it will be examined separately, as there is a risk that the person in question will not follow the rules on quarantine.

    Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation rules are subject to fines and the involvement of the authorities to prevent violations.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    FAQ regarding disease control measures at the border
    Quarantine at home
    List of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine
    Testing centres

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Transit passengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel restrictions do not apply to other EEA/EFTA-citizens and citizens of Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

    Third-country citizens are still not authorised to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply. Note: As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals have the status of third-country nationals.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Rules at the borders are in force until 15 August 2021.

    Travellers from outside the EEA/EFTA area who are not relatives of an EEA/EFTA citizen and not from exempted countries may not enter Iceland unless the provide a valid reason. Valid reasons fall into the following categories:

    • Passenger in airport transit
    • Employees in healthcare services and geriatric services
    • Employees responsible for the transportation of goods and services
    • Individual travelling because of an acute family incident (i.e. serious illness, accident or demise)
    • Individuals and delegations who travel to the country under the aegis of the Icelandic government, staff of diplomatic missions and other representatives of foreign countries; international organisation staff and their guests who need to travel to the country due to the activities of these organisations; members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty; humanitarian aid workers; staff of civil protection; and family members of the aforementioned parties
    • Students (≠ Class trips are not considered to be an exemption from travel restrictions)
    • Persons who essentially need to travel to Iceland for business purposes of short duration and it cannot be postponed or performed abroad

    RULES AT BORDER

    Provisions for travellers who are vaccinated or can provide valid proof of prior infection

    As of 27 July, those people are required to present a PCR or rapid antigen test (taken within 72 hours before departure), but they are exempt from screening and quarantine measures upon arrival.

    The Chief Epidemiologist recommends to undergo COVID-19 testing upon arrival in Iceland, despite a negative PCR or antigen test taken before departure, to those who live in Iceland or have a social network there, even if they have been vaccinated or have a history of previous COVID-19 infection.

    Provisions for travellers who are not vaccinated or can’t provide valid proof of prior infection

    Those people are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hoursbefore departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid.

    Additionally, these passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 6 days later. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine. The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.

    National Contact Tracing App and Warning App

    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    Defined areas with risk of infection and rules regarding border crossing

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    28.07.2021
  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    If travelers don’t have any vaccination certificate or a certification that proves a previous COVID-19 infection or have a certificate that is not valid, they need to present a negative PCR test certificateagainst COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure.

    The result of the test must be pre-recorded. The certificate must be submitted in either Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Certificates in other languages are not considered valid.

    Additionally, passengers arriving in Iceland without proof of vaccination or prior infection, must undergotwo more PCR tests: one on their arrival and a second one after a quarantine of 5 days.

    Everybody must quarantine for 5 days and go for another test at the end of quarantine. Please note that a new day begins at midnight. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Testing and quarantine of children

    • Children born in 2005 or later do not have to be tested on the border. They are exempt from the obligation to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival. If a child travels with a person required to be quarantined, the child stays with that person and is released from quarantine if the second test from the companion is negative. If the companion is exempt from double screening and quarantine, also the child is exempt. A child travelling alone is neither tested nor needs to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival.
    • Children born in or before 2004 need to undergo testing at the border, quarantine for 5 days and then have a second test unless they have a certificate of full vaccination. Children who have not reached the age of 18 are permitted to travel to Iceland with their parents, given the parents are exempt from travel restrictions to Iceland.

    A tourist is obliged to pre-register a departure date from Iceland if it is available. If the length of stay is shorter than the required time in quarantine, it will be examined separately, as there is a risk that the person in question will not follow the rules on quarantine.

    Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation rules are subject to fines and the involvement of the authorities to prevent violations.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    FAQ regarding disease control measures at the border
    Quarantine at home
    List of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine
    Testing centres

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Transit passengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel restrictions do not apply to other EEA/EFTA-citizens and citizens of Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

    Third-country citizens are still not authorized to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply. Note: As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals have the status of third-country nationals.

    Third-country nationals who can provide appropriate proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or prior infection, are exempt from the travel restrictions. As of 27 July, these travelers are also required to present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test (taken within 72 hours before departure).

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Rules at the borders are in force until 15 August 2021.

    Travelers from outside the EEA/EFTA area who are not relatives of an EEA/EFTA citizen and not from exempted countries may not enter Iceland unless the provide a valid reason. Valid reasons fall into the following categories:

    • Passenger in airport transit
    • Employees in healthcare services and geriatric services
    • Employees responsible for the transportation of goods and services
    • Individual travelling because of an acute family incident (i.e. serious illness, accident or demise)
    • Individuals and delegations who travel to the country under the aegis of the Icelandic government, staff of diplomatic missions and other representatives of foreign countries; international organisation staff and their guests who need to travel to the country due to the activities of these organisations; members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty; humanitarian aid workers; staff of civil protection; and family members of the aforementioned parties
    • Students (≠ Class trips are not considered to be an exemption from travel restrictions)
    • Persons who essentially need to travel to Iceland for business purposes of short duration and it cannot be postponed or performed abroad.

    RULES AT BORDER

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All arriving passengers, who are not vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19, are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid.

    Additionally, these passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 6 days later. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    Provisions for vaccinated people

    Children born in 2005 and later, as well as those who provide valid proof of having been vaccinated against COVID-19, are not required to provide a PCR test before boarding and are also exempt from screening and quarantine measures at the border. The exemption also applies to those who can provide valid proof of prior infection. Documentation on prior infections must follow the requirements defined by the Chief Epidemiologist.

    As of 27 July, those who provide valid proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are required to present a PCR or rapid antigen test (taken within 72 hours before departure), but are exempt from screening and quarantine measures at the border. These measures also apply to those who can provide valid proof of prior infection.

    Is a quarantine required?

