International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Restricted

Entry into Iceland From Mexico is Restricted

Description

Travelers from selected countries are not allowed to enter Iceland.

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The travel restrictions do not apply to:

  • Icelandic citizens and some of their family members;
  • Holders of a valid residence permit in Iceland, EEA/EFTA state, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, or the Vatican and some of their family members.
  • EEA/EFTA citizens as well as citizens of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican and some of their family members;
  • Foreign nationals in a long-term intimate relationship with an Icelandic citizen or legal permanent resident;
  • Holders of proof of vaccination against COVID-19 that fulfil requirements;
  • Holders of proof of previous COVID-19 infection that fulfils requirements.

For more details, please see the source.

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Government of Iceland
Start Date
4/6/2021
Updated
6/4/2021

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory pre-registration form

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Relevant Documents and Resources
Start Date
6/15/2020
Updated
5/31/2021
Recommended

Recommended contact-tracing app

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Relevant Documents and Resources
Start Date
4/7/2021
Updated
5/31/2021
Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Description

Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken within 72 hours before departure, on the first leg of the trip.

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

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This testing requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers born in 2005 and later;
  • Travelers with proof of COVID-19 vaccination that meets all requirements;
  • Holders of proof of a previous COVID-19 infection that meets all requirements.

For more details, please see the source.

Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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Government of Iceland
Start Date
2/19/2021
Updated
5/31/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory vaccination certificate

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Government of Iceland
Start Date
5/10/2021
Updated
5/31/2021

On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

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Description

All travelers, including vaccinated and previously infected travelers, must take a COVID-19 test on arrival and follow quarantine instructions while waiting for their results.

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This testing requirement does not apply to:

  • Transit passengers.

For more details, please see the source.

Start Date
8/19/2020
Updated
5/31/2021
Possible

Quarantine may be required under some conditions

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Description

Travelers arriving from selected countries must take a COVID-19 test on arrival and stay in an official quarantine facility for 5 days if they do not have access to an adequate facility to undergo home quarantine. On day 5 of quarantine travelers must be tested for COVID-19 and end quarantine with a negative test result.

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Different rules and exemptions apply to:

  • Children born in 2005 or later;
  • Travelers with proof of COVID-19 vaccination that meets all requirements;
  • Holders of proof of previous COVID-19 infection that meets all requirements.

For more details, please see the source.

  • Travelers arriving from selected countries must take a COVID-19 test on arrival and stay in an official quarantine facility for 5 days if they do not have access to an adequate facility to undergo home quarantine. On day 5 of quarantine travelers must be tested for COVID-19 and end quarantine with a negative test result.
  • Vaccinated travelers that do not test positive on arrival are not required to quarantine. Travelers must have a vaccination certificate that fulfills all of the Icelandic requirements to be exempt from quarantine.
Alternative Measures
  • Immunity Proof
  • Health Certificate
Minimum Number of Days
5 days
Quarantine Duration

Until Test Negative

Start Date
5/31/2021
Updated
5/31/2021

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Start Date
9/25/2020
Updated
5/31/2021

COVID-19 Risk Information

High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is high in Iceland.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
0.00
Increased by0.00
at 6/9/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
58.07%
Increased by6.05%
at 6/9/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
198,155
Increased by20,644
at 6/9/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.02
Increased by-0.04
at 6/8/2021

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

Local Guidelines

General

Restrictions are gradually lifting and most establishments have reopened, although social gatherings remain limited to a maximum of 150 people. Information related to the COVID-19 response in Iceland can be found at https://www.covid.is/cate...

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
Status
Required
Severity
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Face masks are required in enclosed spaces, on public transport, and when social distancing of 2 meters cannot be respected.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Operating
Severity
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Public transport is operating as usual.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
Severity
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Restaurants are open until 11 pm with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Customers may be required to provide their personal details for contact tracing purposes. Alcohol can only be served to those seated.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Bars are open until 11 pm with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Customers may be required to provide their personal details for contact tracing purposes. Alcohol can only be served to those seated.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Nightclubs are open until 11 pm with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Customers may be required to provide their personal details for contact tracing purposes. Alcohol can only be served to those seated.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, face masks, and social distancing.

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