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Iceland and COVID-19

Please find updated information on COVID-19 and Iceland below.


All information, developments, and advice about Iceland and COVID-19 can be found at the website of the Directorate of Health and the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management as well as the designated COVID-19 website for Iceland maintained by these institutions.

New rules for international arrivals

Iceland is open to passengers inside the Schengen Area but all arriving passengers must choose between a 14-day quarantine or a double testing procedure with a quarantine for 4-5 days. The double border-screening procedure requires all passengers arriving in Iceland to undergo two PCR-tests: one upon arrival and another 4-5 days later to minimize the risk of a false negative causing infection to spread in the community. During this period, all arriving passengers must stay in quarantine in case of a possible infection. Passengers are charged ISK 9.000 for a single test at pre-registration but ISK 11.000 if paid on arrival. The second test is free of charge. This process was designed to prioritise safety, but also to work for visitors and Icelanders, based on Chief Epidemiologist’s medical and scientific guidance.

More information: Double border screening for all arriving passengers
See also: Instructions for persons under home-based quarantine and Appropriate housing while in quarantine

All passengers traveling to Iceland are required to fill out a pre-registration form before arrival, which includes their contact information, address(es) during their stay in Iceland and a declaration of health.

During these unprecedented times, the easing of travel restrictions is constantly being evaluated.
Find out more here: Travelling in Iceland

All travellers are strongly encouraged to follow precautionary guidelines, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, and to respect regulations in place, including the 2-meter social distancing rule and the ban on social gatherings of more than 100 people. 

Newest updates on the matter can always found on the Government of Iceland's official website or the Official website for Iceland and COVID-19.

You can find further information on these pages: