Tourists travelling to Iceland

As of 20 March 2020, foreign nationals - except EU/EEA, EFTA or UK nationals - are not allowed to enter Iceland. This advice is valid until 15 June 2020. Please see updated travel restrictions to Iceland here.

The quarantine requirement in Iceland applies to people, regardless of nationality, arriving from countries and areas defined with high risk of infection. At present, this applies to all countries except the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Which countries and areas are defined as high-risk areas shall be regularly reassessed. Please see here for further information.

No later than 15 June 2020, travelers are expected to be given a choice between a two-week quarantine or being tested for the virus upon arrival, or otherwise proving that they are free of corona virus infection. Exact requirements are still being developed but travelers will likely be required to download and use the official tracing app already in use by 40% of the population in Iceland. The app has been developed following the strictest privacy standards, with location data stored locally on the user's device unless released for tracing purposes in case of an infection.

A few important things for you to have in mind while traveling in Iceland:

If you are traveling from abroad and have cold-like symptoms should contact the Health line +354 544 4113. The helpline is always the first point of contact and people must call before going to hospitals or clinics. 
ban on public on public events and gatherings of 50 people or more is in place until 1 June. Restaurants and shops are expected to remain open with certain limits. You should monitor news on the latest measures taken by authorities as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Please observe and follow notifications that are visible in hotels, guesthouses, car rentals and other tourism companies throughout the country.

It is important for you to follow general recommendations for international travelers regarding in relation to theCOVID-19 outbreak.


The advice of the Chief Epidemiologist in Iceland
Icelandic Tourist Board

Cruise ships and other vessels:

All vessels arriving in the country from abroad must now provide the Coast Guard with a special health certificate for COVID-19 before being authorized to enter the port. Captains and ship owners, if on board, are required to complete the form that details the status COVID-19 transmission. Vessels will not be taken to port unless the form is received by the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard Administration Station is responsible for sending this form to the vessels.

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