    Arriving passengers, who are not exempt on the grounds of age, vaccination, or prior infection, are required to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.

    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    Defined areas with risk of infection and rules regarding border crossing

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    26.07.2021
  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    If travelers don’t have any vaccination certificate or a certification that proves a previous COVID-19 infection or have a certificate that is not valid, they need to present a negative PCR test certificateagainst COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure.

    The result of the test must be pre-recorded. The certificate must be submitted in either Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Certificates in other languages are not considered valid.

    Additionally, passengers arriving in Iceland without proof of vaccination or prior infection, must undergotwo more PCR tests: one on their arrival and a second one after a quarantine of 5 days.

    Everybody must quarantine for 5 days and go for another test at the end of quarantine. Please note that a new day begins at midnight. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Testing and quarantine of children

    • Children born in 2005 or later do not have to be tested on the border. They are exempt from the obligation to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival. If a child travels with a person required to be quarantined, the child stays with that person and is released from quarantine if the second test from the companion is negative. If the companion is exempt from double screening and quarantine, also the child is exempt. A child travelling alone is neither tested nor needs to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival.
    • Children born in or before 2004 need to undergo testing at the border, quarantine for 5 days and then have a second test unless they have a certificate of full vaccination. Children who have not reached the age of 18 are permitted to travel to Iceland with their parents, given the parents are exempt from travel restrictions to Iceland.

    A tourist is obliged to pre-register a departure date from Iceland if it is available. If the length of stay is shorter than the required time in quarantine, it will be examined separately, as there is a risk that the person in question will not follow the rules on quarantine.

    Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation rules are subject to fines and the involvement of the authorities to prevent violations.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    FAQ regarding disease control measures at the border
    Quarantine at home
    List of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine
    Testing centres

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Transit passengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel restrictions do not apply to other EEA/EFTA-citizens and citizens of Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

    Third-country citizens are still not authorized to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply. Note: As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals have the status of third-country nationals.

    Third-country nationals who can provide appropriate proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or prior infection, are exempt from the travel restrictions. As of 27 July, these travelers are also required to present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test (taken within 72 hours before departure).

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Rules at the borders are in force until 15 August 2021.

    Travelers from outside the EEA/EFTA area who are not relatives of an EEA/EFTA citizen and not from exempted countries may not enter Iceland unless the provide a valid reason. Valid reasons fall into the following categories:

    • Passenger in airport transit
    • Employees in healthcare services and geriatric services
    • Employees responsible for the transportation of goods and services
    • Individual travelling because of an acute family incident (i.e. serious illness, accident or demise)
    • Individuals and delegations who travel to the country under the aegis of the Icelandic government, staff of diplomatic missions and other representatives of foreign countries; international organisation staff and their guests who need to travel to the country due to the activities of these organisations; members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty; humanitarian aid workers; staff of civil protection; and family members of the aforementioned parties
    • Students (≠ Class trips are not considered to be an exemption from travel restrictions)
    • Persons who essentially need to travel to Iceland for business purposes of short duration and it cannot be postponed or performed abroad.

    RULES AT BORDER

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All arriving passengers, who are not vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19, are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid.

    Additionally, these passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 6 days later. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    Provisions for vaccinated people

    Children born in 2005 and later, as well as those who provide valid proof of having been vaccinated against COVID-19, are not required to provide a PCR test before boarding and are also exempt from screening and quarantine measures at the border. The exemption also applies to those who can provide valid proof of prior infection. Documentation on prior infections must follow the requirements defined by the Chief Epidemiologist.

    As of 27 July, those who provide valid proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are required to present a PCR or rapid antigen test (taken within 72 hours before departure), but are exempt from screening and quarantine measures at the border. These measures also apply to those who can provide valid proof of prior infection.

    Is a quarantine required?

    Arriving passengers, who are not exempt on the grounds of age, vaccination, or prior infection, are required to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.

    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    Defined areas with risk of infection and rules regarding border crossing

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    22.07.2021
  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    If travelers don’t have any vaccination certificate or a certification that proves a previous COVID-19 infection or have a certificate that is not valid, they need to present a negative PCR test certificateagainst COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure.

    The result of the test must be pre-recorded. The certificate must be submitted in either Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Certificates in other languages are not considered valid.

    Children born 2005 or later are exempt from submitting a PCR test. 

    Additionally, passengers arriving in Iceland without proof of vaccination or prior infection, must undergotwo more PCR tests: one on their arrival and a second one after a quarantine of 5 days.

    Everybody must quarantine for 5 days and go for another test at the end of quarantine. Please note that a new day begins at midnight. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Testing and quarantine of children

    • Children born in 2005 or later do not have to be tested on the border. They are exempt from the obligation to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival. If a child travels with a person required to be quarantined, the child stays with that person and is released from quarantine if the second test from the companion is negative. If the companion is exempt from double screening and quarantine, also the child is exempt. A child travelling alone is neither tested nor needs to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival.
    • Children born in or before 2004 need to undergo testing at the border, quarantine for 5 days and then have a second test unless they have a certificate of full vaccination. Children who have not reached the age of 18 are permitted to travel to Iceland with their parents, given the parents are exempt from travel restrictions to Iceland.

    A tourist is obliged to pre-register a departure date from Iceland if it is available. If the length of stay is shorter than the required time in quarantine, it will be examined separately, as there is a risk that the person in question will not follow the rules on quarantine.

    Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation rules are subject to fines and the involvement of the authorities to prevent violations.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    FAQ regarding disease control measures at the border
    Quarantine at home
    List of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine
    Testing centres

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Transit passengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel restrictions do not apply to other EEA/EFTA-citizens and citizens of Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

    Third-country citizens are still not authorized to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply. Note: As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals have the status of third-country nationals.

