International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Allowed

Entry into Iceland From Cocos (Keeling) Islands is Allowed with Additional Requirements

Description

Vaccinated travelers from selected countries are allowed to enter Iceland.

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Government of Iceland
Start Date
9/9/2021
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Before You Leave

Recommended

Recommended contact-tracing app

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Description

Travelers are recommended to download the Rakning C-19 app to be able to communicate their test results from screening and to trace infections in Iceland.

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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Vaccinated travelers must have a vaccination certificate showing that 14 days have passed from their second vaccine dose (Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Sinopharm, Sinovac-Coronavac), or 14 days from Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine.

Travelers unable to present a valid certificate may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

Travelers with access to the EU Digital Certificate may use it to present proof.

If different vaccines are used for the first and second dose, the minimum interval for the first vaccine administered must be observed for the vaccination to be considered complete.

Please check the source for more information about accepted vaccines and approved dosage time windows.

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Government of Iceland
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Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers and travelers with proof of previous COVID-19 infection must have a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure, on the first leg of the trip.

The results must be in Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English.

Travelers with access to the EU Digital Certificate may use it to present proof.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Citizens and residents of Iceland and their families;
  • Students, work permit holders, and their families;
  • Children born in 2005 and later.

For more details, please see the source.

Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
  • A Antigen Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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Government of Iceland
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In Transit

Mandatory

Mandatory pre-registration form

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Description

Travelers must fill out a pre-registration form before travel. The form must be submitted a maximum of 72 hours before arrival in Iceland.

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Not Required

No proof of negative COVID-19 test results, vaccination, or recovery for transit

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Travelers with flight connections in Iceland are exempt from any COVID-19 test, vaccination, or recovery requirement, as long as they remain in the international departure area.

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Government of Iceland
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On Arrival

Not Required

No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Travelers who are fully vaccinated are not required to quarantine on arrival in Iceland.

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Government of Iceland
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Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival required for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers who are Icelandic citizens, residents, students, and work permit holders/applicants must take a COVID-19 PCR test a maximum of 48 hours after arrival in Iceland.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Holders of proof of a previous COVID-19 infection that meets all requirements must have a positive COVID-19 test result. The test has to be at least 14 days old and no more than 180 days old;
  • Travelers who are not Icelandic citizens, residents, students, and work permit holders/applicants.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 48 hours After Arrival
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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory indoors

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Description

Travelers must wear face masks indoors and where it is not possible to maintain the 1-meter rule.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Children born in 2006 and later.
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Government of Iceland
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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Iceland.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
128.15
Increased by0.00
at 10/17/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
82.23%
Increased by0.09%
at 10/14/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
282,338
Increased by302
at 10/14/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.21
Decreased by0.01
at 10/15/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

Although restrictions are gradually lifting and most establishments have reopened, social gatherings and events remain limited to a maximum of 500 people. Events that require proof of an antigen test, taken within 48 hours, can have up to 1500 attendees. Information related to the COVID-19 response in Iceland can be found at https://www.covid.is/cate...
Last Checked
10/18/2021

Use of mask

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Required
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Face masks are required in public transport, and indoors when a social distance of 1 meter cannot be respected.

Public transportation

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Operating
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Public transport is operating as usual.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open until midnight, at a reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Customers are required to provide their personal details for contact tracing purposes and must leave the premises by 1 am.

Bars

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Restrictions in place
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Bars are open until midnight, at a reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Customers are required to provide their personal details for contact tracing purposes and must leave the premises by 1 am.

Nightclubs

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Restrictions in place
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Nightclubs are open until midnight, at a reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Customers are required to provide their personal details for contact tracing purposes and must leave the premises by 1 am.

Shops

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Restrictions in place
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Shops and services are open at reduced capacity with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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