Travel restrictions do not apply to foreign citizens who can provide appropriate proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a prior COVID-19 infection that fulfills requirements set forth by the Chief Epidemiologist
All travellers must pre-register before arriving in Iceland and confirm their departure day, if available.
Present a certficate of full vaccination, or a certificate of previous infection, at the border. If a certificate is not valid the individual needs to undergo 2 tests and quarantine for 5 days in between.
14 days have to have passed from the second dose (or 14 days from Janssen/Johnson & Johnson dose) for a certificate to be valid. If the time is shorter than 14 days, the traveler needs to undergo testing at the border and follow the rules on home quarantine until a negative result is obtained.
Vaccinated passengers, and those with prior infection of COVID-19, need to present a negative covid-19 test either a PCR or Rapid antigen test. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure on the first leg of the journey. A fine for not presenting a negative PCR-test at the border is 100.000 ISK.
From August 30th: If a traveller has recently been diagnosed with COVID-19, they do not need to present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test at the border. Instead, a positive PCR test must be presented that is older than 14 days (isolation completed) but younger than 180 days. These individuals do not have to take a rapid antigen test or PCR test within 48 hours due to their connection with the country.
Those who live in Iceland, or who have a network here, must go for COVID-19 testing within 48 hours of arriving in Iceland, despite having a negative PCR or antigen test, which was taken before departure. This also applies to children born in 2015 or earlier. Testing can be obtained at the border in Keflavík or at the health care centres all over Iceland.
Testing and quarantine of children: Children born in 2005 or later are exempt from the obligation to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival. If a child travels with a person who has a vaccination certificate, or a certificate of previous infection, the child accompanies the person in question and does not have to go into quarantine. The same rules apply to a child travelling alone. Children born in 2015 or earlier, with a network in Iceland, have to go for one test.
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 fully vaccination.
It is recommended that travellers download the Rakning C-19 app. It is used, amongst other things, to communicate negative test results and helps to trace infections if necessary.
If the slightest suspicion arises that an individual has presented a forged certificate, he/she/they will be obliged to be tested twice with quarantine in between.
It is recommended that individuals who are travelling familiarize themselves with the travel advice of he authorities as regards to COVID-19.
In emergencies, Icelanders abroad can call the Consular Services Emergency Line 24/7.
Privacy Statement – Infection Control Measures upon arrival to Iceland
Principal information on the rights of travelers as regards to COVID-19 can be found on the website of Ferðamálastofa.