    Third-country nationals who can provide appropriate proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or prior infection, are exempt from the travel restrictions. As of 27 July, these travelers are also required to present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test (taken within 72 hours before departure).

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Rules at the borders are in force until 15 August 2021.

    Travelers from outside the EEA/EFTA area who are not relatives of an EEA/EFTA citizen and not from exempted countries may not enter Iceland unless the provide a valid reason. Valid reasons fall into the following categories:

    • Passenger in airport transit
    • Employees in healthcare services and geriatric services
    • Employees responsible for the transportation of goods and services
    • Individual travelling because of an acute family incident (i.e. serious illness, accident or demise)
    • Individuals and delegations who travel to the country under the aegis of the Icelandic government, staff of diplomatic missions and other representatives of foreign countries; international organisation staff and their guests who need to travel to the country due to the activities of these organisations; members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty; humanitarian aid workers; staff of civil protection; and family members of the aforementioned parties
    • Students (≠ Class trips are not considered to be an exemption from travel restrictions)
    • Persons who essentially need to travel to Iceland for business purposes of short duration and it cannot be postponed or performed abroad.

    RULES AT BORDER

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All arriving passengers, who are not vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19, are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are in this case not considered valid.

    Additionally, these passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 6 days later. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    Provisions for vaccinated people

    Children born in 2005 and later, as well as those who provide valid proof of having been vaccinated against COVID-19, are not required to provide a PCR test before boarding and are also exempt from screening and quarantine measures at the border. The exemption also applies to those who can provide valid proof of prior infection. Documentation on prior infections must follow the requirements defined by the Chief Epidemiologist.

    As of 27 July, those who provide valid proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are required to present a PCR or rapid antigen test (taken within 72 hours before departure), but are exempt from screening and quarantine measures at the border. These measures also apply to those who can provide valid proof of prior infection.

    Is a quarantine required?

    Arriving passengers, who are not exempt on the grounds of age, vaccination, or prior infection, are required to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.

    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    Defined areas with risk of infection and rules regarding border crossing

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    21.07.2021
  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    If travellers don’t have any vaccination certificate or have a certificate that is not valid or a certification that proves a previous COVID-19 infection, they need to present a negative PCR test certificateagainst COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are not valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure.

    The result of the test must be pre-recorded. The certificate must be submitted in either Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Certificates in other languages are not considered valid.

    Children born 2005 or later are exempt from submitting a PCR test. 

    Additionally, passengers arriving in Iceland without proof of vaccination or prior infection, must undergotwo more PCR tests: one on their arrival and a second one after a quarantine of 5 days.

    Everybody must quarantine for 5 days and go for another test at the end of quarantine. Please note that a new day begins at midnight. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Testing and quarantine of children

    • Children born in 2005 or later do not have to be tested on the border. They are exempt from the obligation to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival. If a child travels with a person required to be quarantined, the child stays with that person and is released from quarantine if the second test from the companion is negative. If the companion is exempt from double screening and quarantine, also the child is exempt. A child travelling alone is neither tested nor needs to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival.
    • Children who have not reached the age of 18 are permitted to travel to Iceland with their parents, given the parents are exempt from travel restrictions to Iceland. However children born in or before 2004 need to undergo testing at the border, quarantine for 5 days and have a second test, unless they have a certificate of full vaccination .

    A tourist is obliged to pre-register a departure date from Iceland if it is available. If the length of stay is shorter than the required time in quarantine, it will be examined separately, as there is a risk that the person in question will not follow the rules on quarantine.

    Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation rules are subject to fines and the involvement of the authorities to prevent violations.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    FAQ regarding disease control measures at the border
    Quarantine at home
    List of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine
    Testing centres

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Transit passengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel restrictions do not apply to other EEA/EFTA-citizens and citizens of Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

    Third-country citizens are still not authorized to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply. Note: As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals have the status of third-country nationals.

    Third-country nationals who can provide appropriate proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or prior infection, are exempt from the travel restrictions.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Rules at the borders are in force until 15 August 2021.

    Travellers from outside the EEA/EFTA area who are not relatives of an EEA/EFTA citizen and not from exempted countries may not enter Iceland unless the provide a valid reason. Valid reasons fall into the following categories:

    • Passenger in airport transit
    • Employees in healthcare services and geriatric services
    • Employees responsible for the transportation of goods and services
    • Individual travelling because of an acute family incident (i.e. serious illness, accident or demise)
    • Individuals and delegations who travel to the country under the aegis of the Icelandic government, staff of diplomatic missions and other representatives of foreign countries; international organisation staff and their guests who need to travel to the country due to the activities of these organisations; members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty; humanitarian aid workers; staff of civil protection; and family members of the aforementioned parties
    • Students (≠ Class trips are not considered to be an exemption from travel restrictions)
    • Persons who essentially need to travel to Iceland for business purposes of short duration and it cannot be postponed or performed abroad.

    RULES AT BORDER

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All arriving passengers are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are not valid.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 6 days later. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    Provisions for vaccinated people

    Children born in 2005 and later, as well as those who provide valid proof of having been vaccinated against COVID-19, are not required to provide a PCR test before boarding and are also exempt from screening and quarantine measures at the border. The exemption also applies to those who can provide valid proof of prior infection. Documentation on prior infections must follow the requirements defined by the Chief Epidemiologist.

    Is a quarantine required?

    Arriving passengers, who are not exempt on the grounds of age, vaccination, or prior infection, are required to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    Provisions for vaccinated people

    Those who provide valid proof of having been vaccinated against Covid-19 are not required to provide a PCR test before 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.

    The certificate must be in Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, English or French. A document in another language can be valid if the original document accompanied by a certified stamped translation in one of the languages required.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.

    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    Defined areas with risk of infection and rules regarding border crossing

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    19.07.2021
  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    If travellers don’t have any vaccination certificate or have a certificate that is not valid or a certification that proves a previous COVID-19 infection, they need to present a negative PCR test certificateagainst COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are not valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure.

