Do not pick people
up from the airport
– they are quarantined at least
up until their second testing
Arrivals must take the bus, a taxi
or drive themselves from the airport.

Certificates

A certificate of derogation at the border crossing point must meet the following criteria:

Certificates must be issued in Icelandic, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, or English.
First name and last name (comparable to travel documentation).
Date of birth.
When the sampling took place (Date).
Where the sampling took place (Country/City/Address).
Name of testing facility / Certificate issuer.
Date of certificate.
Telephone number of the party responsible for issuing the certificate or the testing facility.
Show type of test (PCR test or antibody test by ELISA blood serum test or similar).
Test result

Certificate of former COVID-19 infection

Please note that some certificates of former infection have an expiry date.

Vaccination certificate

A vaccination certificate with one of the following vaccines with marketing authorization in Europe:

1. Comirnaty; Pfizer BioNTech
2. COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna
3. COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca
4. COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen

The International Certificate of Vaccination (“the yellow book”) issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) is also valid in those cases where WHO has discussed and approved a vaccine that is listed on the certificate, regardless of where the vaccination was made.

Here is a list of vaccines that are accepted

1. Tozinameran-COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine (Comirnaty®) Pfizer/BioNTech Manufacturing GmbH.
2. COVID-19 Vaccine (Vaxzevria®; ChAdOx1-S) AstraZeneca AB.
3. COVID-19 Vaccine (ChAdOx1-S) AstraZeneca/SK Bio (SK Bioscience Co. Ltd).
4. COVID-19 (ChAdOx1-S) Vaccine AstraZeneca (Covidshield™ Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd).
5. COVID-19 Vaccine (Ad26.COV2-S) Janssen-Cilag International NV.
6. COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna (mRNA-1273), Moderna Therapeutics.
7. SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine BIBP (Vero Cell) (Sinopharm/Bejing Institute of Biological Products Co., Ltd.)
8. COVID-19 Vaccine Sinovac-CoronaVac (Vero Cell), Sinovac Life Sciences Co., Ltd.

Certificates can be hard copies or electronic. Border guards will assess whether a certificate is valid and will contact a representative of the Chief Epidemiologist (a health care professional) as necessary, and the Chief Epidemiologist issues a final decision regarding the validity of the certificate. If a passenger presents a certificate that is deemed invalid, i.e., if any of the required conditions are not met, the person concerned shall be subject to the quarantine measures imposed on other passengers, i.e., to present a certificate for a negative PCR test and undergo double screening, with a quarantine between those screenings.

Vaccination certificates must fulfill the following criteria:

Must be submitted in Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, English, or French. A certificate in another language may be valid if submitted along with a translation in one of the approved languages and verified by a certified translator.
First name and last name (comparable to travel documentation).
Date of birth.
Name of the vaccinated disease (COVID-19).
Where and when the vaccinations took place (date(s))
Vaccination must be complete; the number of doses required to complete the vaccination for each vaccine must be according to manufacturer recommendations.
Information on the issuer of the certificate (Healthcare Professional/Institution), along with a signature in the case of an international vaccination certificate.
Name of the vaccine.
Manufacturer of vaccine.
Certificate is valid when 14 days have passed from the second dose (or 14 days from Janssen/Johnson & Johnson dose)

Certificates of former COVID-19 infection and vaccination against COVID-19 are now accessible at Heilsuvera.is under COVID-19. The certificates are free of charge. To sign in to Heilsuvera.is you need to have an electric id. To get a certificate for vaccination you need to have your passport number.

Negative COVID-19 test

Everyone travelling to Iceland must present a certificate of a negative test for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) before boarding an aircraft or ship to Iceland and again upon arrival. Travellers who present a certificate of full vaccination or previous infection can bring a negative PCR- or antigen test. Travellers without full vaccination or previous infection need to bring a negative PCR-test. Children born 2005 or later are exempt from presenting a PCR test. Self-tests are not accepted.
The negative test result must have been collected no more than 72 hours before departure (on the first leg of the journey).
The certificate must be submitted in either Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Certificates in other languages are not considered valid.
The fine for violating the rule requiring a negative PCR test is 100,000 Icelandic Krónur (ISK) for residents and Icelandic nationals.
Non-citizens and non-residents without a negative PCR tests will be refused entry at the border.

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