International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Vatican City to Iceland.

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Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Policies
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Cases Per Million
362.39
Increased by-8.74
at 12/7/2021
Vaccinated
83.39%
Increased by0.18%
at 12/7/2021
Return Status

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Description

Travelers from selected countries are allowed to enter Iceland. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Travelers must be able to confirm they are residents of these countries.

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Government of Iceland
Start Date
11/9/2021
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for international travelers

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Description

Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR or non-rapid 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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Travelers with different requirements are:

  • Icelandic citizens, residents, students, and work permit holders/applicants;
  • Travelers with proof of COVID-19 vaccination that meets all requirements;
  • 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 born in 2005 and later are exempted from having negative test results before travel.

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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Mandatory

Mandatory pre-registration form

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Travel Purpose
TourismMedicalBusinessTransit
Description

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

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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, Covaxin), or 14 days from Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine. The certificate must be in Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, English, or French languages or be accompanied by a certified stamped translation to one of these languages.

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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In Transit

Not Required

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

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Travel Purpose
Transit
Description

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

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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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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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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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Iceland.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
362.39
Increased by-8.74
at 12/7/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
83.39%
Increased by0.18%
at 12/7/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
286,323
Increased by602
at 12/7/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.02
Increased by-0.02
at 12/4/2021

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

Local Guidelines

Across Iceland, restrictions are gradually lifting and most establishments have reopened. Events and gatherings are limited to a maximum of 500 people with all attendees requiring proof of a negative antigen or PCR test, taken within 48 hours, or full vaccination against COVID-19. Information related to the COVID-19 response in Iceland can be found at https://www.covid.is/cate...
Checked
12/7/2021

Use of mask

Status
Required
Severity
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Face masks are required in enclosed environments and in close-contact services.

Public transportation

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Operating
Severity
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Public transport is operating as usual.

Restaurants

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Restrictions in place
Severity
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Restaurants are open until 11 pm with social distancing rules in place. Customers are required to provide their personal details for contact tracing purposes.

Bars

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Restrictions in place
Severity
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Bars are open until 11 pm with social distancing rules in place. Customers are required to provide their personal details for contact tracing purposes.

Nightclubs

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Restrictions in place
Severity
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Nightclubs are open until 11 pm with social distancing rules in place. Customers are required to provide their personal details for contact tracing purposes.

Shops

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Restrictions in place
Severity
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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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