    The result of the test must be pre-recorded. The certificate must be submitted in either Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Certificates in other languages are not considered valid.

    Children born 2005 or later are exempt from submitting a PCR test. 

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergotwo more PCR tests: one on their arrival and a second one after a quarantine of 5 days.

    Everybody must quarantine for 5 days and go for another test at the end of quarantine. Please note that a new day begins at midnight. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.

    The second testing is done at health centres around Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Those people who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must continue self-isolation.

    Testing and quarantine of children

    • Children born in 2005 or later do not have to be tested on the border. They are exempt from the obligation to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival. If a child travels with a person required to be quarantined, the child stays with that person and is released from quarantine if the second test from the companion is negative. If the companion is exempt from double screening and quarantine, also the child is exempt. A child travelling alone is neither tested nor needs to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival.
    • Children born in or before 2004 need to undergo testing at the border, quarantine for 5 days and then have a second test unless they have a certificate of full vaccination. Children who have not reached the age of 18 are permitted to travel to Iceland with their parents, given the parents are exempt from travel restrictions to Iceland.

    A tourist is obliged to pre-register a departure date from Iceland if it is available. If the length of stay is shorter than the required time in quarantine, it will be examined separately, as there is a risk that the person in question will not follow the rules on quarantine.

    Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation rules are subject to fines and the involvement of the authorities to prevent violations.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    FAQ regarding disease control measures at the border
    Quarantine at home
    List of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine
    Testing centres

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Transit passengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel restrictions do not apply to other EEA/EFTA-citizens and citizens of Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

    Third-country citizens are still not authorized to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply. Note: As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals have the status of third-country nationals.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Rules at the borders are in force until 15 August 2021.

    Travellers from outside the EEA/EFTA area who are not relatives of an EEA/EFTA citizen and not from exempted countries may not enter Iceland unless the provide a valid reason. Valid reasons fall into the following categories:

    • Passenger in airport transit
    • Employees in healthcare services and geriatric services
    • Employees responsible for the transportation of goods and services
    • Individual travelling because of an acute family incident (i.e. serious illness, accident or demise)
    • Individuals and delegations who travel to the country under the aegis of the Icelandic government, staff of diplomatic missions and other representatives of foreign countries; international organisation staff and their guests who need to travel to the country due to the activities of these organisations; members of armed forces travelling to Iceland for duty; humanitarian aid workers; staff of civil protection; and family members of the aforementioned parties
    • Students (≠ Class trips are not considered to be an exemption from travel restrictions)
    • Persons who essentially need to travel to Iceland for business purposes of short duration and it cannot be postponed or performed abroad.

     

    RULES AT BORDER

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All arriving passengers are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure to Iceland. Rapid antigen tests are not valid.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 6 days later. Between the two tests, a quarantine of 5 days is mandatory.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    Provisions for vaccinated people

    Children born in 2005 and later, as well as those who provide valid proof of having been vaccinated against COVID-19, are not required to provide a PCR test before boarding and are also exempt from screening and quarantine measures at the border. The exemption also applies to those who can provide valid proof of prior infection. Documentation on prior infections must follow the requirements defined by the Chief Epidemiologist.

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    Provisions for vaccinated people

    Those who provide valid proof of having been vaccinated against Covid-19 are not required to provide a PCR test before 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.

    The certificate must be in Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, English or French. A document in another language can be valid if the original document accompanied by a certified stamped translation in one of the languages required.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.

    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates
    Are you travelling to Iceland?
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Travel restrictions to Iceland
    Defined areas with risk of infection and rules regarding border crossing

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    14.07.2021
  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Iceland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Iceland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    All countries and territories of the world, except Greenland, are currently classified as risk areas.

    Travellers are allowed to enter Iceland by presenting either:

    • Proof of full vaccination

    Those who provide valid proof of having been vaccinated against Covid-19, are not required to provide a PCR test before boarding and are also exempt from quarantine measures at the border. All travellers arriving in Iceland will be exempt from border screening if they present a certificate of vaccination.

    • Proof of recovery from Covid-19

    Those who provide valid proof of having recovered from Covid-19, are not required to provide a PCR test before boarding and are also exempt from quarantine measures at the border. All travellers arriving in Iceland will be exempt from border screening if they present a certificate of recent recovery from COVID-19.

    All other travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours before departure.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later. All travellers must remain in isolation until they receive a negative result to the second PCR test.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    Children born in 2005 and later are exempted from the pre-departure test requirement.

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Instructions for quarantine

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit: Transit passsengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border, are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country citizens are still not authorised to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas, except Greenland.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All arriving passengers are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hours of their time of departure to Iceland.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    Provisions for vaccinated people

    Children born in 2005 and later, as well as those who provide valid proof of having been vaccinated against COVID-19, are not required to provide a PCR test before boarding and are also exempt from screening and quarantine measures at the border. The exemption also applies to those who can provide valid proof of prior infection. Documentation on prior infections must follow the requirements defined by the Chief Epidemiologist.

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    Provisions for vaccinated people

    Those who provide valid proof of having been vaccinated against Covid-19 are not required to provide a PCR test before 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.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.3.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    05.07.2021
  • Iceland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Iceland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Iceland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    All countries and territories of the world, with the exception of Greenland, are currently classified as risk areas.

    Travellers are allowed to enter Iceland by presenting either:

    • Proof of full vaccination
      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 quarantine measures at the border. Until 1 July, they are still subject to a PCR test upon arrival. After 1 July, all travellers arriving in Iceland will be exempt from border screening if they present a certificate of vaccination.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19
      Those who provide valid proof of having recovered from COVID-19, are not required to provide a PCR-test prior to boarding and are also exempt from quarantine measures at the border. Until 1 July, they are still subject to a PCR test upon arrival. After 1 July, all travellers arriving in Iceland will be exempt from border screening if they present a certificate of recent recovery from COVID-19.

    All other travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later. All travellers must remain in isolation until they receive a negative result to the second PCR test.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    Children born in 2005 and later are exempted from the pre-departure test requirement.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    Instructions for quarantine

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit: Transit passsengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border, are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All arriving passengers are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hours of their time of departure to Iceland.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Children born in 2005 and later, as well as 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 exemption also applies to those who can provide valid proof of prior infection. Documentation on prior infections must be in accordance with the requirements defined by the Chief Epidemiologist.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.3.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    29.06.2021
  • Iceland Following a previous announcement for border restrictions to remain unchanged, the Icelandic authorities have now reiterated that border screening for vaccinated travellers will apply only until July 1.

    According to a press release issued by the government on Monday afternoon, June 14, the Minister of Health, in compliance with the Chief Epidemiologist recommendation, has also decided that the current measures should stop applying for children arriving in Iceland, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    After July 1, all travellers arriving in Iceland will be exempt from border screening if they present a certificate of vaccination or recent recovery from COVID-19.

    The health minister previously announced that by June, 50 per cent of the population would be vaccinated; therefore, the quarantine hotel requirement ceased applying for travellers.

    Iceland launched the COVID-19 passport project trial a few weeks ago, making sure to finalise the document’s introduction before July 1, which is the final deadline set by the EU. The certificate is expected to establish a free and safe movement for EU citizens across the member countries.

    Read more
    15.06.2021
  • Iceland Passengers vaccinated against COVID-19 or recovered from it
    Can you visit Iceland? Yes. All travelers – regardless of origin – are welcome to visit Iceland if they can show either:

    certificate of full vaccination against COVID. Read what certificates are accepted on the official Directorate of Health page.
    certificate of previous COVID infection. Read what certificates are accepted on the official Directorate of Health page.
    Please note: Iceland is welcoming vaccinated visitors from outside the Schengen zone, but further travel from Iceland to the rest of Europe is currently not permitted for non-Schengen residents.

    Do you need a PCR test? No. If you hold an appropriate certificate, you do not need to have a PCR test to board your flight to Iceland.

    Is there arrival testing and quarantine? Yes. If you hold an appropriate certificate, you are required to undergo one COVID-19 test upon arrival. The test is free of charge. You must wait for the result of this test (usually received within 5-6 hours but may take up to 24 hours) at your accommodation. You do not need to quarantine for 5-6 days and take a second test.

    https://www.icelandair.com/sv-se/blog/iceland-is-open-faq/

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    31.05.2021
  • Iceland Latest News: Obligatory quarantine for travelers from high-risk areas will stop being applicable from 1 June (SVI, 24.05.2021). More travelers are now subject to entry restrictions as government updates criteria to determine level of COVID-19 risk (Schengen Visa Info, 10.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Iceland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Iceland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 1 May 2021, travel restrictions will be based on the EU Traffic Lights map. 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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    Children born in 2005 and later are exempted.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.2.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit: Transit passsengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border, are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All arriving passengers are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hours of their time of departure to Iceland.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Children born in 2005 and later, as well as 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 exemption also applies to those who can provide valid proof of prior infection. Documentation on prior infections must be in accordance with the requirements defined by the Chief Epidemiologist.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.3.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    25.05.2021
  • Iceland Latest News: More travelers are now subject to entry restrictions as government updates criteria to determine level of COVID-19 risk (Schengen Visa Info, 10.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Iceland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Iceland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 1 May 2021, travel restrictions will be based on the EU Traffic Lights map. 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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    Children born in 2005 and later are exempted.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.2.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit: Transit passsengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border, are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All arriving passengers are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hours of their time of departure to Iceland.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Children born in 2005 and later, as well as 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 exemption also applies to those who can provide valid proof of prior infection. Documentation on prior infections must be in accordance with the requirements defined by the Chief Epidemiologist.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.3.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open. You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    14.05.2021
  • Iceland Latest News: More travelers are now subject to entry restrictions as government updates criteria to determine level of COVID-19 risk (Schengen Visa Info, 10.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Iceland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Iceland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 1 May 2021, travel restrictions will be based on the EU Traffic Lights map. 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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    Children born in 2005 and later are exempted.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.2.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit: Transit passsengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border, are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All arriving passengers are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hours of their time of departure to Iceland.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Children born in 2005 and later, as well as 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 exemption also applies to those who can provide valid proof of prior infection. Documentation on prior infections must be in accordance with the requirements defined by the Chief Epidemiologist.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.3.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open.You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    12.05.2021
  • Iceland Latest News: More travelers are now subject to entry restrictions as government updates criteria to determine level of COVID-19 risk (Schengen Visa Info, 10.05.2021). Government to impose ban on non-essential travel from high-risk countries (SVI, 28.04.2021). Government plans to tighten border controls from 22 April to 30 June (Reuters, 20.04.2021). Vaccinated travelers from countries outside Schengen Zone, including those from U.K. and U.S., can now enter Iceland (Schengen Visa Info, 08.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Iceland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Iceland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 1 May 2021, travel restrictions will be based on the EU Traffic Lights map. 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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    Children born in 2005 and later are exempted.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.2.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit: Transit passsengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border, are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All arriving passengers are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hours of their time of departure to Iceland.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Children born in 2005 and later, as well as 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 exemption also applies to those who can provide valid proof of prior infection. Documentation on prior infections must be in accordance with the requirements defined by the Chief Epidemiologist.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.3.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open.You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    11.05.2021
  • Iceland Latest News: Government to impose ban on non-essential travel from high-risk countries (SVI, 28.04.2021). Government plans to tighten border controls from 22 April to 30 June (Reuters, 20.04.2021). Vaccinated travelers from countries outside Schengen Zone, including those from U.K. and U.S., can now enter Iceland (Schengen Visa Info, 08.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Iceland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Iceland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 1 May 2021, travel restrictions will be based on the EU Traffic Lights map. 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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    Children born in 2005 and later are exempted.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.2.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit: Transit passsengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border, are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All arriving passengers are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hours of their time of departure to Iceland.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Children born in 2005 and later, as well as 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 exemption also applies to those who can provide valid proof of prior infection. Documentation on prior infections must be in accordance with the requirements defined by the Chief Epidemiologist.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.3.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open.You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    01.05.2021
  • Iceland Latest News: Government to impose ban on non-essential travel from high-risk countries (SVI, 28.04.2021). Government plans to tighten border controls from 22 April to 30 June (Reuters, 20.04.2021). Vaccinated travelers from countries outside Schengen Zone, including those from U.K. and U.S., can now enter Iceland (Schengen Visa Info, 08.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Iceland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Iceland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 1 May 2021, travel restrictions will be based on the EU Traffic Lights map. 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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    Children born in 2005 and later are exempted.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.2.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit passsengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border, are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All arriving passengers are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hours of their time of departure to Iceland.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Children born in 2005 and later, as well as 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 exemption also applies to those who can provide valid proof of prior infection. Documentation on prior infections must be in accordance with the requirements defined by the Chief Epidemiologist.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.3.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open.You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    28.04.2021
  • Iceland Latest News: Government plans to tighten border controls from 22 April to 30 June (Reuters, 20.04.2021). Vaccinated travelers from countries outside Schengen Zone, including those from U.K. and U.S., can now enter Iceland (Schengen Visa Info, 08.04.2021). Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers not included in the 14 country white list are not permitted access into the country (OSAC, 02.07.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Iceland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Iceland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 1 May 2021, travel restrictions will be based on the EU Traffic Lights map. 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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    Children born in 2005 and later are exempted.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.2.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit passsengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border, are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All arriving passengers are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hours of their time of departure to Iceland.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Children born in 2005 and later, as well as 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 exemption also applies to those who can provide valid proof of prior infection. Documentation on prior infections must be in accordance with the requirements defined by the Chief Epidemiologist.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.3.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open.You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    20.04.2021
  • Iceland Latest News: Vaccinated travelers from countries outside Schengen Zone, including those from U.K. and U.S., can now enter Iceland (Schengen Visa Info, 08.04.2021). Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers not included in the 14 country white list are not permitted access into the country (OSAC, 02.07.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Iceland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Iceland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 1 May 2021, travel restrictions will be based on the EU Traffic Lights map. 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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    Children born in 2005 and later are exempted.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.2.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit passsengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border, are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All arriving passengers are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hours of their time of departure to Iceland.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Children born in 2005 and later, as well as 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 exemption also applies to those who can provide valid proof of prior infection. Documentation on prior infections must be in accordance with the requirements defined by the Chief Epidemiologist.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.3.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open.You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    09.04.2021
  • Iceland Travellers from countries outside the Schengen Zone, including those from the United Kingdom and the United States, can now enter Iceland, as the government has opened its doors for them since April 6. However, they will be obliged to follow certain conditions.

    According to Iceland’s authorities announcement, all persons outside the Schengen Zone and those in the UK and the US can enter Iceland if they show a vaccination certificate or proof that they had been previously infected with the virus but have recovered since then, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    The decision was planned to take effect on March 26. Still, it was postponed until April 6, as according to the country’s authorities, more time is needed to permit scope for careful review of the procedures for estimating and accepting documentation.

    But Iceland will not be a transit point for foreign travellers, the country’s authorities have announced.

    Iceland’s flag carrier airline Icelandair has warned all travellers from the United States that they will not be permitted to fly with the airline to other European countries from Iceland, even though the latter is a member of the borderless area of Schengen.

    “Iceland is welcoming vaccinated visitors from outside the Schengen zone, but further travel from Iceland to the rest of Europe is currently not permitted for non-Schengen residents,” Icelandair’s website has clarified through an announcement.

    Amid the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, Europe remains almost closed to all Americans; therefore, passengers who wish to enter Iceland to visit other countries in Europe will not be permitted to do so.

    Earlier this month, Iceland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health changed some rules for entering the territory regarding testing and quarantine requirements.

    The country’s government previously announced that it removed Spain from its list of countries profoundly affected by the virus after taking into account that the latter registered fewer cases of COVID-19 infections.

    Persons who wish to enter Iceland from territories where a 14-day Coronavirus case notification rate surpasses 500 per 100,000 are required to stay in a government quarantine facility or undergo isolation due to the virus.

    Such a measure is applied to all zones considered by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control as high-risk zones. This includes the red, dark, and grey categories of countries.

    The Coronavirus pandemic pushed Iceland’s government to temporarily freeze its plans of permitting nationals who have taken the vaccine against the virus to enter their territory.

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, Iceland has managed to maintain the Coronavirus situation under control.

    Read more
    08.04.2021
  • Iceland Latest News: Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers not included in the 14 country white list are not permitted access into the country (OSAC, 02.07.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Iceland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Iceland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 1 May 2021, travel restrictions will be based on the EU Traffic Lights map. 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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    Children born in 2005 and later are exempted.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.2.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit passsengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border, are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All arriving passengers are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hours of their time of departure to Iceland.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Children born in 2005 and later, as well as 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 exemption also applies to those who can provide valid proof of prior infection. Documentation on prior infections must be in accordance with the requirements defined by the Chief Epidemiologist.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.3.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open.You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    08.04.2021
  • Iceland Latest News: Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers not included in the 14 country white list are not permitted access into the country (OSAC, 02.07.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Iceland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Iceland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Iceland will implement a new system, which is based on the ECDC colour scheme, on 1 May. 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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    Children born in 2005 and later are exempted.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.2.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit passsengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border, are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All arriving passengers are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hours of their time of departure to Iceland.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Children born in 2005 and later, as well as 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 exemption also applies to those who can provide valid proof of prior infection. Documentation on prior infections must be in accordance with the requirements defined by the Chief Epidemiologist.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.3.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open.You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    07.04.2021
  • Iceland Iceland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, has amended some rules that are applied for entering the country regarding the testing and quarantine requirements imposed due to COVID-19.

    According to the announcement, all persons should be aware of the changes explained below when planning to head to Iceland’s territory, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    Iceland’s government has clarified that persons born in 2005 or later will be required to undergo a testing process at Iceland’s borders.

    “A child who travels with an individual who is subject to stay in quarantine shall stay with that person and can leave the quarantine if the second test of its co-traveller is negative. When the co-traveller is not required to stay in quarantine, the same shall apply to the child,” the statement reads.

    In case that a child is travelling alone, the same is not obliged to follow quarantine rules.

    In addition, all travellers who submit a vaccination document or a certificate of a prior infection will have to undergo a testing process upon their arrival to the country.

    Passengers from territories considered highly affected by the Coronavirus pandemic will be required to stay self-isolated until they take a second COVID-19 test. This requirement is temporary and will be reviewed on May 1.

    Passengers will also be required to pre-register on the date of their departure.

    Persons arriving in Iceland from zones considered profoundly affected by the virus will be required to follow quarantine measures.

    “This applies to passengers from countries where a 14-day case notification rate exceeds 500 per 100.000 inhabitants or where sufficient information is not available, according to information from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, see accompanying list of the countries in question,” the statement clarifies.

    Persons who remain in the quarantine facility from April 11 should pay a fee. The fee amounts to ISK 10,000 per night per room, including food.

    Even though the idea of launching a vaccine passport, which among others would facilitate the travelling process for vaccinated persons, is being very discussed among European countries, earlier this month, Iceland became the first European country to start granting COVID-19 certificates.

    All European Union and Schengen Zone citizens who have taken the vaccine against the Coronavirus disease are permitted to enter Iceland without being subject to additional requirements such as testing or quarantine rules, if they present valid proof that they have been vaccinated with vaccines authorized by the World Health Organization, or the European Medicines Agency.

    Read more
    06.04.2021
  • Iceland Iceland’s Ministry of Health has removed Spain from the list of countries considered highly affected by the Coronavirus pandemic after ensuring that the latter recently has reported fewer cases of COVID-19 infection.

    Yet, the decision comes at a time when in some territories in Spain, there is a surge in the number of infections, while the country risks facing the fourth wave of the virus.

    According to Iceland’s government announcement, travellers from Spain will be required to follow quarantine rules in private accommodation and not in a quarantine facility, SchnegenVisaInfo.com reports.

    “In the case of countries that are divided into more than one territory where the notification rate of new infections varies, the country in question may be categorized based on the notification rate of new infections in the territory where it is highest,” the statement reads.

    Spain is the ninth most affected country from the Coronavirus pandemic with 3,291,394 registered cases and 75,541 deaths. Worldometers’ figures reveal that 3,054,725 persons have fully recovered from the virus, while there are 161,128 active cases.

    Spain’s Health Ministry on Tuesday reported that the number of Coronavirus cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last two weeks surpassed 150-the threshold in Catalonia, Basque Country, Navarre, Asturias and the North African exclave cities of Ceuta and Melilla.

    Based on the country’s Health Ministry report, released on Tuesday, the seven-day cumulative number of cases is 76. Simultaneously, over 15 per cent of intensive care units are occupied by persons receiving medical treatment due to COVID-19.

    Spain’s capital continues to report an increased number of COVID-19 infections, while the 14-day cumulative number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants stands at 257.

    In a bid to protect its citizens from the virus, Spain previously announced that it would prolong restrictions imposed on non-essential travel from countries that are not part of the European Union and Schengen Area until April 30.

    Iceland managed to better control the spread of the virus than Spain, with only 6,205 cases reported since the beginning of the pandemic. It is the 158th most-affected country worldwide by the virus.

    Authorities in Iceland announced that they plan to allow all nationals of third countries who have taken the vaccine against COVID-19 to enter its country

    Read more
    06.04.2021
  • Iceland Latest News: Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers not included in the 14 country white list are not permitted access into the country (OSAC, 02.07.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Iceland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Iceland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Iceland will implement a new system, based on the ECDC colour scheme, on 1 May. 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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    Children born in 2005 and later are exempted.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.2.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit passsengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border, are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All arriving passengers are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hours of their time of departure to Iceland.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Children born in 2005 and later, as well as 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 exemption also applies to those who can provide valid proof of prior infection. Documentation on prior infections must be in accordance with the requirements defined by the Chief Epidemiologist.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.3.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open.You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    01.04.2021
  • Iceland Latest News: Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers not included in the 14 country white list are not permitted access into the country (OSAC, 02.07.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Iceland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Iceland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Iceland will implement a new system, based on the ECDC colour scheme, on 1 May. 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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    Children born in 2005 and later are exempted.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.2.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit passsengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border, are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open.You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    31.03.2021
  • Iceland Latest News: Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers not included in the 14 country white list are not permitted access into the country (OSAC, 02.07.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Iceland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Iceland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Iceland will implement a new system, based on the ECDC colour scheme, on 1 May. 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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    Children born in 2005 and later are exempted.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.2.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit passsengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border, are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All arriving passengers are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hours of their time of departure to Iceland.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Children born in 2005 and later, as well as 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 exemption also applies to those who can provide valid proof of prior infection. Documentation on prior infections must be in accordance with the requirements defined by the Chief Epidemiologist.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.3.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open.You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers. Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English). You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    30.03.2021
  • Iceland Latest News: Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers not included in the 14 country white list are not permitted access into the country (OSAC, 02.07.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Iceland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Iceland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Iceland will implement a new system, based on the ECDC colour scheme, on 1 May. 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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    Children born in 2005 and later are exempted.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.2.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit passsengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border, are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All arriving passengers are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hours of their time of departure to Iceland.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Children born in 2005 and later, as well as 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 exemption also applies to those who can provide valid proof of prior infection. Documentation on prior infections must be in accordance with the requirements defined by the Chief Epidemiologist.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.3.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open.You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers.
    Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English).
    You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    29.03.2021
  • Iceland Latest News: Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers not included in the 14 country white list are not permitted access into the country (OSAC, 02.07.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Iceland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Iceland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Iceland will implement a new system, based on the ECDC colour scheme, on 1 May. 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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All arriving passengers are required to present a negative result to a PCR test taken within 72 hours of their time of departure to Iceland.

    Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Children born in 2005 and later, as well as 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.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers have to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    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.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers born before 2005 are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires them to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

     

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Entry rules from 16.2.2021
    Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit passsengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border, are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    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.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open.You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers.
    Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English).
    You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    26.03.2021
  • Iceland Latest News: Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers not included in the 14 country white list are not permitted access into the country (OSAC, 02.07.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Iceland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Iceland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

    All passengers arriving in Iceland and born before 2005 must pre-register to be screened for COVID-19.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers must choose between a 14-day quarantine and a double testing procedure along with a quarantine of 5-6 days (see: border-screening measures)

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    As an alternative to a 14-day quarantine, the double border-screening procedure requires all passengers arriving in Iceland to undergo two PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate. Children born in 2005 and later, as well as those who demonstrate to have recovered from COVID-19, are exempt from the double border-screening procedure.

    From 01.12.2020 until 31.01.2021, the screening procedure will be free of charge. In case of non-compliance with the screening procedure, fines may apply.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Passengers are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during the stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Double screening until December
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit passsengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border, are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    From 19/8/2020, all countries and territories of the world are classified as risk areas.

    All passengers arriving in Iceland and born before 2005 must pre-register to be screened for COVID-19. 

    The Government of Iceland has decided to impose more comprehensive border-screening measures as of 19 August. All arriving passengers must choose between a 14-day quarantine and a double testing procedure along with a quarantine for 5-6 days.

    The double border-screening procedure requires all passengers arriving in Iceland to undergo two PCR-tests: one upon arrival and another 5-6 days later.

    During this period, all arriving passengers must stay in quarantine in case of a possible infection. Those who test negative in the second PCR-test are no longer required to take special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate. Children born in 2005 and later are exempt from the double border-screening procedure.

    From 01.12.2020 until 31.01.2021, the screening procedure will be free of charge. In case of non compliance with the screening procedure, fines may apply.

    Passengers are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival. Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

    Find out more:

    www.covid.is

    Double screening until December

    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine

    Instructions for quarantine

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open.You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers.
    Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English).
    You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    23.03.2021
  • Iceland Latest News: Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers not included in the 14 country white list are not permitted access into the country (OSAC, 02.07.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Iceland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Iceland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    All countries and territories of the world are currently classified as risk areas.

    All passengers arriving in Iceland and born before 2005 must pre-register to be screened for COVID-19.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All arriving passengers must choose between a 14-day quarantine and a double testing procedure along with a quarantine of 5-6 days (see: border-screening measures)

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    As an alternative to a 14-day quarantine, the double border-screening procedure requires all passengers arriving in Iceland to undergo two PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another one 5-6 days later.

    Those who test negative in the second PCR test are no longer submitted to special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate. Children born in 2005 and later, as well as those who demonstrate to have recovered from COVID-19, are exempt from the double border-screening procedure.

    From 01.12.2020 until 31.01.2021, the screening procedure will be free of charge. In case of non-compliance with the screening procedure, fines may apply.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Passengers are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during the stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival.
    Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland.

    Find out more:
    www.covid.is
    Double screening until December
    List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine
    Instructions for quarantine

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Transit passsengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border, are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

    *From Third Countries:

    From 19/8/2020, all countries and territories of the world are classified as risk areas.

    All passengers arriving in Iceland and born before 2005 must pre-register to be screened for COVID-19. 

    The Government of Iceland has decided to impose more comprehensive border-screening measures as of 19 August. All arriving passengers must choose between a 14-day quarantine and a double testing procedure along with a quarantine for 5-6 days.

    The double border-screening procedure requires all passengers arriving in Iceland to undergo two PCR-tests: one upon arrival and another 5-6 days later.

    During this period, all arriving passengers must stay in quarantine in case of a possible infection. Those who test negative in the second PCR-test are no longer required to take special precautions. Those who test positive must self-isolate. Children born in 2005 and later are exempt from the double border-screening procedure.

    From 01.12.2020 until 31.01.2021, the screening procedure will be free of charge. In case of non compliance with the screening procedure, fines may apply.

    Passengers are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland, which requires to provide personal details and contact information, flight information, travel dates, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and information on countries they have visited before arrival. Passengers are also encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19, which contains important information on COVID-19 and how to contact the health care service in Iceland. Find out more: www.covid.is; Double screening until December; List of accommodations that receive guests for quarantine; Instructions for quarantine

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Iceland: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Iceland. However, you should regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes on the Government of Iceland website.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and private rentals are open.You will be expected to follow any COVID-19 related requirements that are displayed in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.
    *Public spaces and services: Restrictions include social distancing and bans on gatherings over certain numbers.
    Detailed and up to date information on the full range of restrictions is at Covid.is (available in English).
    You should also regularly monitor government announcements for any rapid changes at www.government.is/.

    Read more
    19.03.2021
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